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Parenting Time

Parenting time or visitation is often a point of contention in divorce or custody cases. Just as custody decisions, Courts must determine parenting time disputes based upon the children’s best interests. Of course, parents often disagree on what is in the children’s best interests.

However, in order to modify an existing parenting time order, Michigan Courts have found that burden is significantly lower when seeking a modification of Parenting Time as opposed to a modification of Custody. Again, the Court will look to the best interest factors for guidance, taking into consideration additional factors when a child is of “tender age” (i.e., infants and very young children).

Your lawyer should advise you that, the Court must make its decision regarding parenting time and visitation based upon what is in the child’s best interest, not the parent’s best interests.