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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
New Albany, OH 614-721-7726
Toll Free   888-641-0805

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Effective ways to challenge breath test results in Ohio

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Issues that most people overlook in divorce in Ohio

Although divorce is often narrowly thought of as a legal process involving the division of assets, there are other important concerns that can be overlooked during this time. It is essential to consider these factors when making decisions, especially if you and your...

How Chapter 13 can protect your home from foreclosure

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Probate 101: What is anciliary probate?

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How does a spouse’s depression affect a marriage?

Many residents of Ohio battle depression on a daily basis. Some of them are married, which means their issues can impact their marriage. In some cases, depression can lead to divorce. Symptoms of depression Although everyone occasionally feels depressed, there’s a...

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Shared Parenting Options For Child Custody

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Child custody discussions and disputes require a separation of your emotions from the best interests of your child. At the law office of Amy M. Levine & Associates, we help our clients set their frustrations aside and keep their children’s welfare and peace of mind at the forefront of any decision they make.

For more information on shared parenting plans, schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Amy M. Levine & Associates online or call us at 614-360-2942 in Columbus or 304-519-4354 in Huntington.

Helping Parents Reach Joint Custody Agreements

As part of a divorce, shared parenting plans are similar to what is considered joint custody, joint legal custody or joint physical custody in other states. Upon approval, both parents enjoy legal status of being the residential parent. However, cases exist where one parent is the residential parent. While the other parent has parenting time, they do not share equal authority in major decisions affecting the children.

In parenting plans that focus on the best interests of children, certain factors are considered by the courts:

  • Ability of both parents to cooperate and make joint decisions for the children
  • Ability of each parent to encourage a loving relationship between the child and other parent
  • History of or potential for violence or abuse
  • Geographical proximity of parents to each other and how it affects shared parenting
  • Recommendation of the guardian ad litem of the child, if necessary

One factor that is not considered is preference toward a parent because of financial status. Also, child support remains a factor, but agreements between parents and approved by a judge can be lower than what state statutes allow.

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We can provide you with the dedicated and diligent legal representation you and your children need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our Columbus office at 614-360-2942 or our Huntington office at 304-519-4354. You can also reach us through our online contact form.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

Effective ways to challenge breath test results in Ohio

Breath tests are meant to be an accurate way of determining a person's blood alcohol content (BAC). However, there are many factors that can affect the accuracy of breath tests. That means that if you're arrested for DUI, you may be able to challenge the test results....

Issues that most people overlook in divorce in Ohio

Although divorce is often narrowly thought of as a legal process involving the division of assets, there are other important concerns that can be overlooked during this time. It is essential to consider these factors when making decisions, especially if you and your...

How Chapter 13 can protect your home from foreclosure

Homeowners facing bankruptcy often wonder if they can save their homes through the bankruptcy process. While Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides you with a little bit more time to resolve your pending foreclosure, Chapter 13 is different, and it allows you to save your home...

Probate 101: What is anciliary probate?

At every stage of your life, it's important to recalibrate and plan for the future. It's the best way to protect your Ohio assets and preserve your standard of living. Whether you're newly married, headed for divorce, or looking toward retirement, estate planning and...

How does a spouse’s depression affect a marriage?

Many residents of Ohio battle depression on a daily basis. Some of them are married, which means their issues can impact their marriage. In some cases, depression can lead to divorce. Symptoms of depression Although everyone occasionally feels depressed, there’s a...

Visit Our Blog

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