This is the final post in a series discussing the rights of unmarried parents in Dayton, Ohio. Unmarried parents face unique challenges when it comes to custody of their children, which can be confusing and complicated. The goal of this series has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their rights and obligations. Another goal has been to provide information which will assist with the selection of a child custody lawyer to assist you. If you are in need of assistance then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We have addressed several key topics in this series, including:
- The rights of an unmarried Ohio father
- The need for unmarried parents to obtain a child custody order
- The process of establishing child custody and support
- What to expect from the trial process
- Conducting one’s self after the case has concluded
These topics are important for a number of reasons. First, fathers are often under the impression that a court will favor mothers in child custody matters. In Ohio, family courts do not show a preference on the basis of gender. This common misconception should not impact your decision to establish a court ordered custody arrangement. Second, having a structure in place setting forth each parents rights and responsibilities will help avoid disagreements in the future, even if none currently exist. Third, understanding the process of establishing custody can help a parent to have reasonable expectations. Fourth, a basic awareness of the litigation process can help to ensure that things go smoothly if your case proceeds to trial. Finally, both parties should comply with applicable court orders and conduct themselves in the best interest of their child after the conclusion of the case. Doing so will help preserve their parental rights.
Our Dayton child custody lawyers take pride in providing quality service to our clients. If you need assistance in a family law matter, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney. We also offer services to those in Beavercreek, Centerville, Clayton, Eaton, Englewood, Fairborn, Franklin, Harrison Township, Huber Heights, Kettering, Oakwood, Lebanon, Miami Township, Miamisburg, Piqua, Riverside, Springboro, Springfield, Tipp City, Trotwood, Troy, Vandalia, Waynesville, Washington Township, West Carrollton, Yellow Springs, and Xenia.