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Mothers' Rights

Mothers' Rights Lawyer in Columbus

Personalized Legal Support & Dedicated Representation

If you are currently going through a legal separation or divorce, or were never married to the father of your child from whom you are now separated, you may be wondering about your rights as a mother. Can you move out of the area or even out of state with your child? Can the presumed father challenge paternity? Who will retain primary custody of your child? All of these questions can quickly start to feel overwhelming, especially when the wellbeing of your child is at stake. At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, our Columbus mothers’ rights attorney can offer you the honest, straightforward advice you need, as well as the compassionate guidance you deserve. We understand just how difficult family law matters can be, especially when children are involved. Our entire staff does everything we can to reduce your stress and help you work toward an ideal outcome for your unique situation.

Reach out to our firm today at (614) 344-6965 to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with our team.

Understanding Your Legal Rights as a Mother

Your right to child custody as a mother is largely dependent upon your marital status at the time your child was born.

In the state of Ohio, the law states that:

  • If a mother is unmarried at the time of her child’s birth, she is automatically granted sole custody of the child until a petition for child custody is filed by the established father.
  • If a mother is married at the time of her child’s birth, the court cannot favor one parent over the other due to gender in regards to child custody.

It is generally more common for the mother of a child to provide the majority of care for the child when two parents separate or divorce. However, while this precedent often serves to the mother’s advantage, this is not always the case, and it’s important that you seek guidance from a mothers’ rights attorney in Columbus in the event of a child custody dispute.

Can You Move Out of State with Your Child?

After a divorce, many mothers wish to move out of the area in order to gain a fresh start. However, Ohio child relocation laws prevent a parent from moving out of state if he or she shares custody with the other parent. That being said, there are exceptions, including court approval, consent from the other parent, or in the instance that you are the child’s sole custodial parent. To learn more about your options, visit our Child Relocation page.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Case Evaluation

If you are currently going through a divorce and children are involved, or you are dealing with a child custody battle even though you were never married to the father of your child, The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak can help. We are available 24/7 to assist you, providing honest advice, answers to your questions, and addressing your concerns regarding the legal process. We strive to reduce your stress by offering affordable legal services, including payment plans.

Give us a call at (614) 344-6965 to discuss your situation with our dedicated Columbus family lawyer today.

Hear From Past
Families We've Helped

  • 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.”


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!”


  • 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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Family law issues can be hard to navigate on your own, especially without the necessary legal insight. Retain sound advice from an attorney who has been in your shoes.

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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.
  • To Meet Your Financial Needs, There Are a Number of Payment Plans Available.
  • Our Attorneys Are Honest and Will Explain All of Your Options to You.