Child Custody and Parenting Time

Michigan Law Services, PLLC is a full service law firm in the heart of Macomb County, MI dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation in family law, criminal law, probate and other legal matters.

The Best Interest Of Your Child Is Always Primary
When It Comes To Child Custody And Parenting Time

When dealing with the issue of child custody and parenting time, the court looks to what’s in the child’s best interest. To do that, the court will look to 12 unique factors.  By applying the facts of your case to these factors the court decides what is in the children’s best interest.

The lawyers at Michigan Law Services, PLLC effectively apply the facts of your case to these factors.  We will skillfully create the best argument possible.

Types Of Child Custody

Michigan recognizes two unique types of custody

legal custody

The first is known as legal custody, which refers to a parent’s decision making authority over their child. The primary areas involve medical, educational and religious decisions.  This also refers access to information and records associated with these areas.

Physical custody

Physical custody is a term that the courts are using less and less.  In a nutshell, it refers to the place the child considers their home.   It could be with one parent or both parents.  Joint physical custody does not have to equate to equal parenting time.

Parenting Time

The term parenting time describes the amount of time each parent spends with the children.  This time is usually measured in the number of overnights awarded each year.   There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to what is the appropriate parenting time schedule for your situation.

Courts throughout the State of Michigan have attempted to create standard schedules.  However, these schedules

often get modified.

Know Your Legal Options

An experienced family lawyer could be the difference in a child custody and parenting time dispute.  Call, click or tap today for a free consultation.

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In uncertain times, facing even more uncertain outcomes, you need someone to protect YOU. In representing our clients, our lawyers make it a priority to provide dedicated legal services at reasonable rates.

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