Parenting Time (Visitation)

Michigan Law establishes that minor children have the right to a relationship with both of their parents. Parenting time is the right for a non-custodial parent and child(ren) to spend time together when the court has placed custody with the other parent.

An order may grant “reasonable” rights of parenting time. This gives parents a chance to work out a comfortable schedule. Parenting time may change as a child(ren) becomes older or if one parent moves away. “Reasonable” rights allow parents to make these changes without going to court.

Some courts may provide for standard parenting time. This is a court ordered fixed schedule identifying when parenting time will occur with limited flexibility. In some cases, this may be the best arrangement.

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