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Parenting Time

Parenting time, formerly known as visitation, designates when a non-custodial parent will spend time with their child. Parenting time agreements can be difficult to draft because of scheduling constraints and several different ideas among parents and children about how parenting time should work. Custom designed agreements, tailored to your family's particular needs are essential.

Parenting Time Attorney in Michigan

Stacy has experience working with families to craft workable and realistic parenting time agreements. She develops fair and flexible agreements that take your desires and your children's best interests into account. Because Stacy works hard to understand your family's specific situation, she is able to design agreements that accommodate schedules, activities, and transportation issues.

Creative and successful parenting time agreements can include terms based on:

  • Alternating Weekends
  • Special Holiday Arrangements
  • Separate School Year and Summer Schedules
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Shared Physical Custody

Regardless of the terms that you include in your agreements, the key is to forge an agreement that is satisfactory to every member of the family. Each family member's agreement is essential to the success of the plan.

If agreement is not an option, Stacy will aggressively litigate the parenting time issues in family court to seek an order that is in your best interest and the best interest of your children. Although litigation is always an option, Stacy prefers to keep control of the process, rather than having an "agreement" imposed upon you by the court.

Contact Stacy L. Van Dyken to schedule an appointment to answer your questions about Michigan parenting time law.

At the Grand Rapids law office of Stacy L. Van Dyken, P.C., we conveniently serve clients throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Holland, Muskegon, and Grand Haven; and throughout Kent County, Ottawa County, Allegan County, Barry County, Newaygo County, Montcalm County, and Ionia County.