Child Custody and Support

A person’s right to parent their children is one of the most fundamental in law.

When married parents of minor children divorce, a primary issue to be decided will be the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, to include specific parenting time, child support obligations as well as other matters as may be in the best interest of the children involved.

Custodial issues between non-married parents can be complex and fall within the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. It is the law in Ohio that an unmarried female is the sole residential and custodial of any child conceived out of wedlock until such time as the putative father establishes paternity and procures a Court Order granting him specific rights to the child, including but not limited to custody, parenting time and support obligations and the right to claim a child as a dependent for tax reporting purposes.

Child custody determinations can take an emotional toll on the parents involved and can often lead to litigation.  If you have a child custody case you need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney by your side.  Attorney Doug Houston has been handling disputed child custody cases for over 25 years.  If you have a child custody matter give Doug Houston a call today.

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