Posts in:Child Custody

Can a Mother Stop a Father From Seeing Their Child?

Posted September 5, 2021 by admin

Broken family with mother and children standing across from the father

When a child is born to an unmarried woman, Ohio law states that the unmarried woman has sole legal custody of the child automatically (by operation of law). When a child is born to a married couple, both the mother and father have legal custody of the child.… Read more

Things to Consider in a Shared Parenting Agreement

Posted May 7, 2021 by admin

shared parenting agreement

Every custody case is unique. And while formally pursuing shared parenting (ie joint custody) through the court system may seem overwhelming, it’s a wise decision compared to not having any type of custody agreement. Your main goal as you develop the joint custody plan should be to avoid gray areas and capture as much detail as possible.… Read more

What to Look For in a Child Custody Lawyer

Posted March 7, 2021 by admin

what to look for in a child custody lawyer

You’re facing a situation no parent wants to face: the need for a child custody lawyer. You’re already overwhelmed from going through a divorce or separation; now you have to think about this. How do you find the right lawyer, and what do you even look for as you search?… Read more

What to Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Child Support

Posted December 2, 2020 by admin

What to Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Child Support

It’s a frustrating situation: Your ex refuses to pay a dime in child support. You know they are working.  You’re financially on your own while caring for a child. No one wants to find themselves in this position. What do you do?… Read more

How to Get Full Custody

Posted November 2, 2020 by admin

How to Get Full Custody

When it comes to pursuing child custody, you’re probably quite motivated. After all, there’s a reason you want to raise and support a child. Your heart’s already in it, and because you’re reading this, you want to be as prepared as possible.… Read more

How Can a Mother Lose Custody of Her Child?

Posted October 30, 2020 by admin

How Can a Mother Lose Custody of Her Child?

Who gets custody of a child — the mother or the father — is based on what’s considered to be the “best interest” of the child. Ohio courts gather a variety of information to determine what that “best interest” includes.

Some of the factors they’ll consider are the:

  • Wishes of the child’s parents regarding his care
  • Child’s interaction and interrelationship with his parents and anyone else who may have a direct impact on care, as well as the child’s preferences (primarily if the child is over age 12)
  • Child’s adjustment to their home, school, and community
  • The “better parent” standard

When a parent requests sole custody, the court will sometimes follow the “better parent” standard.… Read more

What to Do Before Calling a Child Custody Attorney

Posted September 30, 2020 by admin

Child Custody

How can you best prepare yourself for the pursuit of sole custody of your children?  Is shared parenting in my child’s best interests?  With the right child custody attorney by your side, you can feel confident that all of your rights will be protected and the appropriate statutory factors will be applied.… Read more