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Parenting Time

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The Benzie County Friend of the Court remains open and able to assist you; but encourages both parents to work together to achieve a mutual goal of keeping your children and families safe during these times.

Parenting Time:

Parenting Time Orders establish how parenting time will be exercised. Some orders are very general, and others are very specific. A parenting time order is in addition to a Custody Order.

The statute MCL 722.27a sets forth presumptions regarding parenting time:

1)Parenting Time shall be granted in accordance with the best interest of the child.
2)It is presumed to be in the best interest of a child to have a strong relationship with both parents.
3)Parenting Time shall be granted to a parent in a frequency, duration and time reasonable calculated to promote a strong relationship between the child and parent. 
4)A child has a right to parenting time absent a threat of harm.

If parents agree on parenting time, the court will order order such. Generally, most parents do a better job determining what is in the best interest of their child then the court. Parents are encouraged to do so.

The court facilitates decision making whenever possible. Listed below are a few resources regarding parenting time manners. For a more thorough discussion of parenting time, modification, and enforcement please visit Michigan Parenting Time Guidelines (PDF).

Resources to Consider:

Rules for Co-Parenting(PDF)
Parenting Time & the Best Interests Standard
Suggestions to Facilitate Parenting & Time Sharing
Holiday Parenting Time Schedule(PDF)
Online Parenting Classes

Motion Regarding Parenting Time(PDF)
Order Regarding Parenting Time(PDF)
Response to Motion Regarding Parenting Time(PDF)

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