Ohio Child Custody Laws
Determining child custody is one of the most contentious, emotionally difficult apects of divorce when children are involved. Judges in most states, including Ohio, must consider a child's own wishes (in addition to each parent) when making a ruling. Ohio child custody laws adhere to the Uniform Child Custody Act, and also allow joint custody and recognize grandparent visitation rights.
Some of the basics of Ohio child custody laws are listed below. See FindLaw's Child Custody section to learn more.
|Code Section||3109.04, 3105.21|
|Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted||1977|
|Joint Custody an Option?||Yes, §3109.04(A)|
|Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized?||Yes, §3109.051|
|Child's Own Wishes Considered?||Yes|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Ohio child custody attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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