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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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A car accident has the potential to cause both emotional and physical injuries. However, it is important that you know what to do after an Ohio crash so that you can minimize the short and long-term damage it may cause. Assess the situation The first thing that you...

Police lineups in Ohio can sometimes be flawed

According to a recent study, eyewitness identification contributed to 75% of wrongful convictions made in the case study area in New York. Therefore, Ohio courts have established strict guidelines that police and prosecutors must use before admitting eyewitness...

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Tips to improve your credit after Chapter 7

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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.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

Steps to take after an auto accident

A car accident has the potential to cause both emotional and physical injuries. However, it is important that you know what to do after an Ohio crash so that you can minimize the short and long-term damage it may cause. Assess the situation The first thing that you...

Police lineups in Ohio can sometimes be flawed

According to a recent study, eyewitness identification contributed to 75% of wrongful convictions made in the case study area in New York. Therefore, Ohio courts have established strict guidelines that police and prosecutors must use before admitting eyewitness...

Four mistakes to avoid after getting into a car accident

You've probably heard about what to do after a car accident in Ohio. But do you know what not to do after a car crash? Learning these tips can help keep you safe during a stressful time. Here are several things to avoid doing after getting into a car accident. Don't...

Understanding how probate sales work

Probate is the legal process that occurs in Ohio in order to ensure that your debts are paid. It also ensures that the legal title of all of your remaining assets is transferred to the heirs and beneficiaries that you have named. If you have a will, the process of...

Tips to improve your credit after Chapter 7

Sometimes bankruptcy is the best option for your financial health. Unfortunately, filing for Chapter 7 comes with some side effects. For instance, you will take a significant hit on your credit score. However, this does not have to be a permanent situation. The...

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