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Child Custody Firm in Ohio

In Ohio, family law courts can award sole custody to one parent or joint custody to both parents. In general, courts favor joint custody, as it is believed that it is in the child’s best interests to have a continuing relationship with both parents. With joint custody, a shared parenting plan is generally required.

Courts will create a joint parent plan based on many factors, such as:

  • The child’s wishes if he/she is old enough to have an opinion
  • The mental and physical health conditions of the child and both parents
  • The ability of each parent to take responsibility and make decisions for the child
  • The geographical proximity of both parents’ homes
  • The possible relocation of one parent
  • The relationship between the parents
  • Child support payments

As a multi-generational law firm, Rion, Rion & Rion understands the confusion and stress of an emotional family matter. Our main priority will be to protect your child’s best interests through dedicated advocacy. Our Dayton custody lawyers fully understand the laws and procedures of a custody dispute, so we are prepared to help you navigate the process.

Reach out to Rion, Rion & Rion at (937) 223-9133 to arrange to speak to a family law attorney you can trust.

Ohio Sole Custody Laws

In Ohio, sole custody is a type of custody that can be arranged during divorce proceedings that grants legal and physical custody to one of the two parents. This is typically in cases that involve negligence, abuse, violence, and/or criminal activity.

Sole custody grants the custodial parent the right to making the following decisions for the children in question:

  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Residence
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Preferences
  • Miscellaneous Legal Documentation
  • And More

When sole custody is granted to a parent, there are discussion made within the court as to the status of visitation rights between the custodial parent and estranged parent. Additionally, a complete denial of visitation rights, or supervised visitation rights, can be sought by the custodial parent if it is in the best interest of the child.

Dedicated Family Custody Legal Representation

The issue of child custody can be a complex matter that can lead to contention and anxiety. Our attorneys know how difficult such an issue can be for all concerned. We encourage you to let us help you make better and more informed decisions. Furthermore, as experienced negotiators and litigators, we can advocate on your behalf both in and out of the courtroom. Our firm can be at your side every step of the way throughout these proceedings.

Contact a Dayton custody lawyer at (937) 223-9133 today.

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