Columbus Visitation Attorney

Visitation is a critical part of any divorce proceeding where children are involved. Although the parents may currently be amicable and willing to share time with the child, it is important to formalize a schedule to protect the rights of the noncustodial parent should the dynamic change between the couple. Studies show that creating this structure is in the best interest of the child, protecting a sense of normalcy and preserving the relationship that he or she has with both parents.

Parenting Time Franklin County | Visitation Rights

In Ohio, the legal term for visitation is "parenting time." For couples who can agree on parenting time, our office will work to develop a parenting time agreement that is best for children and parents. At Robert L. Caplan Attorney at Law, we can be creative and flexible, and tailor an agreement which reflects the schedules of the children and their activities around the unique flow of your family's circumstances.

If an agreement cannot be reached between the parents, the court will decide. The court will impose the solution that it believes to be in the best interest of the children and the couple will have little to no control over the outcome or how arrangements will work.

Generally, the court will order a standard visitation agreement, which will allow the noncustodial parent time every other weekend, half the summer and half the holidays. While this works for many families, it is important to evaluate if this will work on a long-term basis as the child grows. If you foresee issues that might affect this schedule in the future, it is best to work with an attorney to create a customized schedule that will best serve the child and preserve the relationship with the child and both parents.

Should disagreements arise during these negotiations, we are committed to protecting your parenting time and relationship with the child, as well as the best interests of the child. Through skill and experience, we can often deliver creative solutions to help make sure the parenting time is in your children's best interests.

To learn more about how we can assist you in creating an effective visitation schedule that best serves your child and protects your parenting time, please contact a Columbus visitation lawyer at our law firm today at 614-252-2026.