Parker & Erb, LLC

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Medina Ohio Child Custody Lawyers

Summit County child custody attorney

Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities Attorney Serving Summit County and Wayne County

Legal issues associated with child custody can be complicated, difficult, and emotionally challenging. For those involved in such cases, working with an experienced child custody lawyer can be a truly valuable investment. The vast majority of Ohio judges will base their child custody decisions on what is best for the child or children. But, that determination is based on what the judge learns about the parents during the legal process. For this reason, those who live in Medina County who are facing child custody issues should consult with a dedicated, knowledgeable attorney who will present the most complete case to the court on their behalf.

Allocation of Parent Rights and Responsibilities

Child custody in Ohio is referred to as the Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities for the care of the minor children of the marriage. In general, shared parenting arrangements, in which both parents are granted rights and obligations regarding the physical and legal care of their children, are preferred.

When allocating parental rights and responsibilities, judges will consider a number of factors to determine what is in the children's best interests. These include:

  • The child's relationship with both parents and the extended family;
  • The dynamics associated with integrating the child into new environments such as neighborhoods or schools;
  • The child's health;
  • The emotional and physical health of the child's parents;
  • If there is a history of domestic violence in the home;
  • If there is a history of abuse or neglect;
  • The wishes of each parent;
  • The wishes of the child;
  • The likelihood that one parent will honor the custody agreement over the other parent; and
  • Criminal matters which can affect the child's well-being.

Maybe you, as many do, think that the parties' economic condition is the main thing that judges consider during a child custody case. However, Ohio law states that "When allocating parental rights and responsibilities for the care of children, the court shall not give preference to a parent because of that parent's financial status or condition." As a parent, you have rights when it comes to your children, and working with an experienced attorney is the best way to ensure that those rights are protected.

Experienced and Trustworthy Medina Child Custody Lawyers

If you live in Medina County and need assistance with your child custody case, contact a dedicated and reliable attorney today by calling 330-725-4114 to schedule a free consultation. Parker & Erb, LLC will work diligently with you to provide the most comprehensive, relevant representation in negotiations and before the court in your case.

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