Legal Information: Michigan


August 16, 2016

Can a parent who committed violence get custody or visitation?

Possibly.  The court will take into consideration any act of domestic violence committed by either parent, regardless of whether the violence was directed against or witnessed by the child.1  It is possible, however, that a parent who has committed violence will get custody or visitation.

It is recommended that you seek legal advice from a lawyer to assist you in a custody case involving domestic violence issues.  For information on how to find a lawyer, see our MI Finding a Lawyer page.

1 See M.C.L.A. § 722.23(k)