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Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights Attorney in Columbus

Understanding Your Legal Rights to Child Custody & Visitation

The most important factor in determining a father’s right to child custody in Ohio is the marital status of the parents at the time of the child’s birth. In cases where the parents were married when the child was born, the husband is automatically considered to be the father. However, if the parents were unmarried when the child was born, the mother automatically receives sole custody in the event that the parents separate. However, the law is not always cut-and-dry—paternity can be challenged by either parent and various circumstances, such as adopted step-children, can make the process more complex.

If you are seeking a fathers’ rights attorney in Columbus who can provide you with honest advice, personalized legal counsel, and aggressive representation, The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak can help. We understand that issues like child custody can be incredibly emotional, complicated, and confusing. That’s why we provide every client with straightforward answers and a clear strategy designed around your unique goals.

Contact our Columbus fathers’ rights attorney at (614) 344-6965 today to schedule a free, one-hour case evaluation. We proudly offer affordable services and payment plans.

Establishing Paternity in Ohio

If a child is born to two married parents, it is illegal for the court to favor either parent on the basis of gender. Instead, child custody is determined by an extensive set of factors that ultimately seeks to promote the best interests of the child. If a child is born out of wedlock, or if one parent challenges paternity, the fatherhood of the child must be legally established.

How is paternity established in Ohio?

  • Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity process
  • Proving the marital status of the parents at the time of birth
  • DNA/genetic testing

Establishing paternity does not automatically grant a father custodial rights. Once paternity has been proven, the father must petition to the court for custody, visitation, parenting time, etc. This process is often a complicated one, making it essential to have a skilled Columbus fathers’ rights attorney on your side who can guide you through the family law system.

Compassionate Counsel. Uncompromising Support.

At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, we understand that matters of child custody and fathers’ rights can often turn contentious. In most cases, strong emotions are involved on either side. Our firm offers objective yet compassionate support as we help you work to understand your legal options and devise a plan of action. Our attorney uses his extensive legal experience and methodical approach to each case in order to better fight for you and your rights. Throughout the process, you can rest assured that we’ll stand by you every step of the way.

Learn more about your rights and how our firm can help you fight for custody of your child; call us at (614) 344-6965 for a complimentary case evaluation.

Hear From Past
Families We've Helped

  • 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!”


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.”


  • 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.”


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Why Choose Our Firm? We Treat Our Clients Like Family, Not Case Numbers.

  • We Offer a No Cost Consultation, Including a Free Case Evaluation.
  • We Approach Every Case in a Methodical and Strategic Manner.
  • We Have Gone Through Your Situation and Understand What You'ref Going Through.
  • Our Team Works Together in Order to Take the Stress off of Your Shoulders.
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