What Rights Do Non-Custodial Parents Have?

Child Custody Attorney

Divorce is always difficult. When a divorce involves children, it hurts not only the children but also has a significant emotional impact on the parents. When children are involved, courts make custody decisions based on various factors. Judges have options, including joint custody, sole custody, parenting time, and visitation. In Michigan, non-custodial parents have certain rights. Still, they need to secure the representation of a skilled child custody attorney to ensure they receive the amount of parenting time they are entitled to.

In Michigan, each county has its guidelines for parenting time. Ideally, both parents will agree on parenting time, but this is sometimes impossible. Judges will consider various issues, including the parents' work schedules, the children's ages, parental home location, school schedules, holidays, and summer vacations. Given the number of factors and conditions that a judge must consider during a custody deliberation, non-custodial parents need to find an attorney skilled in all family law matters.

At Gerkin & Decker, PC, we have built our careers on providing sound legal advice to men in divorce. We know no one is perfect, and we take a non-judgmental approach when working with our clients. We know that mistakes can be made in any marriage, and we also know that regardless of their children. Therefore, we are committed to helping dads maintain close relationships with their kids, especially when they fight an uphill battle as non-custodial parents.

No matter what your divorce entails, our attorneys can give you the guidance you need to secure parenting time and prove to the court that you deserve as much time with your children as possible. No matter what stage of divorce you’re in, we’re eager to help you, so contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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