Custody forms are an integral part of the Michigan family court process. These forms are used to formally document custody and parenting time decisions, orders and changes. Due to the often complex nature of child custody and parenting time disputes, these forms are required in order to ensure everything is properly recorded and sorted out.
This page provides information and PDF examples of the most important and common Michigan child custody forms. Many of the examples cited on this page are SCAO-Approved Court Forms from the Michigan Court Website.
Examples Of Michigan Child Custody Forms
Motion Regarding Custody
The Motion Regarding Custody is a court order to modify an existing custody case. Michigan law mandates that one party must inform the other party that this motion has been filed with this court. This form is used for the filing. FOC 87 – Motion Regarding Custody PDF
Response to Motion Regarding Custody
The Response to Motion Regarding Custody is a form designed for responding to a FOC 87 Motion Regarding Custody. The purpose of this form is to confirm what was filed on a FOC 87 or to dispute it in family court. FOC 88 – Response to Motion Regarding Custody PDF
Motion Regarding Parenting Time
The Motion Regarding Parenting Time is a form used for one party to file a complaint against the other in parenting time disputes. This form is filed with the court in order to get the dispute process started. It is also commonly used during divorce proceedings. FOC 65 –Motion Regarding Parenting Time PDF
Response to Motion Regarding Parenting Time
The Response to Motion Regarding Parenting Time is a form used to formally respond to an FOC 65 that has been filed. The purpose of this form is to document the response and also to include the court in the communication process, giving the respondent the option to request modifications or changes to the parenting time. FOC 66- Response to Motion Regarding Parenting Time PDF
Order Regarding Parenting Time
The Order Regarding Parenting Time is a form used by the courts after an FOC 65 has been filed. This is used as part of the official court ordering process that dictates the outcome of a parenting time dispute. This form is completed and signed by a family court judge. FOC 67- Order Regarding Parenting Time PDF
Notice of Registration of Out of State Child Custody Determination
The Notice of Registration of Out of State Child Custody Determination is a form used when a child has moved residency from another state with an existing custody order. Instead of traveling back to the original state for making changes to child custody, this form allows parents to transfer the existing custody order to Michigan. CC388 (formerly FOC 99) – Notice of Registration of Out of State Child Custody Determination PDF
Order Modifying an Ex-parte Order
The Order Modifying an Ex-parte Order is a form used by the courts to formally recognize a request to modify an ex-parte order, submitted via FOC 61. This order is completed by a family court judge and is used to formally document modifications to an ex-parte order. FOC 62- Order Modifying an Ex-parte order PDF
Objection to Proposed Order
The Objection to Proposed Order is a form used by those who have received a notice to enter a proposed order regarding support, parenting time or custody without a hearing and who do not agree with the proposed order. FOC 78- Objection to Proposed Order PDF
Objection to Referee’s Recommended Order
The Objection to Referee’s Recommended Order is a form intended for filing an official objection to a referee’s recommended order. This must be filed within 21 days after receipt of a referee’s recommended order. FOC 68 – Objection to Referee’s Recommended Order PDF
Talk To A Child Custody Attorney
The process surrounding child custody can be confusing and complex, as evidenced by the myriad of forms listed above. Making mistakes on these forms or not fully understanding your rights as a parent in child custody disputes can cause serious long term problems that are difficult to rectify after the fact.
Because of this, it is vital that those who are facing child custody or parenting time issues reach out to an attorney specializing in Michigan family law. Our staff of experienced child custody lawyers have decades of combined experience successfully helping clients resolve these disputes with the best outcome possible. If you need assistance or guidance with a child custody or parenting time dispute, please contact our office today to see how we can help.