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September 18, 2019
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parenting time michigan divorce femminineo attorneysSome parents, to shield their kids from excessive emotional turmoil during divorce, are willing to bargain with their ex when it comes to parenting time, just to ensure that their children’s lives are not disrupted even more than they already have been.

This might seem like a smart move at the time, but it’s important to consider all avenues when it comes to taking care of your kids during and after your Michigan divorce. You don’t want to regret your decisions – and miss out on time with your kids that should rightfully be yours.

The General Parenting Time Schedule

Macomb County maintains a parenting time schedule that is the jumping-off point for developing a personalized parenting time agreement. The general outline for non-custodial parents to have time with their children:

  • Every other weekend
  • One night a week
  • Alternate holidays and birthdays
  • Extended time in the summer

Parenting time can be frustrating. You don’t want to be forced to watch the clock with your kids, but if that’s the deal you make, then you must follow it. If you accept the basic formula as set forth by the court, weekend parenting time can be as specific as having the child from 6 p.m. on Friday until 7 p.m. on Sunday during the school year and 8 p.m. during the summer. Weekday parenting time will be one night per week from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on school days and 9 p.m. during the summer.

Figuring Out Your Unique Parenting Time Schedule

What if you child is little enough to have a 7 p.m. bedtime? What if you have a baby that is still nursing? What if there are extracurricular activities that don’t end until after 9 p.m.?

The ages of the children, the work schedule of the parents, the lifestyles that you all lead – these matters are relevant when it comes to determining fair parenting time. You have a lot to consider during your divorce negotiations, and your “freedom” from your marriage may make the rest of your life a little more complicated, especially when children are involved.

Take your time putting together a parenting time plan so it works for you and, especially, for your children. Interim orders that are granted while your divorce is in progress can help you see what’s doable and what’s not ideal when it comes to getting enough time with your kids. Work with a Michigan divorce lawyer who is dedicated to developing a fair and equal parenting time plan for you so you can be part of your child’s life.

Filing a Post-Judgment Action to Change Parenting Time

If you discover that the parenting time terms you agreed to in your original divorce settlement are not working, a post-judgment action can be filed requesting a change. The judge will always rule in the best interests of the child regarding all parenting time and child custody matters, but your Michigan divorce lawyer will guide you best as you figure out what options are open to you and whether you will be successful in your filing.

Life changes during and after divorce and, as your children grow, things will change with their schedule, needs, and education too that might call for a shift in parenting time. Contact Femminineo Attorneys PLLC in Mount Clemens to get answers to all your questions about parenting time in a Michigan divorce.


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Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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