Child custody issues occur when the mother and the father of the minor child or children are living separate and apart from each other.
This could happen as a result of divorce, dissolution, legal separation, or when the parents were never married.
Whatever the situation, our attorneys are sympathetic listeners and tough negotiators. They can assist you in obtaining custody of your child or children.
The courts in Ohio make child custody determinations based upon the best interests of the children. The court will consider the testimony of either or both parents to determine how to allocate parental rights and responsibilities. A lawyer can assist you in preparing your testimony for the child custody hearing, so you have the best chance of receiving a favorable outcome.
The judge or magistrate assigned to your case may allocate the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children in either of the following ways:
Sometimes there are changes in family situations that require an adjustment to current child custody arrangements. Our family law attorney handles situations in which a previous child support order needs to be modified. This could occur in many different situations. For instance: a child wants to live with a different parent, a parent is not complying with the child custody order, or a parent’s household is not suitable for the children. Child-related issues are always modifiable until the child reaches the age of 18 and graduates from high school.
Contact us at 330-296-8000 (Ravenna Office) or 330-686-2890 (Stow Office) to book your case review.
I loved working with Heather. I was going through a divorce after a thirty-year marriage and I was scared and confused. I initially was working with a different lawyer at a different firm, she was scattered and never got back to me when I had questions. Someone referred me to Heather Dyer and from the first conversation, I felt safe and heard. She was there for me every step of the way, answering my questions in a logical, caring way. I love the way she gets things done and doesn’t mess around dragging things out. When I had to have meetings with my ex-husband and his lawyer she impressed me with her strength and knowledge. She was there for me. I would recommend Heather to everyone I care about.
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