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419-534-0605 ext. 203

Child Custody Requires a Skilled Family Lawyer in Toledo

Don’t trust your children’s future to just anyone

The decision to end your marriage becomes infinitely more complex when you have children. Decisions about who gets custody, what type of custody, visitation schedules and child support have to be handled delicately and in the best interests of the children.

I have successfully managed hundreds of cases in my more than 30 years as a family law lawyer in Toledo. It can be difficult to avoid letting your personal feelings about your spouse cloud your judgment, but I strive to keep you on track and focused on what is best for your children.

There are two types of child custody. Sole custody means one parent is the legal custodian and the child lives with that parent. The other parent still has rights and responsibilities, including visitation and monetary support. Shared parenting means both parents have physical and legal care, as detailed in a court-approved plan.

The court takes many things into consideration when determining custody arrangements, including:

  • The wishes of parents and children
  • Relationships between the children and other family members
  • Children’s adjustment to school, home and community
  • Mental and physical health of all involved parties
  • Geographic location of both parents
  • Each parent’s earning ability
  • Financial worth

Family lawyer in Toledo offers guidance

You cannot divorce your children. Even if you are not the custodial parent, you are responsible for helping to support your children. It is important to have a seasoned child support attorney in Toledo to ensure that child support is assessed in a way that is accurate, sufficient and feasible. If you are the custodial parent, you need to ensure that your former spouse pays the appropriate child support ordered by the court. If you are the non-custodial parent, you need to ensure your former spouse is not trying to get more money than is justified and that the money is actually being used for the benefit of your children.

As a family law attorney in Toledo, I help both custodial and non-custodial parents. I can help you understand the child support process, aid you in getting an award that is acceptable and fight when payments aren't being made or if circumstances, such as unemployment, require an adjustment in payments. Make sure that your children get the support they are entitled to and that your ex is not taking advantage of you or depriving your children of the support they deserve. Always consult with an attorney before signing any child support agreement.

Child custody and support attorney serves clients throughout Northwest Ohio

Richard A. Karcher Attorney at Law is located in Downtown Toledo. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we are also available by appointment on evenings and weekends. We serve all of Northwest Ohio, which includes Lucas and surrounding counties. For your free phone consultation to discuss child custody and support issues, call 419-534-0605 ext. 203 or send us a message through our contact us page.