Family Issues: Custody & Parenting Time
- Powerpoint overview of Michigan custody law as it applies to parents with criminal convictions.
- To forestall against unnecessary guardianships, a parent facing incarceration of six months or less should sign a Temporary Authorization for Kinship care, or power of attorney. This document provides information on how to do so.
- If a parent is incarcerated and has failed to provide legal authority to the person with whom the child is placed, the caretaker can obtain a guardianship. But if the individual who has guardianship or custody is unwilling to return the child, it can be extremely difficult for a parent to regain custody.
| Other pages in this section: Children & Families of the Incarcerated - Child Support - Custody & Parenting Time - Parental Rights Termination - Parole & Probation Restrictions on Family Contact - Ability to be an Adoptive or Foster Parent