Child Custody

Columbus Child Custody Attorney

Serving Families throughout Columbus, New Albany, Delaware County, Dublin & Westerville, OH

Dealing with child custody issues can often be a difficult issue between parents. Whether married or unmarried, you need a team that will fight for your parental rights for you child(ren).  Our team of Columbus child custody attorneys are well-versed in Ohio's laws regarding custody agreements. Whether your case involves a pending divorce  or whether it occurred after court orders have been issued by a judge, you can turn to our experienced  family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance, contact our firm today to get started on your case.

Child Custody in Ohio

Child custody in Ohio is covered by Ohio Revised Code Section 3109.04. Ohio refers to child custody as the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. Courts prefer that children maintain a continuing and meaningful relationship with both parents when households are separate. This would only be denied in cases where a parent has a history of domestic violence, child neglect or abuse, or substance abuse. In those situations, the court may allow the implicated parent to have some alternate form of visitation, such as visits supervised by a third party. 

Courts commonly award joint physical custody to both parents based on a parenting schedule that splits the time the child spends with each parent. These schedules may not be on a 50-50 basis but are based on many factors, such as proximity of households, work schedules, school or daycare locations, and more. Courts also prefer that both parents have a say in the major decisions involving the child’s upbringing, such as education, healthcare, religion, and more, which is commonly known as “legal” custody. In some cases, however, sole legal custody may be granted to only one parent. 

 Set up a free introductory consultation with our Columbus child custody attorney today. Contact Morgan Law Offices at (614) 714-4800 to get started.

Turn to Morgan Law Offices for Help

If you need legal assistance with any issues related to child custody, our team of child custody lawyers are here for you.  Our firm is backed by more than four decades of practice in this field. 


  • "He listened patiently and then provided me with sound advice which I used to get out of a difficult and stressful situation. Plus, knowing that he was there to back me gave me real peace of mind."
    Emily B.
  • "Kelly Morgan took time to listen and understand my situation. When you go through such a fragile time in life it's nice to know you have someone solid in your corner to help you legally."
    Ally M.
  • "He worked my child support/ parenting agreement quickly and efficiently! I contacted Him and before you know it I was walking out of court with conditions and terms in my favor!"
    DJ S.
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