Protecting Parents' Rights In Divorce

"Aaron handled my divorce with care. He was very understanding through the worst time of my life. I am very satisfied with the custody agreement [he] negotiated and the property settlement. I would highly recommend him." — William

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, including the wishes of the children, the relationship to each parent and the physical health of each parent, among many others.

Contact A Lawyer With Hartley Law Office, LLC: 937-684-9271

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 many parents with family law matters involving parental rights and responsibilities.

Our founding attorney, Aaron Hartley, also assists with parenting time modifications if changes to an existing arrangement are needed.

Credit cards are accepted and evening and weekend appointments are available.