Juvenile Law

Juvenile law is a specialized sub set of the legal system and encompasses a wide range of issues including custody, paternity, child support and minors accused of criminal conduct or traffic violations. The over arching goal of all resolutions in the juvenile justice system is the protection of the best interest of the minor child.

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“Parentage” is the establishing of the parent-child relationship. In Ohio this is typically done in a parenting proceeding filed in the Juvenile Court in instances where a couple has not married and in Domestic Relations Court where the couple is married […] Read More

Abuse, Neglect & Dependency

Cases of Abuse, Neglect and Dependency are typically brought with the involvement of a children and family service agency. These cases involve situations of potential or actual dangers in the lives of children […] Read More


Child custody in Ohio is a complex process. The first step in determining how to proceed in establishing custody is identifying whether the parents of the child were married at the time of the birth of the child […] Read More


In Ohio biological parents are obligated by law to provide for their children whether they are married or not. Absent a court order to the contrary, the mother of the child is deemed to be the residential parent and sole legal custodian […] Read More

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