Parenting Time

A parenting time order specifies when a child will spend time with each parent. During parenting time, that parent is responsible for all routine decisions affecting the child. 

The Michigan Child Custody Act provides that parenting time shall be granted in accordance with the best interests of the child in a frequency, duration, and type reasonably calculated to promote a strong relationship between the child and the parent granted parenting time.  If the parents of a child agree on parenting time terms, the court shall order that parenting time unless the terms are not in the best interests of the child.  A child has a right to parenting time with a parent unless it is shown on the record by clear and convincing evidence that it would endanger the child’s physical, mental, or emotional health. (MCL 722.27a)

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