Areas of Practice
2Areas of Practice
Law Offices of Daniel J. Andoni
503 S. Saginaw Street Suite 510, Flint, Mi 48502
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - noon
Weekends: By Appointment
Holidays: Closed for National Holidays
BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD
1. MCLA 722.23(a) The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the parties involved and the child.
2. MCLA 722.23(b) The capacity and disposition of the parties involved to give the child love, affection, and guidance to continue the education and raising of the child in his or her religion or creed, if any.
3. MCLA 722.23(c) The capacity and disposition of the parties involved to provide the child food, clothing, medical care or other remedial care recognized and permitted under the laws of this state in place of medical care, and other material needs.
4. MCLA 722.23(d) The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment, and the desirability of maintaining continuity.
5. MCLA 722.23(e) The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home or homes.
6. MCLA 722.23(f) The moral fitness of the parties.
7. MCLA 722.23(g) The mental and physical health of the parties involved.
8. MCLA 722.23(h) The home, school, and community record of the child.
9. MCLA 722.23(i) The preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of sufficient age to express preference.
10. MCLA 722.230) The willingness and ability to each of the parties to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent.
11. MCLA 722.23(k) Domestic violence, regardless of whether the violence was directed against or witnessed by the child.
12. MCLA 722.23(1)Any other factor considered by the court to be relevant to a particular child custody dispute.
GENESEE COUNTY FRIEND OF COURT PARENTING TIME GUIDELINES
REASONABLE PARENTING TIME RIGHTS
Reasonable parenting time is the schedule upon which the parties can agree. When the Court orders reasonable parenting time without further definition, and the parties cannot agree, then the following schedule is utilized. This schedule is not appropriate for infants or other very young children, or children who have not spent consistent time with the non-custodial parent.
Pick-up at 6:00 p.m. Friday and return at 6:00 p.m. Sunday. If second shift schedule is involved, pick-up at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and return at 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
MID-WEEK PARENTING TIME AND TELEPHONE CONTACT
The non-custodial parent may have parenting time each Wednesday, unless otherwise agreed, being picked up following school/work and being returned no later than 8:00 p.m. Both parents are entitled to telephone contact with their children while with the other parent, limited to one call per day before 8:00 p.m.
Although not a major holiday, some parents may choose to alternate this date. Even numbered years with mother, odd numbered years with father 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
ALTERNATE MAJOR HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Eve .............. 4:00 p.m. December 31st to 12 noon January 1st New Year’s Day .............. 12 noon January 1st to 6:00 p.m. January 1st Easter...............................6:00 p.m. Saturday to 6:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Memorial Day ................. 6:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00 p.m. Monday
July 4th ............................. 12 noon July 4th until 12 noon July 5th
Labor Day ....................... 6:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. Monday Thanksgiving...................6:00 p.m. Wednesday until 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Christmas Eve ................. 10:00 a.m. December 24th until 10:00 a.m. December 25th Christmas Day.................10:00 a.m. December 25th until 10:00 a.m. December 26th
MOTHER’S DAY AND FATHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day with Mother; Father’s Day with Father 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., irrespective of who is scheduled for parenting time that weekend.
One half Christmas school vacation to each parent
One half Easter/Spring break to each parent
Two non-consecutive weeks every summer. The non-custodial parent shall notify the custodial parent in writing by May 1st of the weeks they intend to exercise parenting time. If this deadline is missed, then the custodial parenting may schedule their own vacation time and the non-custodial parent will need to adjust their schedule to the weeks that remain.
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
Pick-up and drop-off of the children may be at the custodial parent’s house or at a neutral location. Some parents share transporting, each traveling one way or meeting halfway to exchange the children.
TIME LIMITS AND SCHEDULING CONFLICTS
In the event either parent is late for pick-up, without prior notice, the other parent shall wait thirty (30) minutes. If the child is still home after this time, parenting time shall be allowed, if at a reasonable hour. If your holiday occurs during the other parent’s scheduled weekend, you exercise parenting time only during the hours listed.
CHANGES IN PARENTING TIME SCHEDULE
Parents may agree to switch times. It is imperative that there is a clear understanding and that you return to the regular weekend rotation. Switching could result in a parent having two weekends in a row.
HOMEWORK AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Parents exercising parenting time need to be certain homework is completed and the children are transported to their various extra-curricular activities.
GENESEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS
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