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Columbus, Ohio Child Visitation Rights Attorneys

The rights of a parent to see their child depends on whether or not the father was married to the mother of the child.  Unmarried fathers have virtually no rights until paternity is established.  See Unmarried Father's Rights here.  If the mother and father of the child are married but separated then visitation rights are in somewhat of a complicated juxtapose until a divorce has been filed.  Once a divorce has been filed or entered then both parties may file motions with the court that create enforceable rights and obligations of visitation.  

Unless the parties agree to a parenting schedule themselves, the court will impose its own schedule on the parents.  A court will consider whether it is in the best interest of the child to see the non-custodial parent at all.  In Franklin County, the court uses Local Rule 27 as a parenting time guideline.  Delaware and Union counties have similar rules that are unique to their counties.  Franklin County Local Rule 27 can be found here.    The attorneys at Harris & Engler can help you to assert your parental rights to see your child and customize a parenting time schedule that takes your needs and wishes into consideration. If you need to establish visitation, modify visitation, or want to talk to an attorney about the other party's failure to abide by a child visitation order then contact an attorney at Harris & Engler.  The law firm of Harris & Engler is located in Columbus, Ohio, and its attorneys help clients across Central Ohio with child visitation issues.
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