Finally a court that is going to default to an EQUAL Standard Parenting Order when the parents cannot agree! And NO primary residential parent! Each parent is primary during the time they have possession of the child.

The courts have agreed to equal for 3-13 year olds.

Here is how Ohio got equal parenting passed:

Legislators passed an initiative and formed a subcommittee called “the Family Law Reform Implementation” Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Children, Families, and the Courts”. This subcommittee was established under the Advisory Committee on Children, Families, and the Courts. And then they had several judges, a magistrate, a lawyer, and a professor assist in its drafting.

And they borrowed materials from the Administrative Office of the Courts of the Arizona Supreme Court.

“This Guide was created by a subcommittee of judicial officers, mental health providers and attorneys and is the “Ohio version” of an Arizona Supreme Court publication. The subcommittee consulted well-known experts on child development and reviewed current research and parenting guidelines from other communities. Decisions about parenting time depend on many things, particularly the age of the child.” (Planning for Parenting Time — Ohio’s Guide for Parents Living Apart)

This is a great achievement for Ohio. Parents wanting changes to their parenting laws in their state should provide this to their legislators. Showing them that judges, lawyers, and a legislative committee all worked together and agreed that this was best for children should help you persuade your legislators to do the same.





Download the publication here:

Tuscarawas Ohio County Court Standard Parenting Schedule and Rules updated 1-24-18.

Ohio Supreme Court Publication – Planning for Parenting Time — Ohio’s Guide for Parents Living Apart

County Changes Standard Custody Order article from Times Recorder 

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