Parents who are facing divorce likely have concerns regarding their relationship with their kids after the process is final. Children benefit when they are able to maintain a strong relationship with both parents after divorce, and parents may be able to work together to draft a parenting plan without influence from the court. When parents can directly influence the child custody plan, it can be practical and beneficial for all parties. 

If parents cannot agree to the terms of an agreement, the court will outline a custody and visitation plan. The main concern of any Ohio family court is the best interests of the child, and there are many factors that will be considered. As a parent, you have certain rights that must be protected, no matter what factors or parties played a role in the custody plan. 

In order to ensure that your rights are protected and that your interests are represented throughout the divorce, it is best to have assistance from a lawyer who understands complex custody issues. Whether you are negotiating the terms of a custody order or you are facing litigation, you need an experienced ally. It is possible to find a plan that works for you and your children. 

Child custody is one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce, but it does not have to navigated alone. Ohio parents may be surprised to find that it is possible to reach a practical and beneficial arrangement while still protecting their parental rights. If you have concerns about your child custody order or you wish to take steps to protect your rights, learn more by seeking a case evaluation with a member of our team.