Child Custody and the Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities
In Ohio, parents who are going through divorce may reach a collaborative agreement regarding child custody or the court may determine the parents’ individual rights and responsibilities regarding their children. While the court generally favors shared parenting (sometimes referred to as “joint custody”), it may occasionally award sole custody to a parent depending on the best interests of the children.
Cincinnati divorce attorney John Heilbrun understands that divorce is difficult for children and parents alike, and he is dedicated to protecting the interests of children in divorce cases. If you’re faced with divorce in which child custody is a factor, please call The Law Office of John Heilbrun at 513-321-3940 to schedule your personal consultation.
When child custody is contested, the court will assign custody and decide the parents’ legal rights based on the best interests of the child or children. When assessing children’s best interests, the court will consider factors including but not limited to:
- The preferences of the parents
- The wishes of the children
- The mental, physical and financial well-being of the parents
- The mental and physical health of the children
- The established lifestyle of the children, including school
Because child custody is often a deeply personal and emotionally charged aspect of the divorce process, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced divorce lawyer who understands the far-reaching impacts of custody and will work to protect your children’s rights.
Please contact The Law Office of John Heilbrun to arrange your divorce consultation. Mr. Heilbrun welcomes clients from the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area including Hyde Park, Blue Ash and Lebanon