Working out who takes care of the kids can often get messy. A lawyer can help you work through the legal red tape to reach an agreement that’s best for both the parents and the children.
In most cases, physical custody is awarded to one parent. This is whom the kids will live with most of the time, but the other parent’s needs to be considered too. You need to work out child visitation and legal custody of the kids. Legal custody can be shared by both parents and is important for issues such as health care, education, and religion. There is also a possibility of other custody arrangements, such as joint custody where kids spend an equal amount of time with both parents.
In the case of unmarried parents, the mother often gets sole physical custody. However, the father can fight to get as much time with his son or daughter as possible.
Under Ohio law, the Court is not permitted to favor one parent over the other because of gender. This means both parents come to Court on equal legal footing when it comes to all Child Custody Rights.
What’s Best For The Child
Kids often get caught in the crossfire of their parents’ battles, especially when it comes to child custody. If the parents can’t agree, the court may intervene and decide what is best for the children.
Michael E. Bryant wants to protect you and your child. His years of experience of working in Divorce and Family Law can help you work your child custody case through the court system saving you time, frustration, and most importantly, preventing it from affecting your child.