Child custody cases are often among the most emotionally difficult and contentious family law matters. Our Dayton child custody attorneys can help you through the process. We know how important it is to have an experienced child custody lawyer on your side who can ensure that your voice is heard and will do everything possible to work toward a shared parenting arrangement that is in you and your child’s best interests. Under Ohio law, courts do not award child custody to one or both parents, but instead courts allocate parental rights and responsibilities for the care of a minor child, focusing on a shared parenting arrangement that is in the best interest of the child. Whether you have questions about child custody generally in Ohio or need assistance with a child custody dispute, our firm can speak with you today.
Ohio law clarifies that in any divorce, legal separation, or annulment, a court can allocate parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the minor children from the marriage. The court can allocate parental rights and responsibilities in one of two ways:
When courts allocate parental rights and responsibilities, they focus on the child’s best interest. The following are statutory factors the court can consider when determining what kind of parenting arrangement or allocation is best for the minor children:
The court considers additional factors when determining whether shared parenting is appropriate.
If you need assistance with a child custody case, you should get in touch with an experienced child custody attorney in Dayton today. At Comunale Law Office, we have years of experience representing parents in various types of family law matters and can talk with you today about your child custody case. Contact Comunale Law Office to learn more about the services we provide to individuals and families in Dayton, Ohio.
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