Who Can Seek Visitation?
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be the parent of a child to seek legal visitation with them. Our firm represents a diverse range of clients including:
- Custodial parents
- Noncustodial parents
Depending on your family’s specific situation, we will work hard to establish a visitation schedule that is in the best interests of the child. While the court tends to prefer that a child has contact with their family, we can argue against such a schedule if the circumstances warrant it.
Visitation Schedules in Michigan
Generally, a family judge will award visitation to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child, if that parent is still interested and willing to have contact with the child. It is important that the child’s life is disrupted as little as possible, even when parents are going through a separation or divorce. However, establishing visitation may not be easy. Our firm can help you establish your parental rights or seek a fair visitation schedule. If an unfair decision has already been made, our visitation lawyer in Grand Rapids can help you modify or appeal the court’s decision.
When Is Visitation Not Granted?
The court will not grant a parent visitation rights in the case where contact may cause the child harm. If there is evidence of domestic abuse, drug use, or alcohol addiction, such as when a parent has a past criminal record, it is vital that the custodial parent retains legal representation to protect their child. We will get to know your situation in-depth and present evidence to the court that proves that the other parent should not be granted visitation.
Call us at (616) 202-3988 to discuss your case.
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