When children are born outside of a marriage, Ohio laws can affect families differently. At Morello Law Offices, Attorney and Counselor at Law, in Canton, Ohio, many of our clients are parents who were never married to each other. We answer their questions and put them at ease so that they can understand how Ohio laws may affect them. We then take the time to develop forceful and effective strategies for protecting parents' rights in matters of child custody and child support.
We represent parents in child custody and child support matters related to divorce and marital dissolution. We help establish orders and also assist in the modification and enforcement of court orders.
In Ohio, child custody is determined according to the "best interests of the child." Courts consider a series of factors that are laid out by statute. These factors include the wishes of the child's parents regarding the child's care, the child's wishes, family relationships and physical and mental health of everyone involved.
We take aggressive action to enforce our clients' parental rights and protect their time with their children. We know that many parents' greatest fear is losing access to their children, so we do what it takes to protect your substantial and meaningful time with the people you love.
This time may include things you hadn't considered, like holiday and vacation time, birthdays and responsibility for transportation. We will take the time to discuss your options with you, making sure that nothing is overlooked.
In our state, child support is determined according to the Ohio child support guidelines. Both parents must provide verification of their incomes for the past six months or their most recent income tax returns. The guidelines also take into account expenses. However, it can be difficult to determine what credits for medical costs, day care and other expenses parents are entitled to.
At our law offices, we are dedicated to ensuring that the Ohio child support guidelines are followed. We are aware of all the factors that must be considered when determining support, and we make sure that our clients neither underpay nor overpay.
Contact Our Team Today For Help With Your Custody Case
Talk to a child custody lawyer in Canton or Carrollton about your legal concerns. Contact Morello Law Offices, Attorney and Counselor at Law by calling (330) 235-1416 or toll free at (800) 670-3854. Our firm is fully staffed daily, and we are also available evenings and on weekends to accommodate your needs and unforeseen emergencies.