Ohio Child custody laws is based on the best interests of the child.
Following are the factors considered while deciding on best interests of the child:
- Child’s wishes
- Child’s mental and physical health
- His/her relationship with parents, siblings and other members of the family
- His/her adjustment to home, community and school
- Both parties’ physical and mental health
- Each parent’s willingness to promote child’s relationship with other parents as well as their corporation to make decisions together in the welfare of child
Besides above concerns, If a child is born to unmarried parents then both the physical and legal custody lies with the mother.
But if a custody petition is filed by married parents then diverse factors are considered to determine the child custody.
Modifying the custody:
Once, the custody in Ohio determined, it is generally not modified.
If it is sole custody, the single parent must notify the other about the decision even before filing the petition.
If there is any necessity for a change that is to the best of the interests of the child, the court considers the petition regarding modifying the custody.
Why you need a lawyer for child custody?
You need to hire a child custody lawyer because:
- A lawyer have specific knowledge and training regarding the laws of your state dealing the child custody.
- A lawyer have experience to deal with laws, rules and regulations related to child custody, thus help you win the case.
- A lawyer will help you determine the most suitable child custody arrangements.