When there are children involved, the divorce process can be highly complicated as parents try to balance the best interests of the child with their own schedules and needs. Emotion can cloud judgment in child custody matters and Ohio law is complex, especially as custody evolves into the preferred arrangement commonly termed “shared parenting.”
The child custody team at Fout Law in North Canton, OH assists clients with all types of custody issues. Attorney Teresa Fout has extensive experience taking on a number of different roles in the process, as divorce counsel, child custody advocate, mediator, and trial lawyer. Whether or not you and the child’s other parent can agree on custody, our team will ensure a smooth process. If it’s necessary to take the matter to court, we’re at your side.
Ohio is one of many states that recognize the importance of both parents in the life of a child, so the traditional notion of “joint custody” now falls under the concept of shared parenting. In this arrangement, both parents are considered residential parents; the child legally lives with each one, though one parent is designated for purposes of school residence.
In some cases, it’s not appropriate to order a shared parenting arrangement due to one parent’s mental health, substance abuse, or use of domestic violence. The other parent may request sole custody with limited or supervised visitation if it would be in the child’s best interests.
Child custody is among the more difficult issues at stake in an Ohio divorce case, so it’s smart to retain an experienced attorney to take on the tough challenges. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand the legal implications involved, so you’re in a better position to make informed decisions regarding your future. To hear more about your options in a child custody case, please call the North Canton, OH office of Fout Law at 330-437-7455 or contact us online.
Very easy to work with and very prompt.
Teresa was the guardian of my case, she listened to what my younger sister and I had to say and had our safety as the main priority no matter what. She handled the case with compassion and professionalism. She has saved my sister and I from a dangerous situation with our biological mother and has changed our lives for the better.
Teresa Fout & her law partner are amazing!!! Teresa was our attorney & she was amazing!! She was always there day or night!! She returned our calls & emails promptly!!! BEST FAMILY ATTORNEY BY FAR!!! Thank you Teresa for everything!!! Your the BEST!!!
Teresa is a very professional legal representative that was very patient with me and very comforting. She took the time to answer and clarify, if needed, any questions I had. She was very helpful and knew the laws and how to handle what I would call a difficult situation. She even assisted me after the divorce was final with some advice I needed and was there for me even with her busy caseload. I would certainly recommend her to anyone that would need her services.
Attorney Fout is amazing! She had to wear many hats during a very difficult case for my children and me over a 3-year process. She has a great depth in many areas of the law with the ability to understand how painful these times can be. She is very professional and has an extreme passion for high integrity. Because my children were involved her background as a Guardian ad Litem was so profound. I recommend her to others in need, as she can help in a plethora of legal avenues.
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