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Sandusky Child Custody Attorneys

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Children playing - child custodyAt Bailey Legal Group, we understand that you want the best for your children. Allow us to prioritize your loved ones’ needs and work to create a child custody agreement that is optimal for your children and acceptable to both parents. Over the years, we have been recognized by the community as a trusted firm that is committed to excellence in every case.

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Types of Custody

There are several different types of custody that may be awarded depending on the parents’ situation and depending on what is best for the children.

See the following:

  • Temporary custody: When the final court decision about child custody is pending, the children may be placed under temporary custody. This outlines who is responsible for the wellbeing of the children until the final child custody decision is made.
  • Sole or primary custody: This means that one parent is legally responsible for the child and that the child will live in that parent’s house. Unless otherwise stated, the other parent will typically have the right to visit and share in child support payments.
  • Shared custody: The court can approve a parenting plan that outlines a divide between legal and physical care of the children. Although these responsibilities are shared between the parents, they are not necessarily divided evenly.

How Child Custody Is Awarded in Ohio

The child custody process begins when a motion is filed by one or both parents for custody. In some cases, parents work together to file the motion and push for shared custody. In other cases, parents file separate plans and motions and it is up to the court to determine what is best for the children. All of these plans are subject to revisions at the court’s request.

To decide what is in the best interests of the child, the court is allowed to investigate the parents. In some cases, the parents and/or children may undergo psychiatric, medical, and psychological exams.

Typically, the court investigates the parents in the following areas:

  • Financial standing
  • Ability to earn
  • Relationships with family
  • History of conduct
  • Character

A criminal record that shows neglect or abuse of a child or family member can greatly affect who custody goes to after a divorce or separation.

Call Bailey Legal Group to Learn More

Our Sandusky child custody attorneys are ready to help you figure out a custody solution that is best for you and your loved ones. Backed by decades of experience, we are equipped to handle even the most complicated custody situations.

Contact us online or call (419) 462-9986 to get started on your family law case today.


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