Helping You Find A Visitation And Co-Parenting Arrangement That Works

After a divorce, you're not the only one who has to turn over a new leaf in life. Your children also face unique challenges. If you're going to help them make it through these changes successfully, you'll need to devise functional visitation and co-parenting arrangements.

At Wolinetz & Horvath, our skilled team of child custody attorneys has more than 75 combined years of experience helping families in and around Columbus. As members of this great community, we're honored to have the chance to help parents who simply seek legal clarity. From consultants to legal practitioners, each member of our team is passionate about making Ohio a better place to raise a family.

Understanding The Responsibilities And Rights Of Ohio Parents

Ohio courts account for many factors when they make determinations about issues like visitation and co-parenting, but their main concern is doing what's in the best interest of the children in question. With visitation, where a noncustodial parent or grandparent gets to spend time with the child, courts look at factors like:

  • Family histories
  • Criminal records
  • Special needs of the children
  • The children's desires

Courts examine these same factors — and others — when determining whether to approve or implement a shared parenting agreement. Co-parenting agreements can take many forms and may include provisions where the parents decide to not split time with their children evenly or where one parent is responsible for taking care of the kids while the other pays child support.

Whether you're a custodial or noncustodial parent, coming up with a legally sound co-parenting and visitation plan is the best way to make the transition as easy as possible for your children. Our child visitation lawyers are prepared to help you devise a strategy that provides your kids with the kind of upbringing they deserve.

Each Parenting Case Is Worthy Of Unique Attention

Although the law tries to cover every possibility, some circumstances can make things unclear for families. For instance, when custodial parents want to relocate to new states with their kids, how will noncustodial parents maintain their visitation schedules? When parents' incomes or jobs change, what does it mean for child support?

It's critical to work with an attorney who can provide bespoke advisement and representation that helps you avoid confusion moving forward. Talk to a Wolinetz & Horvath staff member about making your post-divorce parenting plans as effective as possible. Contact us online or call 614-341-7775 today.