Parents with crying babyThis is the first post in a series that will discuss the rights of unmarried parents in Dayton, Ohio. We are writing on this issue due to a high level of confusion that often exists between unmarried parents regarding the rights and obligations of each side. This level of confusion can lead to conflict, mistaken assumptions, and trauma for the child. The goal of our upcoming articles is to provide information that will help people to better understand their situation and to assist with the selection of a child custody attorney. If you are in need of assistance, please contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.

We will be addressing a number of issues in our upcoming articles. Topics we intend to address include:

  • The rights of an unmarried Father in Ohio
  • The need for unmarried parents to obtain a child custody order
  • The process of establishing child custody and support
  • What one can expect from the trial process
  • Conducting oneself after the case has concluded

There are multiple reasons why we have chosen to address these topics. First, there is sometimes a misperception that a mother will have “all the rights” between unmarried parents. Ohio, however, shows no preference on the basis of gender. Second, it is best that parents obtain a custody order, even if they are currently getting along, so that a structure is in place in the event of a disagreement. Third, understanding the process of establishing custody can help a parent manage their expectations. Fourth, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly. Finally, properly conducting oneself, after a case is over, can help to prevent the parties from going back to Court in the future.

If you are in a dispute with the other parent of your child, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Going through the legal process will help you to gain an enforceable order and will give your life a sense of structure. Our Dayton child custody lawyers take pride in providing quality service. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. 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.

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