Helping Families Deal With Issues Of Child Custody And Visitation
One of the most important things for parents to know before entering into child custody discussions is that they are entitled to an equitable parenting plan. Many people feel like they do not have equal parental rights because of gender, financial status or some other reason, and because of this they are not going to have a fair and equal opportunity to maintain a good relationship with their children after a divorce.
However biased the courts might have been in the past, the current focus is on equity: a fair and balanced division of time and resources regarding the care and parenting of the child. Rather than primary custody and visitation, the courts now focus on creating a fair and agreeable parenting plan in which both parents have an equal amount of time with the children.
For assistance obtaining a fair and equitable parenting plan, contact a Toledo child visitation attorney from our firm.
At Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, our Sylvania child custody lawyers represent clients throughout northwestern Ohio and southern Michigan in divorce and custody proceedings. Our attorneys share the belief that the best solution is the solution that the disputing parties have created and agreed upon themselves, rather than the solution that a judge hands down to them.
This is why we focus on helping our clients and their spouses create a parenting plan before the matter is litigated, through mediation and other negotiated solutions. This allows them to retain more control of the process and the outcome while saving the time, stress and financial costs of traditional litigation. When matters cannot be settled through negotiation, we advocate aggressively for our clients’ interests in the courtroom.
We will help you work out a parenting plan that works best for you and your child, and that the court will accept as equitable for everyone.
Modification And Enforcement
We also represent either party in custody modification and enforcement hearings:
- Custody modification (sole custody, reversal of primary custody, new schedule)
- Increase, decrease or termination of child support
- Parent relocation out of Ohio (employment, military duty, etc.)
- Nonpayment of child support or interference with visitation rights
These often contentious proceedings require a knowledge of the law, an understanding of the tendencies of local judges, and thorough preparation of arguments for or against the opposing position. You have a solid advocate with the attorneys of Mahaffey & Associates, LLC.
Contact Our Toledo Child Visitation Lawyers
We offer free initial consultations so you can talk with a lawyer from our firm without cost or obligation. To learn more about your case and your parental rights, call 419-719-5086 or contact us online.