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Child Custody, Visitation and Support in a Columbus Divorce

Posted on April 25, 2016, Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody, Visitation and Support in a Columbus DivorceWhat is Parenting Time, and How Do the Courts Decide How Much Time A Child Spends With Each Parent? Here in Columbus, and throughout Ohio family law courts have established the base rule that it is in the child’s best interest to spend as much time as […]

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How is Parenting Time Split Between Parents in a Columbus Ohio Divorce or Dissolution?

Posted on April 20, 2016, Child Custody and Visitation

How is Parenting Time Split Between Parents in a Columbus Ohio Divorce or Dissolution?Divorce Courts here in Columbus and Central Ohio are focused upon the best interests of the child.  Ohio Courts believe it is in the best interest of a child to spend “quality time with each parent” on a regular basis, and this […]

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How Is Child Custody Determined?

Posted on December 10, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. In Ohio, there are many different ways that a court will determine who gets custody of a child. In some cases, the child will be asked directly where he or she wants to live. Generally, the child’s wishes will be taken into consideration […]

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Grandparents Can File For Child Support For A Grandchild

Posted on November 24, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Monday, November 24, 2014. Depending on the circumstances, Ohio grandparents can file a request for determination of the nonexistence or the existence of a parent and child relationship. In addition, grandparents can seek child custody and support in connection with a grandchild. In order to file for custody of […]

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What happens if a parent wants to move to another state?

Posted on November 16, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Parents in Ohio may benefit from learning more about the laws governing the options available when the child’s custodial parent wants to move to another state. If the custodial parent intends to move to an area not specified in the parenting plan, they […]

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Unmarried mothers and family visitation rights in Ohio

Posted on November 14, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Friday, November 14, 2014. Unmarried mothers in Ohio may wonder who can claim visitation rights to their children. By state law, the child’s father who has acknowledged paternity as well as family members of the mother or the father may request visitation or companionship rights. In deciding […]

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How The Ohio Court Handles Parenting Time

Posted on October 30, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014. During divorce or annulment proceedings, the court will take any mediation report that has been filed into consideration. In most cases, the court is likely to uphold a mediation report unless it determines that the arrangement is not in the children’s best interest. […]

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How Ohio Courts Assign Parenting Time In Custody Cases

Posted on October 22, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. When Ohio courts make a child custody determination and one parent receives sole legal or physical custody, the court usually still wants both parents to be involved in a child’s life. Section 3109.051 of the Ohio Revised Code details considerations for parenting time […]

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Parenting and custody in Ohio

Posted on October 17, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Friday, October 17, 2014. Ohio parents going through a divorce may benefit from learning more about the state laws governing child custody, visitation rights and parenting time. Unless either parent petitions for shared parenting with a plan or it is in the best interest of the child, […]

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New child visitation center opens in Ohio

Posted on October 9, 2014, Child Custody and Visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014. The Safe and Sound Visitation Center has opened recently in Cleveland. Located on Payne Street, the center is owned by The Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center. It was built to provide a safe place where court-ordered visits with the non-residential parent can […]

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