What to do when a parent has custody of the children pursuant to a Michigan order and the other parent runs off with them to another state if law enforcement in the other state tells the custodial parent to get a "pick up order" before they will enforce the Michigan custody order? The Michigan custodial parent will need to file in the family court of the other state a version of these documents along with a certified copy of the Michigan custody order: Petition for Expedited
If the parents are married, the law automatically presumes that the husband is also the father of the child. As such, police agencies consider married parents to each have equal rights to their children. Police agencies will generally not get involved in disputes between married couples regarding which parent should have the child. A police officer will simply say that it is a “civil matter” and to seek a court order.
If the parents are NOT married to each other, Michigan la