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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
New Albany, OH

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Filing your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan

Are you facing the prospect of going bankrupt in Ohio? The key to successfully handling your debts will be creating an alternate plan under Chapter 13. How can filing under Chapter 13 help you? Filing for bankruptcy under the terms of Chapter 13 can be advantageous in...

Crucial defense strategies to fight an assault charge

An assault charge has come your way after a regrettable holiday incident. This is a violent crime, and you can expect some serious repercussions tied to the charge and potential conviction. Possible penalties: jail, probation, fines, restitution and community service....

Rental property during probate in Ohio

The probate process in Ohio can be challenging to navigate even when dealing with simple matters. Things can become even more complex if it involves a rental property. Here's what you need to know about dealing with rental property in probate. Title of the property...

How to handle insurance companies after an accident in Ohio

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What to know about Ohio’s bankruptcy exemptions

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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

Filing your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan

Are you facing the prospect of going bankrupt in Ohio? The key to successfully handling your debts will be creating an alternate plan under Chapter 13. How can filing under Chapter 13 help you? Filing for bankruptcy under the terms of Chapter 13 can be advantageous in...

Crucial defense strategies to fight an assault charge

An assault charge has come your way after a regrettable holiday incident. This is a violent crime, and you can expect some serious repercussions tied to the charge and potential conviction. Possible penalties: jail, probation, fines, restitution and community service....

Rental property during probate in Ohio

The probate process in Ohio can be challenging to navigate even when dealing with simple matters. Things can become even more complex if it involves a rental property. Here's what you need to know about dealing with rental property in probate. Title of the property...

How to handle insurance companies after an accident in Ohio

Whether or not you should interact with the other driver's insurance company in the aftermath of a car crash in Ohio depends on a variety of factors in your unique case. The most important thing to do is talk to your own provider first. But for certain types of...

What to know about Ohio’s bankruptcy exemptions

It’s a difficult decision to decide to declare for bankruptcy. The stigma attached to bankruptcy, and the fear of losing everything, might discourage you from taking advantage of it to achieve fiscal freedom from overwhelming debts. Fortunately, the law has provisions...

Visit Our Blog

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