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In 2008, there were a number of changes made to the Michigan laws that govern child custody. Among the changes was the replacement of the term “visitation” with “parenting time.” The new law states that it is in the best interests of the child for each parent to receive parenting time of “a frequency, duration and type” that provides for a strong relationship between parent and child.
Parenting time is handled in different ways by different counties, and the provisions of the law can be difficult to understand for people who are not familiar with them. If you have questions about parental rights following a divorce, a qualified Clinton Township parenting time attorney can help you understand your rights and those of the other parent.
If both parents agree to terms of a parenting time schedule, sometimes referred to as a parenting plan, the court will enforce that agreement unless there is clear and convincing evidence to indicate that the terms would not serve the child’s best interests. At the family law firm of Iafrate & Salassa, P.C., we have helped our clients craft complex and specific custody arrangements and parenting plans.
In cases where the parents are not able to agree on terms, we have been successful in negotiating schedules that benefit everyone. We have resolved cases involving parental relocation and other complex issues. No matter which side of the case you are on, you can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to secure an agreement that accommodates your needs and serves your children’s best interests.
Contact our Clinton Township law office today to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer about your parenting time concerns. You can reach us by phone at (586) 263-1600 or via email to get started.