Saturday, February 5, 2011

Support and custody

Both parents can be awarded custody, and the Court does not give preference to a parent due to the financial condition or State of the parent. The Court may assign parental rights and responsibilities for the care of children mainly to one parent, designate the father as the residential Parent and the child's legal guardian and divide between parents, other rights and responsibilities for the care of children, including, but not limited to, the responsibility for providing support for children and the right of the parent who is not the father residential have continuous contact with children.

If a parent an appearance of files and presents a plan for shared parenting, and a plan for shared parenting is in the best interests of children, the Court may allocate the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of children with both parents and issue a parenting order shared that require parents to share all or some aspects of natural and legal persons of the children in conformity with the approved plan for shared parenting. When assigning responsibilities and rights of parents, the Court takes into consideration the following factors:

The wishes of the child; The wishes of the parents of the child, the child's care; Child's interaction and interrelation with the child's parents, brothers, and any other person that may significantly affect the best interests of the child; Adjustment of the child to the child's home, school and community; Mental and physical health of all people involved in the situation; The father more likely to facilitate the Court-approved parenting time or Visitation rights and company; If both parents have previously been found guilty or guilty of any criminal offense involving any act that resulted in a child a child abused or neglected a child; If both parents have established a residence, or intend to establish a residence outside of this State.

To determine whether an agreement of shared parenting is in the best interests of the child, the Court takes into consideration the following factors:

The ability of parents to cooperate and take decisions jointly, with respect to children. The ability of each parent to encourage sharing of love, affection and the contact between the child and the other parent. Any story, or potential for, child abuse, spouse abuse, other domestic violence or parental abduction by both parents. The geographical proximity of parents to each other, such as the distance between the practical considerations of shared parenting. The recommendation of the child's guardian ad litem, if your child has a guardian ad litem.

[Based on Ohio revised code section 3109.04]


The Court may order one or both parents to cover or contribute to support their children, without regard to marital fault. The Court shall include in each order to support the requirement that one or both parents care for the health needs of the child for the satisfaction of the Court, and all payments are made through supporting the Office of child support in the Department of work and family. The Court or Agency shall calculate the amount of child support obligation of the debtor in compliance with the worksheet of Ohio child support guidelines.

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