Child Visitation & Parenting Time

Novi Child Visitation Attorney

Helping Clients Obtain Fair Parenting Time & Visitation Schedules in Michigan

As a part of many child custody decisions, the court will implement a visitation schedule between the custodial parent and non-custodial parent. Having the support and guidance of an experienced Novi child custody lawyer can be crucial during this time.

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At the Law Offices of Elaine Stypula, our goal is to help you find a parenting schedule that is focused on the well-being of your relationship with your child.

Our lead attorney has been helping families resolve complex child custody and visitation cases for more than 20 years. She has a unique insight from raising children of her own, as well as developing fair and favorable parenting time schedules.

Additionally, Attorney Stypula is skilled at anticipating potential visitation issues that can be addressed ahead of time to avoid any costly litigation or other disputes.


If you need help establishing a parenting plan or visitation rights in Novi, contact our firm online or by calling (248) 565-3800 to schedule a consultation with our child visitation attorney now.


Common Issues in Visitation & Parenting Plans in MI

Visitation can be a difficult matter to navigate with your child's other parent. Many issues may arise in the process.

We can help parents navigate common issues that arise such as:

  • Either parent is having problems with drugs or alcohol
  • The child is disabled or sick
  • Either parent is disabled or sick
  • Either parent is relocating
  • Domestic violence or other criminal activity has occurred
  • Any other changes or issues that may impact visitation / custody

Does Visitation Always Have to Be Settled in Court?

Visitation is a complex and often emotionally heated issue. A Novi child visitation attorney can help you and the other parent successfully mediate the parenting plan. If you cannot agree in mediation or wish to have your matter resolved in court, Elaine Stypula is more than ready to help.

As a seasoned Novi visitation lawyer, she can make sure that a reasonable parenting schedule is awarded and your parenting rights are fully taken into consideration by the court.

What is Holiday Parenting Time in Novi?

Although it would be ideal for parents to work out an agreement on their own, this is not always possible. If you and your co-parent get along, keep in mind that you would have more flexibility in your holiday visitation plan. Always try to cooperate and negotiate with your former spouse whenever possible to ensure you achieve an arrangement that best suits your needs and the needs of your children. In Michigan, there is a standard holiday schedule for parents to follow if they cannot hash out a schedule.

To ensure each parent maintain a strong bond with their child throughout the holidays, the court typically divides time in the following manner:

  • Thanksgiving: 
    • The mother will have the children for Thanksgiving during odd years and the father will have the children for Thanksgiving during even years, beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday and ending on Friday at 6:00 pm.
  • Winter break: 
    • The mother will have the children for the first half of the winter break during even years and the father will have the children for the first half of the winter break during odd years.
  • Christmas Eve: 
    • The mother will have the children for Christmas Eve during even years and the father will have the children for Christmas Eve during the odd years, beginning on the 23rd of December at 6:00 pm and ending at 6:00 pm on the 24th.
  • Christmas Day: 
    • The mother will have the children for Christmas Day during odd years and the father will have the children for Christmas Day during the even years, beginning on the 24th of December at 6:00 pm and ending at 6:00 pm on the 25th.
  • Winter break: 
    • For the second half of the winter break, the mother will have the children during odd years and the father will have the children during even years.

Every parent wants to spend as much quality time with their children as possible, especially during the holidays. After all, the holiday season is a time for celebrating togetherness, love, and family, so it is understandable why this matter is often challenging.

When you are in need of a competent child visitation lawyer in Novi to help establish a parenting schedule that is fair and beneficial for your children, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Elain Stypula.

Fighting to Establish Novi Parenting Plans & Visitation Schedules with the Child's Best Interests in Mind

Attorney Stypula has an extensive legal background, working at the United States Attorney Office and the Michigan Court of Appeals in the past. She has helped many clients resolve difficult and complex custody issues with skilled legal strategies. As a counselor and coach, she provides dedicated and diligent representation.


Arrange a consultation with our parenting plan and visitation lawyer in Novi by contacting us online or by calling our firm at (248) 565-3800 now.


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