Protect The Parent-Child Relationship

Child custody is an emotional matter. Conflicts are common, as each parent wants to protect their relationship with the child. While Ohio law does take the wishes of the parents into consideration, the standard in these cases is to do what is in the child's best interest. Of course, there may be disagreements over what exactly that means.

At The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell in Lebanon, we understand the factors that need to be taken into consideration when determining what is in the best interest of the child for custody purposes. They include the age of the child, the child's physical and mental health, each parent's current relationship with the child and more. With more than 10 years of family law experience, we will examine these factors closely in your case and build a legal strategy designed to protect your relationship with your child.

We handle child custody matters during or following a divorce or paternity action.

Shared Parenting Is The Norm

Shared parenting is the norm in Ohio. Sometimes referred to as joint custody, this is when both parents have a say in decisions regarding the child and both spend time with the child. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The amount of time each parent spends with the child as well as the specifics of decision-making can vary from case to case. Our role is to help you reach arrangements that make sense and are sustainable.

Modifying And Enforcing Child Custody

Child custody orders are meant to last. However, the law recognizes that circumstances change and sometimes child custody orders need to change too. New jobs, relocation, remarriage and other life changes may make modification of child custody arrangements necessary, and an attorney for our law firm can help you pursue that modification.

If the other parent is not adhering to child custody orders, we can pursue enforcement action. If you have been accused of violating child custody orders, we can offer guidance.

Free Consultation About Child Custody

Call us at 513-409-0343 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. We can help with custody and related matters, including child support.