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Franklin County Child Custody Attorney
Child Custody Lawyers and Visitation Attorneys in Franklin County, OH - Call (614) 426-8720
When going through a divorce, one of the most important subjects that should be on your mind is child custody and visitation. While these topics can quickly get volatile, the focus always needs to remain on what is in the best interests of your children.
With the help of my legal team, you can develop a plan that is right for you and your child. I understand that each child custody case is unique, so I never offer cookie-cutter solutions. Instead, I have dedicated my practice to providing affordable, personalized family law representation. I know how strong your child custody case is to you, and I will help you develop the best plan for your family.
I help clients with all child custody and parenting plan needs such as:
- Negotiating and drafting initial child custody and parenting time plans
- Seeking modifications of child custody and visitation
- Representing clients in relocation hearings
- Transferring child custody orders to Ohio
How the Court Determines Child Custody
In my years of legal service, I have helped parents, grandparents, aunts, and foster parents create child custody, visitation, and parenting plans. My goal is to protect your right to spend time with your child, maintaining the vital connection between you and your children. If you cannot agree with your partner about the custody of your minor children, the court will have to make the necessary decisions.
Factors the judge will consider include:
- The wishes of the child (if old enough)
- The child's relationship with each parent
- The child's home, school, and community
- The physical and mental health of all individuals involved
- The parent more likely to honor the other parent's visitation rights
- The criminal record of both parents
- The employment situation of each parent (or relative)
Can You Get a Court Appointed Attorney for Child Custody in Ohio?
Ohio law authorizes the judge to appoint a guardian ad litem or GAL in any child custody case. The GAL is generally a child custody lawyer looking for the child's best interest. Understanding the function of the GAL helps parents know more about the court process for child custody in Ohio.
As a Parent, You Have a Right to Spend Time With Your Child!
I help you negotiate and draft initial child custody and parenting time plans. Then, you can be confident knowing that I will assist you if you decide to move down the road or need to make other child custody or visitation modifications.
In some cases, a post-decree modification may be needed, such as if one parent experiences a significant change in income. Other situations may involve a parent moving out of state, needing to adjust visitation arrangements due to job hours, or seeking to gain more time with a child. If you need to reach a new agreement over your child custody or visitation matters, I am here to help. Let me guide you through this complex process!