Child custody is often one of the most stressful and emotional decisions in any Ohio divorce. Tensions and emotions can run high for parents and their children involved in the case, which is why having a dedicated child custody lawyer advocating for your needs can be critical to getting the time you need with your child. At Comunale Law Office, our team of experienced family law attorneys are prepared to zealously fight for the custody of your child in the Dayton area. To learn more, call or contact our office today.
When determining child custody, parents or the court must determine both sole or joint as well as physical and legal custody of the child. Sole custody means that one parent retains both physical and legal custody, with the other parent receiving little or no visitation rights with their child. Joint custody means that the parents split physical custody and may also split legal custody of the child.
Physical custody refers to when the child physically lives and how much time is spent with each parent. In joint custody cases, the child’s time may be split equally, or the child may spend more time with one parent than the other. Legal custody refers to a parent’s ability to make decisions regarding the upbringing and well-being of the child. This can include decisions about their schooling, religion, medical and dental needs, extracurriculars, and more.
A child custody lawyer can be critical to the success of a custody case. When emotions run high, a child custody attorney can remain logical and present the most legally compelling arguments for your case. If the parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement between themselves, a lawyer understands what factors the court considers when determining what custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child. An attorney understands what evidence to collect and discovery to request in order to put together the most persuasive arguments so that you can spend as much time as possible with your child.
There are also situations in which time has passed since an initial child custody arrangement was agreed upon, and changing circumstances necessitate a modification in the existing agreement. A child custody lawyer knows what is required by the court for this type of change and can make the argument to the judge that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred which requires that you spend more time with your child. To learn more about the benefits of a child custody attorney, talk to our office today.
Are you concerned about the outcome of your child custody case in the Dayton area? If so, the experienced child custody lawyers at Comunale Law Office are ready to zealously advocate for your rights and those of your child. To learn more about your legal options, call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation of your case.
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