How Does Shared Parenting Work?

Under Ohio law, shared parenting is similar to a joint child custody agreement between parents who are divorceDoug Houstond or parents who were never married. Courts that approve orders for shared parenting consider the children's best interests, believing that they will benefit from having both a father and a mother involved.

However, judges from court to court can vary in their approach. You need a lawyer who can use experience to determine your best legal option.

Before approving a shared parenting plan, courts want to know that:

  • The parents can, in general, work together for the good of the child.
  • Each parent will encourage a loving and healthy relationship with the other parent.
  • The mother and father are capable of communicating with each other to share decision-making responsibilities regarding their child.

However, there are some situations, particularly with military families, where distance between the two parental homes can be a factor, and when shared custody is not an option.

With sole custody, visitation and the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities must be agreed upon or determined in court. I, attorney Douglas G. Houston, can use my longtime experience practicing in Montgomery County and Greene County to help you find a fair way to resolve child custody and visitation matters.

I will personally handle your case from start to finish.

Contact Houston Law Office, LLC, For Your Custody And Visitation Issues

Your kids deserve to see you, and as your attorney, I will make sure they do. I will take your case to trial if necessary. Call me for a custody issue or divorce in Greene County.

Call 937-705-5133 to reach my firm in Beavercreek, Ohio. Or if you like, send an email.