Farmington Hills Parenting Time Lawyer
Offering Free Consultations in Oakland County & All of Southeast Michigan
Here at the law office of Michael E. Thomas, we understand that families come in all shapes, sizes, and arrangements and that legal help is often required to build the safe structure that you desire. Whether you are trying to determine the parenting time allotted for you to spend with your child, or wishing to establish new modifications for you and your ex-partner following an alteration of circumstances in your life, you can count on us to walk you through the process.
In order to create legally binding documents regarding the specific organization of parenting time for a minor child, you will need a qualified Oakland County parenting time attorney to represent you, especially if your case goes before a judge. The courts will always rule in the best interests of the child, and our team is ready to go the extra mile to be your best advocate.
Contact us now at (248) 266-9779 if you are looking for reliable counsel about your questions on gaining more parenting time with your children.
Factors Which Account for Determining Parenting Time
When attempting to decide the amount of time each parent receives with their children, or if there is ever a case when this amount of time needs to be modified, the court will consider a wide variety of factors to ensure that a child’s best interests are met. These different attributes will help a judge allocate the kind of parenting time each party receives, along with the frequency and length of such time.
Some of the most predominant features which the court will take into consideration include:
- Any special needs required by the child for their mental, emotional, or physical health
- The age of the child
- The physical location of each parent, along with the distance to key aspects in a child’s life, from their school to their hospital
- The parents’ willingness to jointly care for their child
- Any background or history concerning the parent’s fitness to raise a child, in relation to drug or alcohol abuse or domestic violence
- The mental and physical health of each parent
Knowledgeable Advocacy You Can Trust
There are a lot of gray areas when it comes to the division of parenting time, especially because both of the parents rightfully want a close relationship with their children. However, Michael E. Thomas is an Oakland County parenting time lawyer with the experience and attention to detail that it takes to remove the guesswork from these kinds of cases. Mediating and negotiating between several different parties takes finesse, and working with children takes compassion, and you can trust us to supply both of those things. Determining parenting time is a big responsibility, and you can rely on the experience of our whole team to make sure that the best interests of your child remain the primary goal.
Call us today at (248) 266-9779 or contact us online if you are ready to build your family in a way that ensures safety and happiness for everyone. The Law Office of Michael E. Thomas, PLLC offers free consultations so that you and your family can feel confident about your future together.