When parents are divorced or unmarried, decisions regarding where your child will live and how parenting time is divided can create significant problems. Spending time with your child is important in developing a strong current and future relationship. At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C., our Oakland County parenting time attorneys are here to help ensure these arrangements are as fair and reasonable as possible. With more than 50 years combined experience in handling family law matters, we provide the professional legal representation needed to help protect your rights as a parent and your child’s best interests.
Parents have the right and responsibility to play an active and engaged role in their child life. Under Michigan child custody laws, parenting time can be divided between the parents as part of a joint custody arrangement, or by awarding primary custody to one parent while the other has visitation. The arrangements may be negotiated through your attorney or at mediation proceedings, or they may be decided at a hearing before the judge in which a court order is issued. Factors the judge will likely consider in issuing a parenting time order include:
At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C., our Oakland County parenting time attorneys will carefully work with you on your case, gathering evidence needed to support a parenting plan that works for both you and your child. Under Michigan parenting time guidelines, other issues addressed when determining parenting time include arrangements for pick up/drop off and responsibility for any transportation costs, the rights to visit the child at school and during school-related activities, and dividing time spent over holidays, school breaks, birthdays, and other special occasions.
Parenting time arrangement can have major impacts on your relationship with your child. To protect your child and your rights as a parent, reach out and contact Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. We can arrange a free consultation with one our Oakland County parenting time attorneys, to discuss how we can assist you in your case
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