Understanding And Resolving Child Custody And Support

Visitation • Shared Parenting • Father's Rights • Modifications

At The Law Offices of Jason P. Reese in Canton, Ohio, we know the emotional toll that divorce and battles over child custody can take on you as a parent. As a mother, you may be terrified by the prospect of shared parenting, especially if your husband has been abusive to you and your children. As a father, you may be worried about being able to afford child support, or terrified at the prospect of losing the connection with your children and becoming "an every-other-weekend dad."

Whatever your worries, please contact me, attorney Jason Reese for a case evaluation. With the support of my dedicated legal staff, I am ready to put my energy and legal skills to work for you. I will fight aggressively on your behalf to protect your interests and your parental rights.

Compassionate ● Aggressive ● Dedicated
Email or Call 330-754-4861

Even though no one knows your divorce and child custody situation better than you do, I have been down this path of advocacy with many other divorcing parents. I understand that you are worried about being able to make ends meet and terrified you may be shut out from the day-to-day lives of your children. I understand that it is no doubt difficult — perhaps even impossible — for you to think clearly about what you should do. You need an experienced attorney to help you fight for custody of your children and a fair determination of child support.

I am here to put your mind at ease by putting his legal knowledge and experience to work for you.

We handle all matters relating to divorce and child custody including:

  • Shared parenting arrangements
  • Physical custody
  • Legal custody
  • Visitation / parenting time
  • Modifications
  • Paternity testing
  • Custody mediation
  • Domestic violence
  • Child custody counseling
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Parental alienation evaluations
  • Guardian ad litem recommendations
  • Father's rights
  • Legal guardianship
  • Residential parent parenting time
  • Non-residential parent parenting time
  • Ohio Child Support Guidelines

Parental Rights And Responsibilities In Ohio

The term "custody" is no longer present in the Ohio laws. Instead, the courts today allocate the "parental rights and responsibilities" for the care of minor children affected by divorce. These rights and responsibilities are assigned in one of two ways:

  • One parent is designated to be the residential parent and legal custodian of the children, or
  • The court issues a shared parenting order, requiring both parents to share physical and legal custody of the children

The overriding consideration in both scenarios is what the court deems to be the best interests of the children.

Protecting Your Rights, Safeguarding Your Needs

We can answer your questions about the interrelationship between child custody arrangements and child support orders. Whatever your concerns regarding child custody and child support, please contact The Law Offices of Jason P. Reese in Canton, Ohio, by phone or email to learn how we can help you. We welcome clients from cities throughout northeast Ohio, including Canton, Akron, Massillon, Louisville, Navarre and Green.