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Things to think about when making a parenting schedule

Michigan residents who have children and get divorced may have to resolve child custody and visitation issues. When parents are trying to figure out how to design their parenting plans, there are several things they should consider so that their plans will work for everyone.

Best interest test informs judicial decisions in custody fights

Michigan parents concerned about potential divorce litigation should know the biggest disputes in most cases are related to child custody. Parents are typically emotional and highly motivated regarding parenting time and the unpleasant prospect of being forced to spend time away from their children. An awareness of legal principles and typical points of controversy can help divorcing parents understand and prepare for the process.

Fathers have equal legal standing in child custody cases

Although family courts in Michigan have traditionally viewed mothers as the best custodial parents for children, modern law recognizes the parental rights of fathers and mothers equally. Men might still encounter prejudice when they pursue custody of their children, but preparation for court and avoiding confrontations with mothers may help produce a fair outcome in family court.

The truth about shared parenting

As a general rule, parenting decisions in a divorce are designed to be made with the best interest of the child in mind. However, what this actually means may be ambiguous to Michigan residents and others. In some cases, decisions may be based more on personal or professional biases as opposed to what is actually going to be best for a minor child.

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