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Mahoning County Ohio Local Rule 28 Standard Visitation Schedule

(web page updated 12-12-09)

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  Counties change their local visitation schedules.  The county you live in may have changed their rule(s) yesterday.  The county you live in may have different visitation schedules for Juvenile Court and Domestic Court. The rule may have been changed or updated since the last time this web page was updated.  In addition, if you already have a visitation schedule pursuant to local rule, and that schedule was attached to your parenting time orders, it is POSSIBLE that the court did not mean for YOUR visitation schedule to change if the local visitation schedule in your county changes. The local visitation schedules are put on this website as a courtesy and are updated as often as possible.  They are NOT legal advice and they are NOT meant to help you figure out if a decision you are about to make would be a violation of an existing court order.  If you want to make sure that you have the most current version of the local rule in your county, you can either look on your county Clerk of Court’s website, go to your local Clerk of Court’s office, or call your local Clerk of Court.

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The office of the Clerk of Court cannot give you legal advice.  This website, although prepared in part by attorneys, cannot and does not give you legal advice.  You can only get legal advice by talking to an attorney of your choice about the facts of your case, and the law as it applies to the facts of your case.

If you understand the information you have just read and would like to see the most recent local rule visitation schedule we have on our website, see the information below, or, if need be, click the “more” link below.







28.01   Model Schedules: Pursuant to R.C. Section 3109.051(F)(2), the Court adopts the following Parenting Time Schedules as set forth on the Court’s Website for use in all new cases,  as well as in cases in which the Court specifically orders this current version:

(A)       Local Parenting Time Schedule


(B)       Long Distance Parenting Time Schedule

(C)       Transitional Parenting Time Schedule


The Court shall have discretion to deviate from these Schedules based upon the factors set forth in R.C. 3109.051(D).


28.02   Traveling outside the State of Ohio: Parents shall be permitted to travel with their children to locations outside the State of Ohio without notice to the other parent or the Court for periods not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours.  For travel periods that will exceed forty-eight (48) hours, the traveling parent shall notify the other parent of such travel plans in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the trip.  Said notice shall, at a minimum, include the scheduled departure and return dates, travel arrangements and a telephone number where the child(ren) can be reached in case of an emergency.


28.03   Moving within or outside the State of Ohio: In the event the Residential Parent decides to relocate within or outside the State of Ohio, said parent shall, at least sixty (60) days prior to the planned move, give written notice to the Court of the intention to relocate by filing a Notice of Intent to Relocate form issued by the Court and posted on the Court’s Website.  A copy of said notice shall be furnished to the Court’s Assignment Commissioner at the time of filing.  Upon the filing of said notice, the Court shall mail a copy of the notice to the Non-Residential Parent unless the Residential Parent objects to said mailing for reasons of alleged domestic violence or abuse or neglect of a child.  The Court will not normally schedule a hearing on the notice unless the Non-Residential Parent requests the same in writing.  The purpose of any such scheduled hearing shall be to determine whether it is in the best interests of the child(ren) to revise the parenting time schedule.  If after sixty (60) days no objection has been raised by the Non-Residential Parent, the Court may issue an entry modifying the parenting time schedule as requested by the Residential Parent.


28.04   Notice of Intent to Relocate: The Court shall make available separate Notices of Intent to Relocate for parties when the proposed relocation will result in less than two (2) hours of travel time between the parents, and when the proposed relocation will result in more than two (2) hours travel time between the parents.  (The Notices are available on the Court’s Website.)


28.05   Shared Parenting: In accordance with R.C. 3109.04(G), plans for shared parenting shall

include provisions covering all factors that are relevant to the care of children, including, but not limited to, physical living arrangements, child support obligations, income tax dependency exemptions, provision for the child(ren)’s health care, school  placement (including the location where the child(ren) shall catch the bus), and the parent with whom the child(ren) will be physically located during legal holidays, school holidays and other days of special importance.


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