You vs. Your Ex vs. The Court vs. The World
There has to be a better way…
So you thought parenting couldn’t get any tougher…until you ended up in court with your ex (or soon-to-be-ex) in a dispute over the custody of your children. You find yourself surrounded by complete strangers given the task of investigating, evaluating, and finally, deciding what is in the best interest of your children. Since when does someone else know what’s best for your kids?This is the child custody process. While your break-up (with its aggravating division of assests) was frustrating, the question of your children’s custody is downright terrifying.
How often will your kids be with you? How often will they be with your ex? What will you do about the holidays? Who has the final word on school, medical treatment, religion, discipline, or extracurricular activities? Can your ex take your kids around anyone they please? Who is going to pay child support? You can either resolve these issues with your ex or the court will do it for you. In Ohio, the court resolves these issues by applying a set of rules found in the Ohio Revised Code and a multitude of family law court decisions.
You have some questions…
Who has initial custody of a child by unmarried parents? How do you terminate a Shared Parenting Plan? What factors are considered when granting visitation in divorce court? How do you acquire grandparent visitation rights? These are some of the procedural issues we will be discussing in this section.
Our practice focuses on providing Ohio Child Custody Law legal services. A parent, educated on the law and with reasonable expectations, is in a far better position to build a healthy, positive plan for their children.
Custody: A Primer
– Shared parenting is a form of joint custody which prioritizes the well-being and best interests of both the parents and children.
– Here are a few pointers on how the system works and some phrases you will often hear in a custody case.
– Even though there is loss associated with divorce, the family can emerge with a new identity and understanding of one another.
– Bird’s Nest Parenting is becoming increasingly popular and allows the kids to stay in one house and the divorcing parents to move in and out.
– The rules of parenting after divorce can lead to the same benefits of Bird Nest Parenting. Building a new relationship with your ex can evolve in a way that’s good for the kids.