Columbus, OH asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Ohio

Q: Soon to be ex-wife has temp sole custody of son,she lives in Indiana,I live in Ohio. can I still go for shared parenting

Currently going through a divorce with only temporary visitation (every other weekend) is there anything preventing me from getting granted shared parenting even if we live in different states?

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Robert Mues Esq
Robert Mues Esq
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dayton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I assume the matter is pending in Indiana. Correct? I am not licensed there. Regardless of the state, you need a lawyer to represent you.

In Ohio, you would not be precluded from Shared Parenting simply because you live in different states. It would essentially come down to a "best interest" determination of your son. But I know the Indiana has some different laws and positions from Ohio. Get that Indiana lawyer SOON.

Good luck!

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