When you and your child’s other parent are unmarried and are not planning to live together, who will get custody of your child can be an extremely sensitive and frustrating issue. At the law offices of Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA, our experienced Lorain child custody attorneys understand the emotions that you are feeling, and your desire to work with a legal professional who knows the law and is ready to advocate for you.
When separating, you and your child’s other parent have the right to make a decision about custody of your child, assuming the decision protects the best interests of the child. Parents are encouraged to work together and avoid going to court, which saves time, money, and often hurt feelings. Parents should work together to create a parenting time schedule that outlines whether custody will be joint or sole, what visitation rights each parent will have, how transportation for the child will be decided, how parents will work out any disagreements and make decisions about the child, and more.
When parents cannot cooperate and create a parenting time schedule together, the family court will intervene and issue a decision on the family’s behalf.
An Ohio court must make a decision about child custody based on the best interests of the child. The best interests of the child are dependent upon a number of factors, which are listed in Ohio Revised Code Section 3109.04. These include, but are not limited to, the parent’s wishes, the child’s relationship with their parents, the mental and physical health of all persons involved, and sometimes the wishes of the child.
If your child custody case goes to court, you will need to be represented by an experienced legal professional. Not only will an attorney guide you through the factors that are considered when determining the best interests of the child, but an attorney can also collect evidence that proves that living with you is within the child’s best interests. An attorney can also help you to negotiate with your spouse, present your case to a judge, and understand what things may help or hurt your case.
A child custody decision can have a very significant effect on your life, the life of your child, and the relationship that the two of you have moving forward. At the law offices of Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA, our attorneys have a track record of success. Because our firm is highly experienced, large, and has spent many years litigating, we have the resources that your case demands. If you have questions about child custody, contact our Lorain child custody attorneys today.
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