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Child Custody

Columbus Child Custody Attorney

Compassionate Legal Guidance & Tireless Advocacy You Can Trust

Generally speaking, when two parents separate or divorce in the state of Ohio, the child’s birth mother is typically granted automatic primary custody of the child. This does not mean that a parent, grandparent, or other guardian or family member will not receive at least partial custody, however. Other issues, such as children who were adopted, children of same-sex couples, or children no longer in the care of their birth mother, can further complicate the matter of child custody.

In any case, it’s wise to have an experienced Columbus child custody attorney on your side. At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, we regularly assist clients with various child custody issues, including fathers’ rights, mothers’ rights, child relocation, and more. Our team has the experience to handle even very complex cases, offering compassionate, personalized guidance every step of the way. At our firm, you’re not just a number—we truly care about you, your child, and the future of your family.

Call us at (614) 344-6965 to get started with a free, no-obligation case evaluation today.

Types of Child Custody in Ohio

While many people tend to think of child custody as meaning one parent has primary and sole custody of a child, this is actually quite rarely the case. There are a few different types of custody that can be awarded in the state of Ohio and the court will always rule in what it determines is the “best interest of the child.”

The different types of child custody that can be awarded in Ohio include:

  • Joint Legal Custody: Both parents are able to make decisions about the child’s education, medical treatments/healthcare, religious upbringing, etc.
  • Joint Physical Custody: Both parents are allowed substantial time (not necessarily 50/50) with the child in their own household
  • Sole Physical Custody: One parent retains primary physical custody of the child, acting as the primary caregiver and residence for the child
  • Sole Legal Custody: One parent is responsible for making all educational, medical, and religious decisions for the child

Sole legal custody is typically the rarest type of child custody granted in Ohio; more often, the court will try to find a solution that allows both parents to retain some degree of custody of the child, make decisions about the child’s upbringing, and spend time with the child.

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Determining the type of custody to be awarded can quickly become complex, especially when a divorce or separation is contentious. The court looks at various factors when determining how custody will be awarded, including the mental health of both parents, the financial ability of either parent to care for the child, the existing personal relationships between the child and each parent, and numerous other factors. Because it is an objective rather than a subjective entity, the court does not always take unique circumstances into account and will instead rule based on the child’s best interests.

If you’re currently going through a divorce and children are involved, it’s important to enlist the assistance of an experienced child custody attorney in Columbus. Our firm can help you understand your options and protect your child from a potentially difficult and emotional process. We draw from personal experience that allows us to provide you with empathetic legal counsel as we tirelessly advocate for you and your family.

Get in touch with our firm today at (614) 344-6965 to speak with our attorney about your child custody case.

Hear From Past
Families We've Helped

  • Thank you again for the phenomenal service

    “Dmitriy, I want to thank you for your outstanding service. I am so appreciative that you were in court to settle my case. You were always there to explain the steps along the way and answer all questions to the fullest. Thank you again for the phenomenal service.”

    Former Client

  • The attorney you need on your side.

    “He was able to get me the very best custody arrangement given the circumstances he had to overcome. Beyond that, he truly cared. I knew I was never just another case, but he was concerned about what was best for my children and I.”

    Carrie

  • You're a great attorney

    “I want to tell you no matter what happens, you're a great attorney and will have a long successful career.”

    Former Client

  • He was very prompt with his responses and it was apparent that he did everything in his power to assist my beneficence.

    “Dmitriy was very helpful and knowledgeable. I felt as if my opinions were taken into consideration when proceeding with my case. He made sure to keep me in the loop in a way that I was able to understand. I highly recommend hiring him!”

    Grace

  • He was able to get me the best possible settlement with my divorce/custody.

    “From the moment he took my case his advice was sound and he responded promptly to inquiries and concerns. His knowledge for the law is astounding. He's articulate, professional, and always prepared. I would highly recommend him.”

    Holly

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