VISITATION RIGHTS IN OHIO
HAVE A VISITATION ISSUE? WORK WITH OUR FIRM.
Your time with your children can become limited when a marriage or relationship ends.
Feeling like you are not allowed to be involved in raising your child is more than just frustrating—and no parent or child should have to endure this separation. In many cases, the court plays an instrumental role in deciding how custody and visitation will be divided. This can be unnerving, especially when a parent’s relationship with their child is left in the hands of total strangers. If you are trying to navigate a custody case or need to make modifications to a visitation schedule, now is the time to call on VanHo Law. At our law firm, we go above and beyond to ensure our clients are treated with the compassion, support, and counsel they need during this serious time.
HOW THE COURT DETERMINES VISITATION RIGHTS
If parents cannot come to an agreement on their own, court intervention will be required. Custody rights and visitation will impact each other, but each must be worked out separately. When custody is established, the non-custodial parent will be given visitation rights based on various factors.
THE COURT WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN DETERMINING VISITATION:
- The child’s relationship with the non-custodial parent
- Any incident of abuse or domestic violence
- The child’s age, maturity, and health
- The geographical location of the non-custodial parent
- Each parent’s schedule, responsibilities, and financial standing
The court wields a serious amount of power when deciding visitation.
If a parent has a history of violence or substance abuse, their rights may be severely limited or even removed. That is why having a custody lawyer from Akron can be so beneficial during this time. With a legal advocate by your side, you can rest assured knowing your bests interest are protected and your voice is heard.
DETERMINING VISITATION WITHOUT THE COURT
In many cases, parents can come to a mutual agreement. Even if one parent has primary custody, they may still give generous visitation time to the other. If both parents are willing to work together to come up with a visitation plan, they can do so without court intervention. However, the plan will still need to be approved after it has been drafted.
If you and the other parent are drafting your own plan, get our firm’s help with:
- Setting out each parent’s responsibilities
- Coming up with a fair and reasonable visitation schedule
- Reviewing the document for accuracy and appropriateness
- Ensuring all parties agree on and are happy with the schedule
While you may both feel like you can come to peaceful terms, once the process has started, matters may become heated. That is why having a legal advocate from a family law attorney you can trust is so crucial. Located in Akron, we serve clients in the following counties: Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Medina County, Lake County, Geauga County, and Portage County.