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Child Custody 2017-05-09T18:37:19+00:00

Child Custody Attorney in Delaware, OH

Ohio law recognizes that it is important for children to have a strong and positive relationship with both their mother and their father. Children are a valuable asset to any marriage. In the case of a divorce or dissolution, a child’s best interests should come first and foremost. Unfortunately, the well-being of children can sometimes become secondary in dealing with parental disputes over the division property and assets.

Until a court rules otherwise, a husband and wife each have the same rights with regard to the care and upbringing of their children.  The first critical stage in a custody fight is the issuance of temporary orders shortly after the filing of a divorce.  Ultimately, if the parties cannot agree, issues of custody are submitted to the Court, and the Court is charged with balancing the wants and desires of each of the parents with the best interests of the children.  Although an older child’s desires are normally considered by the Court, children no longer have a right to select the parent with whom they wish to reside.  In difficult situations, either party can ask for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent the best interests of the children. The payment of the fee for the Guardian ad Litem is ultimately decided by the Court.  

There are an infinite number of ways that parents can share in the parenting of a child.  A good shared parenting plan must start with a willingness of both parties to work together to help their children grow up strong and healthy.  When necessary, shared parenting plans can be structured so as to minimize the amount of cooperation required between parents.  

With over 35 years of experience and an extensive understanding of the legal and court system, Jeffrey A. Burkam is well prepared to assist you in the process of finding civil solutions to even the most obscure and complicated legal situations. When you or your family is facing important law issues, turn to Jeffrey A. Burkam for help during these difficult times.

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With over 35 years of experience and an extensive understanding of the legal and court system,Jeffrey A. Burkam is well prepared to assist you in the process of finding civil solutions to even the most obscure and complicated legal situations. When you or your family is facing important law issues, turn to Jeffrey A. Burkam for help during these difficult times.

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