Ohio Child Custody Lawyers
How To Obtain Child Custody In Ohio?
Child custody issues occur when the mother and the father of the minor child or children are living separate and apart from each other.
This could happen as a result of divorce, dissolution, legal separation, or when the parents were never married.
Whatever the situation, our attorneys are sympathetic listeners and tough negotiators. They can assist you in obtaining custody of your child or children.
Ruling In The Best Interest Of The Child
The courts in Ohio make child custody determinations based upon the best interests of the children. The court will consider the testimony of either or both parents to determine how to allocate parental rights and responsibilities. A lawyer can assist you in preparing your testimony for the child custody hearing, so you have the best chance of receiving a favorable outcome.
The judge or magistrate assigned to your case may allocate the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children in either of the following ways:
- Sole Custody– One parent receives the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children. That parent is designated the residential parent and the legal custodian of the child. The other parent will have the responsibility to provide support for the children and the right to have continuing contact with the children.
- Shared Parenting – Both parents share parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children. Both parents share all or some of the physical and legal care of the children. Child support may be ordered.
Modification Of Custody Court Order
Sometimes there are changes in family situations that require an adjustment to current child custody arrangements. Our family law attorney handles situations in which a previous child support order needs to be modified. This could occur in many different situations. For instance: a child wants to live with a different parent, a parent is not complying with the child custody order, or a parent’s household is not suitable for the children. Child-related issues are always modifiable until the child reaches the age of 18 and graduates from high school.
Portage And Summit Counties Custody Lawyer In Ravenna And Stow
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The attorneys in our law firm primarily service Portage County courts (Ravenna and Kent) from our office in Ravenna and Summit County courts (Akron, Stow, Barberton) from our office in Stow. Cases in all other courts in North East Ohio, such as Cuyahoga County courts, are handled under specific terms and conditions.