Columbus Child Custody Attorneys
Protecting Your Rights & Upholding Your Child’s Best Interests with Custody & Shared Parenting Plans
A child custody dispute is perhaps the most significant, and painful, conflict that occurs during a divorce . This is why our team at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. works relentlessly to make sure that you and your child’s preferences and requirements are met during the divorce process. Parenting issues can become quite complicated, and it is crucial to retain experienced legal counsel.
Call us today at (614) 412-3943 to get responsive support from our family law attorneys on any topic about custody or shared parenting.
What is Shared Parenting?
In the state of Ohio, joint custody goes by the term “shared parenting,” which means that both parents are given rights and responsibilities regarding their children. Those rights and responsibilities are contained in a shared parenting plan. Contrary to common misconceptions, shared parenting does not simply mean that a child will spend half the time living with one parent and half the time living with the other parent. Instead, this option means that before any major choice is made on the child’s behalf, the parents must come to a decision together.
In shared parenting, whether in determining a child’s participation in school, activities, and social, cultural or religious events, neither parent can make decisions without consulting the other parent. Both parents are urged to communicate peacefully with their former partner and focus on what is best for their child.
How is Child Custody Determined in Ohio?
There are times when the parents can’t agree on a shared parenting plan and end up in court. There are many factors the court will consider, and these cases are very fact-specific.
Some of the factors involved in custody decisions include:
- Any history of domestic violence or child abuse
- The ability of each parent to cooperate and to encourage a loving relationship between the child and the other parent
- The child’s existing relationships and interactions with his or her parents, siblings and extended family members
- How close the parents live to each other
Whether you have decided to opt for shared parenting or you are seeking sole custody it is important to have reliable advocacy from lawyers you can trust to represent the best interest of your family. You need experienced legal counsel to help you, as custody litigation is complicated. Our child custody and shared parenting attorneys in Columbus stand ready to serve you with tactful negotiating techniques that will help avoid draining, stressful conflicts.
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