Parents never married: Biological dad gets custody, parenting time, Mich. appeals court agrees (access required)

A trial court properly awarded a biological father parenting time with and joint legal custody of the unmarried parties’ child, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 published decision. Paternity testing determined that the child, MP, was the plaintiff’s biological daughter. The defendant mother had given birth to MP shortly after marrying another man, who was the child’s presumed father under Michigan law. The plaintiff later filed an action for custody and parenting time in Berrien County Circuit Court.

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