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Split Custody in Ohio – What Does it Mean?

LAWYERS CHILD CUSTODY, OHIO FAMILY LAWYER, CHILD LAWYERVirginia Cornwell is an Ohio Family Lawyer and an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist

Split custody is, essentially when custodial rights are not the same for all of the children of the relationship.  An example would be when a relationship ends and Mother is the residential parent of the daughter while Father is the residential parent of the son.

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LGBT FAMILY LAWYERS OHIO, OHIO FAMILY LAWYER, LAWYER CHILD CUSTODYAn example of this type of custody arrangement in the news right now is the split custody between gay couple David Tutera and Ryan Jurica.  David Tutera is a Celebrity Wedding Planner.  In their situation, a surrogate mother was implanted with two embryos, one fathered by David and one by Ryan.  In the split, Ryan is taking custody of his biological son and David is taking custody of his biological daughter.  To read more about the situation, click the link below.

LAWYERS CHILD CUSTODY, OHIO FAMILY LAWYER, CHILD CUSTODY LAWYERSplit custody can stem from more than simple biology.  There are many reasons that split custody may be in the best interest of the child(ren).  The children may be much closer to one parent over the other.  A child may have discipline or mental health issues such that it is best that he be in a single child (no siblings) household most of the time, for the safety or emotional well being of the siblings.  Children may be older and the court gives great weight to their preferences, which are not the same, and the list goes on.  Whatever the reason, split custody is sometimes, in the eyes of the court, what is in the best interest of the child. 

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Split custody can have implications other than coordinating visitation (parenting time).  In Ohio, courts use a different child support guidelines worksheet for split custody than they do for sole custody or shared parenting.

If you want to speak to an Ohio Custody Lawyer regarding your situation, please give us a call at 614-225-9316.

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