Child Custody And Visitation
When a marriage ends or unmarried parents decide to separate, all issues concerning the custody and support of their children need to be addressed. Ideally, parents who work together and come to an agreement on things like child custody, visitation and child support are able to submit their terms to the court. A judge will then issue an order that must be followed.
When You Cannot Agree On A Plan
If parents can’t agree, then ultimately the decision is left to a family law judge. In the case of unmarried parents, the issue is resolved by the juvenile courts.
Factors Used In Custody Determinations
In Ohio, judges take a number of factors into consideration when making custody determinations. Some of the factors are:
- The relationship the child has with each of his or her parents
- Where parents intend to live in relation to one another
- The child’s wishes
- The wishes of either parent
- Each parent’s ability to care for the child
- Each parent’s willingness to maintain the child’s relationship with the other parent
When petitioning for custody, judges only know what you come in and give them. With the help of an experienced attorney like Dain N. DeVeny Attorney at Law, parents in Ohio can help the court to make the right decision regarding their children by making sure the necessary evidence is properly presented.
More Than 40 Years Of Experience With Custody Issues
Whether you’re an unmarried parent looking to enforce your parental rights, a married parent managing divorce proceedings and a custody dispute, or a military service member trying to handle several family law issues, you should consider obtaining a lawyer as soon as possible. By working with an attorney, you can ensure the protection of your rights.
I’m attorney Dain DeVeny, and I provide more than 40 years of experience with family law issues, including child custody determinations. With my help, you can present the judge with a plan regarding everything, including:
- Custody arrangement
- Visitation schedule
- A request for child support
- Details about where the child will live
Having a viable plan can make custody determinations go more smoothly, and my experience can help you create a custody plan that is realistic and will protect your child’s best interests.
Contact My Law Firm Today
If you live in Montgomery County or surrounding areas and need help addressing a custody issue, contact me, attorney Dain DeVeny. Let me help you come up with practical solutions that work in both your and your family’s best interests. You can reach me at my Dayton office by sending an email or by calling 937-802-2504.