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.
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.
Teresa Fout is a fantastic advocate for divorce. She is concerned with the well-being and safety of children and did a good job getting my family what we needed. She is well-spoken, intelligent and extremely creative when problem-solving. She is personable and timely. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a good family, adoption, or divorce attorney. She is supportive, logical, and does her research.
Teresa is a knowledgeable and very professional attorney who cares about her clients. She did a great job in walking me through divorce, custody and support issues which are inherently fraught with emotional overload and can be simply overwhelming. I believe her solid advice prevented me from taking unnecessary actions, which would have resulted in substantially higher costs without gaining anything in return. I highly recommend her.
Teresa was wonderful, compassionate and professional. I would highly recommend her to others.
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