Parental Plans For Noncustodial Parents
In Ohio, courts generally favor shared parenting (custody), with both parents exercising parenting time (visitation) with the children. Because every case is different, this arrangement may or may not be right for your family.
To ensure that your relationship with your children is protected, speak with a lawyer at Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA. We are a team of lawyers led by principal attorney John D. Smith, who has more than 30 years of experience. The firm has helped hundreds of families in southwestern Ohio work through custody and visitation issues.
Visitation, Modifications And Companionship Rights
In all matters regarding custody, the standard is what is in the best interest of the child. Generally, the court tries to keep both parents involved in their children’s lives. If one parent is unfit or otherwise unable to provide adequate care, however, visitation may be limited or denied.
As children grow up and families change, modifications to the custody and visitation schedule may be necessary. We can represent you in custody and visitation modifications. Our attorneys will represent either the parent requesting or challenging the modification.
In addition to visitation for parents, we can assist you with companionship rights. Grandparents and other relatives may petition the court for companionship rights to allow them visitation with a child. This can be a complex matter so we recommend that you discuss it with a lawyer.