Fathers' Rights Compassionate Advocacy for Families Since 1995

Columbus, OH Fathers' Rights Lawyer

Serving Clients Throughout Central Ohio

Father's rights in Ohio, like in many other states, encompass a range of legal and custodial considerations aimed at ensuring that fathers have equal opportunities to participate in their children's lives. In Ohio, fathers have the right to seek custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of their children, regardless of their marital status.

They can pursue joint custody or visitation schedules that allow them to maintain meaningful relationships with their children. Ohio law also acknowledges a father's right to be informed and involved in important decisions affecting their child's upbringing, such as education, healthcare, and religious upbringing.

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Fathers' Rights in Ohio

In Ohio, there is no presumption of custody based on gender. Courts will award custody based on the best interests of the child. Courts will consider all factors when making this determination, including:

  • Each parent's ability to perform the functions necessary for the child's care and development
  • The child's needs
  • The child's interaction and relationship with each parent
  • Each parent's physical and mental health
  • Each parent's ability to provide for the child's needs, including food, clothing, and shelter
  • Each parent's ability to provide the child with a stable, safe, and nonviolent environment
  • Each parent's ability to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the other parent, unless it would not be in the child's best interest
  • Each parent's plans for the child's future
  • Each parent's moral fitness
  • And More 

The court will place a high priority on the child's relationship with both parents, and will attempt to preserve the child's relationship with both parents whenever possible. If the parents can work together cooperatively and reach an agreement, the court will likely grant their custody arrangement. However, if the parents cannot agree, the court will hold a hearing to determine custody.

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Fathers have many rights in divorce. It is important to hire an attorney who understands those rights and can help you protect them. Attorney Richard Morris has represented thousands of fathers, and has helped them achieve their goals in divorce. If you need help protecting your rights as a father, contact our firm for an initial consultation.

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