As a parent, there can be nothing more precious to you than your child. When you are involved in a child custody dispute, you may think that you know what is in the best interest of your child. Unfortunately, the other parent may have a different idea. When two parents cannot settle on terms of a parenting agreement, the family court judge could have a completely different concept of what is best for your child.
In order to protect your family and your rights as a parent, it is vital that you speak with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. You will need to have a lawyer on your side who can guide you through the complex Ohio family court system, complete the necessary paperwork and file petitions or forms correctly, timely and efficiently.
At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., our attorneys are well-known in courtrooms in Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland, Mt. Gilead and statewide. We have the experience needed to help you through this difficult and emotional process of determining child custody rights. We have more than 100 years of combined experience, and, as nationally recognized trial attorneys, we can be trusted to provide sound legal advice and representation for your child custody issues.
Helping You Resolve Tension And Seek A Solution
In many family law matters, tension can surface at any point. In most cases, it may not matter how amicable you and the other parent are. Anytime children are involved in a family law conflict, both parents may be tempted to stop at nothing to ensure that their parental rights are protected. We can represent you in court so that your side of the story is heard.
Don't let the stress and frustration of going through a divorce affect your decision-making skills. Let us help you make the right decisions and stay focused on protecting you and your children through this difficult time. We have represented countless clients in their child custody cases and have helped mothers and fathers seek sole legal custody or shared custody of their children. When your child's best interests are on the line, you can trust that an attorney from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., can protect your family and your parental rights.
Filing For Sole Legal Custody Or Shared Custody
Custody is divided into two different types: sole legal custody and shared parenting. Sole legal custody refers to giving legal and residential custody to only one parent. In some cases, establishing sole custody can be beneficial for couples and children.
Shared parenting essentially means that both parents can have joint custody of any children involved in a marriage. Joint custody also refers to establishing an agreement between parents that entitles both parents to legal and residential custody of a child. Although shared custody does imply that both parents can have joint parenting rights of their children, shared custody does not necessarily mean that time with the children will be equally divided between the two parents.
In some cases, one parent may feel left out or betrayed by another parent who is pushing for sole legal custody. When the rights of one parent are compromised, a child custody case can turn bitter and resentful. If you wish to avoid costly litigation or feel as though your case could benefit from alternative dispute resolution, our child custody lawyers are skilled mediators. We can help you come to a mutual agreement that meets your child's needs and protects your parental rights.
Here For You When You Need Help
Establishing any sort of child custody agreement can be tough for all parties involved. We know how easy it can be to feel infuriated if the other parent is being uncooperative or if you cannot come to a mutual agreement. That is why we believe offering personal and attentive legal representation is crucial in a family law matter. When problems arise, you should be able to depend on your legal representative to provide solutions.
At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we have been trusted time and time again to represent men and women in their child custody cases. Our strong and effective legal representation has earned us recognition in Best Lawyers® U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Law Firms in Ohio in both 2016 and 2017.
If you are ready to learn more about how our law firm can be of assistance to your case, contact us today. We can schedule a free case evaluation to meet with you and discuss your legal options.