A Custody Lawyer Can Protect Your Child’s Future
Going through a divorce is difficult. It can be even harder when you share children with your spouse. As a parent, you always want the best for your child. At Seacrist Law Office, LLC, attorney Susan Seacrist can help you fight for the best custody option for you and your children.
Attorney Susan Seacrist has over 30 years of diverse legal experience. Having previously served in a judgeship capacity and with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, she has a unique understanding of both sides of the legal system. You can trust her to help you find custody solutions that keep your children safe and protect your parenting rights.
Finding The Right Child Custody Arrangement For Your Family
In Ohio, there are two main aspects to child custody arrangements, parental rights and responsibilities and parenting time. Parental rights and responsibilities refer to the authority a parent has to make important decisions for their child, including education, medical care, religious upbringing and extracurricular activities. Parenting time refers to how much time each parent spends with the child. It includes which parent has physical custody and the other parent’s visitation time.
When determining child custody arrangements, the court will consider numerous factors, including:
- Each parent’s ability to care for the child
- The parent’s physical and mental health
- History of violence or substance abuse
- The child’s relationship with each parent
In some instances, the parents can work together to develop a shared parenting plan as part of their divorce. The plan will include a parenting time schedule and how the parents will make decisions for their child. If the judge determines that the plan suits the best interests of the child, the court will approve it.
At Seacrist Law Office, LLC, attorney Seacrist can represent you in contentious custody battles and throughout the mediation process. In many cases, mediation is a faster, cheaper and less stressful dispute resolution method that can save you and your family heartache.
Schedule A Free Consultation Today
Attorney Susan Seacrist understands the importance of family. From your first meeting, she will work with you to find a child custody solution that suits the needs of you and your children. Call 440-340-1101 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation at her Mentor, Ohio, office.