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Parenting Time

What if I Cannot Tolerate Being Away from My Children?

When you are considering a divorce or learn that your spouse wants a divorce, one of the most difficult aspects is dealing with knowing that your time with your children, whom you may be used to seeing and caring for daily, will be limited. As divorce lawyers, we often hear, “I can’t be separated from […]

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Meeting Your Children’s Needs in Parenting Time

Developing specific parenting time gives your children and both parents the stability and predictability that everyone needs to assure a strong relationship between parents and children.  Recently, some groups have advocated for 50/50 parenting time; often scheduled as one week with one parent and the next week with the other parent.  This is an option.  […]

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Does Having 50/50 Parenting Time Save Paying Child Support to my Former Spouse?

The answer is, it depends.  Only when both parents earn the same amount of income and either pay their own child care expense or have no child care expense, will there be no exchange of child support.  In my practice, I have few couples who earn equivalent salaries.  In order to equalize the amount of […]

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Will I Save Having to Pay Child Support if I have the Children More Time than the Other Parent?

Child support is determined in part by the amount of time that the children spent with each parent.  In Michigan, the time is measured in over nights, generally. There is more expense involved in caring for children than just paying child support. It’s expensive having the children spend time with each parent.  The primary parent […]

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