Custody & Parenting Time

Standard Parenting Time (104 overnights annually)

Weekend Parenting Time

Plaintiff (PL)/Defendant (DF) shall have weekend parenting time with the minor child(ren) from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. Sunday on alternating weekends.

Weekday Parenting Time

The Plaintiff/Defendant shall be entitled to spend time with the minor child(ren) on Wednesdays from after school to 8:00 p.m. (or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. if school is not in session.)

Holiday Parenting Time

Plaintiff/Defendant shall have the right to visit with the minor child(ren) on the following holidays:

In odd years Plaintiff/Defendant shall have the minor child with him/her as follows:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas Eve

In even years Plaintiff/Defendant shall have the minor child(ren) with him/her as follows:

  • Easter
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

The Mother shall always have the child(ren) on Mother’s Day, and the Father shall always have the child(ren) on Father’s Day.

Hours for Holidays

The Easter holiday shall be celebrated from 6:00 p.m. the Saturday before Easter until 6:00 p.m. Easter Day.

Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and Labor Day shall be celebrated from 9:00 a.m. the day of the holiday until 8:00 p.m. that evening.

Spring break parenting time shall begin the date the child(ren)’s school system begins the holiday break and continue through the week until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas break parenting time shall begin the date the child(ren)’s school system begins the holiday break and continue until Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m., the other party shall have parenting time beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continuing until the last day of the break (as scheduled by the child’s school system) at 6:00 p.m.

Fourth of July parenting time shall be from 9:00 a.m. on July 4 until 9:00 a.m. on July 5.

In the event Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, or Thanksgiving coincides with a party’s regular parenting time schedule, the child(ren) will remain with the parent for the entire extended weekend.

Summer Parenting Time

The parties shall divide equally the Summer parenting time to be defined as the period between the day that school lets out for the Summer in the child’s school system until school begins in the Fall. During a party’s one-half of the Summer vacation, the other party shall have all rights of parenting time that formerly belong to the other parent on the weekends.

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Contact

Friend of the Court

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Phone
517.279.4314

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1.877.KID.2660

Fax
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Address
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31 S. Division Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

Staff
Lona Julien
Friend of the Court Director/Domestic Relations Referee

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