Tag Archives: Child Custody Law

Shared Parenting v. Sole Custody in Ohio

Posted Date:October 22, 2014 | Categories:

Shared Parenting Columbus Ohio

In Columbus, Ohio, child custody lawyers are familiar with the two basic parenting models, shared parenting and sole custody.  The basic differences revolve around how decisions on raising and caring for the children are made.  As always, it is important to consult with a child custody lawyer when filing a divorce, especially when you have young children.  When you settle out of court, you are able to have a more frank and open discussion about custody, and must consider what is best for the child.  It is important to work with child custody lawyers who believe Children Matter Most.

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What You Need to Know About Ohio Custody Laws

Posted Date:August 12, 2014 | Categories:

Child Custody Lawyer Columbus

Best Interest of the Child

Anyone dealing with the challenges of deciding child custody needs to understand Ohio’s child custody laws. At Edward F. Whipps & Associates, nothing is more important than the children involved in a family law matter.

In Ohio, the Courts strongly recommend and encourage the parties to mediate custody issues and to come to a joint decision on child custody. If custody of the minor child(ren) cannot be agreed upon by the parties, then the court will look to O.R.C. 3109.04, which requires the court to take into account the best interest of the minor child(ren). In determining the best interest of the child(ren), the court is required to consider all relevant factors.

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