How Is Child Custody Determined In Ohio?
If you are a parent who is facing a break up or divorce, the well-being of your child is likely a major concern. At Kroener Hale Law Firm, we are here to help you through what is often a highly emotional and tumultuous time for you and your family.
When possible, it’s best when parents are able to come to an agreement on their own outside of court about child custody and visitation matters. Doing so increases the likelihood that an agreement meets each parent’s needs and also that both parents will comply with the agreed upon terms.
When Parents Don’t Agree About Custody Issues
In cases where parents aren’t able to resolve child custody issues on their own, the court will step in and do so on their behalf. When making child custody decisions, a family law judge tries to determine what is in a child’s best interest.
At Kroener Hale Law Firm, we represent parents who are facing child custody disputes and advocate on behalf of both you and your child. We present evidence that supports your custody position and work to address issues that may interfere with your ability to achieve custody and visitation goals. We can also ensure child support is calculated accurately.
Issues that may affect child custody and child visitation decisions in Ohio include:
- Age of child
- Child’s relationship with parent
- History of alcohol or drug dependency
- Mental and emotional state of parent(s) and child
- History or allegations of domestic abuse
- Support of other parent’s relationship with child
What Type Of Custody Arrangement Works For You And Your Family?
We understand that there’s nothing more important than your child’s well-being. We help families discover solutions to child custody and visitation issues that may otherwise cause both parents and a child to suffer emotional and mental harm. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, we can help you negotiate a shared custody arrangement, fight for sole custody or establish paternity and petition for custody or visitation.