Family Law Blog

Parenting Rights for Married Couples

Aug 13, 2019

Under Ohio Law both a Husband and Wife have equal parenting rights with regards to the children born during the marriage.  Until a divorce action is filed, both parties may spend whatever time they would like with a child.

Only after a divorce action is filed will a court determine if a child should spend more time with one parent versus the other. 

Unless there is abuse, neglect or domestic violence, police officers will not be directly involved with parenting disputes.  If a parent has a concern about the other parent’s conduct with the children, there is a necessity to file an action with the appropriate domestic relations court to obtain court orders that detail parenting rights and responsibilities. 


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