Protecting Your Rights In Child Custody Matters

As a divorcing parent, we understand that your children's well-being is one of your greatest concerns. Custody and visitation decisions made during your divorce will impact your family for years to come. Gurtner Law, LLC, can help you pursue a custody arrangement that works for your family long after the process is finalized.

We know what is at stake in custody and visitation proceedings. Our firm believes that every parent deserves to understand his or her custody rights. We will work closely with you to explain your options and help you determine what is best for you and your children. We can help you protect your time with your children and seek a final order that upholds their best interests.

We offer free initial case evaluations by phone. Call 614-464-4100 to learn more about your custody options.

Understanding The Different Types Of Custody

There are several types of child custody. The right arrangement for your family depends on your unique circumstances, including factors such as your work schedule and any special needs your kids may have. We will work diligently to help you craft a custody and visitation plan that works for every member of your family. Our team can help you evaluate and establish:

  • Physical custody: Physical custody expresses who is responsible for the physical care of the child. This includes weekend visitation time, holidays and more. It is possible to have physical custody without having legal custody.
  • Legal custody: Legal custody refers to a parent's right to make important decisions on behalf of the child. This includes decisions related to education, health care and religious upbringing. One parent can retain full legal custody or both parents can share this type of custody.
  • Shared parenting: In a shared parenting arrangement, sometimes referred to as joint custody, parents typically share legal and physical custody of the child. However, it is possible for parents to only share joint physical custody and not legal custody.

Every family is different. We provide aggressive representation for parents seeking custody orders that allow them to remain a part of their children's lives. Our goal is to protect your role as an active and loving parent.

Who Can Seek Visitation Rights In Ohio?

Sometimes it may be appropriate for a person other than a biological parent, such as a grandparent, to seek visitation rights. It is important to know that you may still have rights. These situations can be complex. When determining custody and visitation, the courts will focus on making a decision that upholds the best interests of the children above all else.

Contact Our Capable Attorney For Support

We offer free initial case evaluations by phone. You can speak with our skilled family law lawyer about your custody concerns by calling 614-464-4100. You may also contact our Columbus office online for more information.