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When do courts order sole physical custody of children?

Child custody is a complex legal issue and can affect families in Dublin in different ways. As Ohio courts look to protect the best interests of the children whose custody matters appear in their chambers, it is important that our readers remember that different custody cases will be resolved based on their own unique facts and issues. Sole physical custody can be ordered for different reasons.

What happens if parents cannot agree about their child's custody?

The divorce or separation of a couple in Ohio can require the parties to make many important legal and financial decisions. As they choose where they will live and who will retain control over certain parcels and items of property, they may also need to work out how they will share in the responsibilities of raising their kids. Child custody plans provide guidance to parents on how they will work together to provide their kids with the support they need despite the end of their parents' relationship. While some parents can work out solid child custody agreements, others may struggle to find common ground with their former partners.

Should a parent fight for joint physical custody of their child?

Giving up time with one's child is one of the hardest things that a parent in Ohio may have to endure when they choose to seek a divorce from their spouse. This is because a divorce forces two married people to return to their separate and single lives and to divide up what they share into new living arrangements. This can also mean dividing up the time that each gets to spend with the kids they share.

Birdnesting is a unique approach to child custody

When two Ohio parents go through a divorce, they may work hard to minimize the challenges that their children will face as they transition into their new lives. Though children do not lose their parents when divorces happen, they do lose the stability of having both of their parents living together under the same roof. A relatively new trend in child custody arrangements attempts to keep the same roof over kids' heads after divorce while the parent who is with them changes.

Be prepared for custody issues during the holidays

The holidays are a special time for many Ohio residents. Not only do many individuals get time off of work to be with their friends and loved ones, but some have the special opportunity to see people they may not otherwise get to spend time with during the rest of the year. For parents, the holidays can be a wonderful time to catch up with their kids and enjoy quiet moments for building love and memories.

A discussion of visitation options for noncustodial parents

Child custody is an important legal matter that Ohio parents must address when they choose to end their relationships in divorce. Custody concerns two particular forms of parental rights, physical and legal, both of which have been discussed on this family law blog. However, if a parent is not awarded custodial rights to their children, specifically, physical custody rights, then they may find themselves contending over a visitation order or plan.

What should parents know about legal custody?

Negotiating a child custody agreement is no small feat. Ohio parents who have elected to end their marriages or discontinue their personal relationships may discover that even though they have chosen to no longer be involved in each other's lives, there is no way for them to fully disentangle themselves due to the presence of their shared children.

Preparing children and schedules for the new school year

The back to school season is upon Ohio families and all across the state children are slowly filtering back to their educational institutions. While some may be returning to familiar schools, others may be transitioning to new schools as they advance through higher grades.

The role of physical custody in a child's post-divorce life

A divorce can be a difficult time for children. Aside from the regular stresses and fears that they may possess at their age, a child in Ohio may worry about who will care for them when their household is suddenly split into two. Courts that handle custody cases prioritize the best interests of the children whose lives are affected by separation and divorce, and one of the most important things that they must decide is how the children's physical custody will be managed.

How to establish paternity in Ohio

There are many familial situations in Ohio. Sometimes when people have children they are married and sometimes they are not. While having a child while married or not does not change the biological parents of the child, it does have an effect on who are the legal parents of the child. There is a presumption that if a couple is married at the time the child was born, that the father is the legal father. However, if the couple is not married, there is not automatically a presumed father.

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