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The Cordell & Cordell Ohio family law attorneys and divorce lawyers exclusively practice domestic litigation with offices in the CincinnatiColumbusBeavercreek, West ChesterDublin, and Independence regions. Cordell & Cordell’s Ohio divorce attorneys also offer representation to clients in the Lima, Toledo, Youngstown, and Zanesville areas.

Cordell & Cordell also handles cases in northern Kentucky that are handled in the firm’s Cincinnati office by a licensed Kentucky attorney.

Cordell & Cordell’s focus on men’s divorce gives our divorce lawyers a unique understanding of the challenges faced in a Ohio family law courtroom.

Our divorce attorneys will work with you to develop your goals for your family and finances and fully explain the process you will face. Cordell & Cordell is a proven partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Ohio family law attorneys or divorce lawyers, call 1-866-DADS-LAW or your local office.

Ohio Child Custody FAQ

Who will get custody of our child(ren)?

If custody of the minor child(ren) cannot be agreed upon by the parties, then the court will look to O.R.C. 3109.04, which requires the court to take into account that which would be in the best interest of the minor child(ren). In determining the best interest of the child(ren), the Court is required to consider all relevant factors. A list of applicable factors is found in O.R.C. 3109.04(F)(1). After evidence on the matter of custody is presented and admitted the court will apply the evidence to the factors in ordered to make its determination for a custody order. As such, who will be granted custody will vary on a case-by-case basis.

If both parents share custody does anyone pay child support?

It depends on the circumstances of the parties and the circumstances of the case. Please note that an award of child support is for the benefit of the child(ren), not the other party. As such, courts typically require a very good reason for a zero dollar child support order. It should also be noted that shared parenting does not mean 50/50 parenting time. When determining whether child support is appropriate in a given case the court will consider among other things the incomes of the parties and the parenting time of the parties. If there is a significant disparity in either, there will likely be a child support order, regardless if there is shared parenting or not.

What is a parenting plan, and do I need one?

A parenting plan is essentially a set of parenting guidelines that parents agree to or the court orders. Said plan will include, but is not limited to, agreements or orders concerning custody; parenting time; child support; tax exemptions; extracurricular costs; and health insurance. Some type of parenting plan will be required if you have children. Not finding the answer you are looking for? Browse our entire Ohio Child Custody FAQ.