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In a split custody arrangement, parents may have different custodial rights and responsibilities with different children. Children may alternate time with each parent or live with a single parent most of the time. Their time may overlap or they may be on completely different schedules.

At Amy M. Levine & Associates in Columbus, Ohio, and Huntington, West Virginia, we provide tailored solutions to parents and families trying to resolve matters of child custody and parenting time. If you believe a split custody arrangement is the best option for you and your loved ones, our attorneys can help you take steps to secure a fair and reasonable parenting schedule for all of your children.

Why Split Custody?

While split custody is less common than sole or shared custody, there are several situations in which couples may choose to have different custodial rights relating to different children:

  • In some cases, parents may have their own biological children. For example, a same-sex couple that has used a surrogate or in vitro fertilization may choose to split custody so each parent maintains custody of their own children. This can also apply to heterosexual couples who had children before the marriage.
  • Split custody is also an option when children need to be in a certain geographical area. For example, if one child attends school in Franklin County and the other goes to a private school elsewhere in Ohio, it may make sense for one child to live with each parent most of the time.
  • A child who has special physical or emotional needs may do better in a single-child household than living with siblings.
  • There are also cases where a child is simply much closer with one parent than the other. Children now have more say than ever in custody arrangements, and their wishes can play a substantial role.

Speak With A Lawyer To Protect Your Parental Rights

During your free initial consultation, we will answer your questions and help you determine if split custody may be appropriate for your family. Please contact us online or call 614-360-2942 to arrange an appointment.

Title Prac Fami

Amy M. Levine
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Our Latest Blog Posts

What are the valid reasons to contest a will?

There are four reasons an Ohio judge will consider as grounds for invalidating a person's will. They include fraud, undue influence on the testator, and a lack of understanding on the part of the testator. Finally, if a will is not structured properly under state law,...

When might a spouse speak to a divorce attorney?

A marriage could become intolerable for both spouses, but that doesn't mean both partners rush to get a divorce. Those unable to reconcile problems in the marriage may eventually seek to dissolve the union. Since divorce requires completing a legal process under Ohio...

How probate works in Ohio

The death of a loved one brings challenging times and significant responsibilities for the family members left behind. If you have recently lost someone, you may have numerous questions about the probate process and what to expect. The details below may help you...

Tips for raising a child with a former spouse

In most cases, Ohio law will allow both parents to have relationships with their children after a divorce. Therefore, it's likely that you will interact with your former partner on a regular basis even after dissolving your marriage to that person. Fortunately, there...

What happens right after filing for personal bankruptcy?

Many people who are considering filing for bankruptcy in Ohio have read about what bankruptcy can do for them in the long term. After completing the whole bankruptcy process, most of your debts will probably be wiped clean, and you can then start the process of...

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