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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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