Dedicated Parenting Time Attorneys in Plymouth, Michigan

At Steslicki & Ghannam PLC, our Plymouth family law attorneys represent clients throughout Michigan with a passion for producing results. That includes establishing child custody and parenting time agreements during a divorce or after their relationship with the other parent has dissolved.

Parenting time, also known as visitation, is a crucial aspect of child custody arrangements and is intended to ensure that both parents can maintain a meaningful relationship with their child.

Parenting Time Attorneys

Michigan law recognizes the importance of promoting strong and continuing relationships between children and both parents. Unless it is determined to be against the child’s best interests, both parents are typically entitled to parenting time with their child.

With over 30 years of combined experience in family law, our attorneys can help you outline a detailed and comprehensive parenting schedule that leaves no detail to chance. Contact our skilled Plymouth family lawyers today to learn more.

What are the Different Types of Parenting Time in Michigan?

Parenting time arrangements can vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Parenting time can be supervised, unsupervised, or a combination of both, depending on the parents’ relationship, the child’s needs, and any concerns about safety or well-being.

Because each family is unique, there is not one standard schedule that works best for all families. However, the State Court Administrative Office created a Michigan Parenting Time Guideline with many sample schedules for reference.

Parenting time schedules outline when the child will spend time with each parent, including:

  • Regular visitation.
  • Holiday visitation.
  • Vacation time.

These schedules should be detailed and comprehensive, addressing pick-up and drop-off arrangements, transportation responsibilities, and communication between parents.

For example, the Michigan family courts prefer 50/50 parenting time schedules, in which children spend time with each parent equally.

That may require:

  • An alternating week’s schedule is a common 50/50 schedule. In it, the children spend seven days with one parent and seven days with the other.
  • A 2-2-5-5 schedule, where parents each have one two-day visit and then one five-day visit.

Parenting time details change considerably if there is a 60/40, 70/30, or 80/20 custody agreement. Adding a shared visual calendar can help keep parenting time details clear for both parents, but the written description must be thorough enough to stand alone. In addition, all parenting schedules must include a statement in which parents agree to support each other’s relationships with the children and prioritize the children’s best interests.

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Contact Our Skilled Parenting Time Attorneys Today

Creating a parenting schedule can feel daunting to even the most organized parents. Our skilled parenting time attorneys in Plymouth can help you understand the legal requirements for your Michigan child custody agreement or court order so each detail is comprehensively outlined and no detail is left to chance. Contact us today to learn more.

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