FRIEND OF THE COURT – CUSTODY/PARENTING TIME

CUSTODY/PARENTING TIME

ENFORCEMENT OF PARENTING TIME ORDERS

Friend of the Court assists parties in enforcing parenting time orders only through written request.  If you have a court order for parenting time and the other party is not complying with the court’s order, you may file a Parenting Time Compliant. Please remember that Friend of the Court can only enforce written court orders. Friend of the Court cannot enforce private agreements made by the parties.

 

MODIFICATION OF CUSTODY/PARENTING TIME ORDERS

Often times, modifying custody/parenting time orders can be a complicated issue because certain proofs must be made to the court before the court will modify a custody/parenting time order.  You may wish to discuss this issue with an attorney to determine how best to proceed.  Also, you may wish to review our “Useful Links” page for additional legal resources.

If parties have reached an agreement regarding a modification to their custody/parenting time order, they may enter into a consent agreement.

If parties have attempted to privately resolve their issues but are unable to do so, Friend of the Court may be able to help. Parties may contact Friend of the Court to set up a “joint meeting” with our parenting time coordinator.  At this meeting, parties will be given an opportunity to discuss their respective issues in an attempt to reach an agreement.  Friend of the Court will only schedule a joint meeting if BOTH parties are willing to attending.

If you have general questions about your custody/parenting time order, or you would like to schedule a joint meeting, please contact Friend of the Court’s Parenting Time Coordinator at 989-673-4898 ext. 3212.

PARENTING TIME GUIDELINES

For a copy of the Tuscola County Friend of the Court Parenting Time Guidelines please click here.