03. Parenting Time


Michigan law dictates that parenting time should be reasonably calculated to promote a strong relationship between the child and the parent. While there are some exceptions, the general rule is that it is in the best interests of the children to have a strong relationship with both parents.


Like custody, there are several factors that the court will consider when awarding a parent time with his or her children.  (Michigan Legislature - Section 722.27a)


You will want to really consider your children and what schedule works best to make sure their needs are met.  Sometimes a week on week off schedule can be too much for a younger child because younger children tend to do better with more frequent contacts with both parents. Sometimes one parent often travels for work and more parenting time in the summer makes better sense.