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One of the top contentious issues in a divorce is often the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities for minor children of the marriage.
There are two ways courts typically apportion a custody arrangement. The court, however, will always favor a plan that is in the best interests of the children.
Sole Parenting In Ohio
Under the law, the court may "allocate the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children primarily to one parent, designating that parent as the residential parent and legal custodian of the child."
Shared Parenting In Ohio
The court can also allocate parental rights to both parents via a shared parenting plan.
The law states that a "court may allocate the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children to both parents and issue a shared parenting order requiring the parents to share all or some of the aspects of the physical and legal care of the children in accordance with the approved plan for shared parenting."
A court will also consider various factors when making an ultimate determination regarding child custody. The wishes of the children, the relationship to each parent and the physical health of each parent are all factors, among many others, courts will utilize.
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If you need assistance with a child custody or other family law matter, reach out to our staff at Hartley Law Office, LLC, in Dayton, Ohio. We have assisted with family law matters involving parental rights and responsibilities for many parents in your similar situation.
Our founding attorney, Aaron Hartley, also assists with parenting time modifications if an existing arrangement is in place and a change is needed.
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