Child Custody Between Unmarried Parents
Like divorcing couples, unmarried parents face family law problems. The Lawrence Law Office, helps unmarried parents with issues related to child support, parenting time and custody of their children.
Representation Focused on the Best Interests of the Child
In Ohio, before paternity is formally established, an unmarried father has no legal custody or visitation rights. The unmarried mother is presumed to have the physical and legal custody rights to children that were born out of wedlock. Therefore, she has the legal right to custody, care, and control over the child, and her rights are superior to those of the father or any other person. To establish a father's rights, he has to bring a paternity action and complaint to establish parental rights and responsibilities.
Many Ohio father's assume that because they are listed on the birth certificate that they have rights, this is not the case. If you were not married to the mother of your child, you have to assert your rights in court. We help unmarried parents with all types of family law issues, including:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Parenting time
- Modification of existing orders
- Ohio domestic partnerships
We will work with you to find creative solutions that focus on your goals and on the best interests of the children.
Delaware Unmarried Parents Rights Attorney
Our dedication to our clients and thorough preparation of their cases has ended in positive results for many individuals throughout Ohio. Contact us to schedule your confidential consultation with one of our experience family law lawyers. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.