Shared Custody | Legal Advice And Guidance

When it comes to child custody, our legal team at Massucci Law Group LLC always seeks solutions that put the child's best interests above all else. Most of the time, that means keeping both parents in the child's life following divorce or separation. As long as you and your partner agree to set aside your differences and work together to raise your child or children, they will continue to be in the ideal environment to thrive, even though their parents no longer live under the same roof.

If you must work out a child custody plan, or if you need to modify an existing custody order, contact Massucci Law Group LLC in Columbus. Our lawyers' thorough understanding of Ohio family law, combined with our collaborative approach to each case we take, will lead to a shared child custody arrangement that works for you, your co-parent and your children.

Is Sharing Child Custody Right For My Kids?

Most parents want to retain partial custody of the kids following divorce. Shared custody is not appropriate in all cases, but when possible, it can have huge benefits for the children's psychological well-being. Some factors to consider when deciding whether to pursue shared parenting include:

  • Each parent's relationship with the child
  • How involved each parent is in the child's life — do they both show up to PTA meetings, the child's activities, etc.
  • How far apart the parents live
  • Whether either parent has ever been accused or convicted of domestic violence
  • How long the child has lived in his or her current home
  • Where the child goes to school
  • Whether the parents have a civil relationship

Depending on the answers to these and other questions, shared child custody could be the best solution. Our attorneys will work with you to decide what to do. Then we will help you negotiate a settlement tailored to fit your family.

Learn More About Creating Child Custody Plans

Contact Massucci Law Group LLC at 614-398-4267 to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys to discuss the possibility of sharing child custody. We welcome you to our Columbus office, or we can visit you wherever you live in Ohio.