Ohio Shared Parenting


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Ohio Shared Parenting

What is Shared Parenting and what is included in a Shared Parenting Plan?

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Ohio Law Guides Parenting Plans in Divorce and Custody Cases

If you are ending your marriage or suing for custody of a child born outside of marriage, you should know about Ohio’s guidelines for determining court-ordered custody and parenting time arrangements. Check to learn more.

Ohio Child Custody

Ohio Revised Code Section 3109.04 provides that the parents may share parenting when the court finds it in the best interests of the child. The court allocates the parental rights and responsibilities by considering relevant factors. Check to learn more.

Child Custody in Ohio: The Best Interests of the Child

As in most other states, in Ohio the best interests of the child are the most important consideration in a custody decision. Ohio law regards the wishes of both parents and children in custody decisions. A judge will consider what each parent wants for their child’s care. Check to learn more.

Children’s Wishes Are Considered in Custody Matters

For cases in which shared parenting is not in the best interests of the children, the court will select a parent (the “residential parent”) to have custody of the children. The court will grant parenting time rights to the other parent. Check to learn more.