Determining Parental Rights In Ohio

Cincinnati Child Custody Lawyers Help You Understanding Your Rights

At King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, we provide legal counsel and guidance to families navigating difficult legal issues. Even the simplest of matters can become more complicated when children are involved. If you would like to understand your parent rights as a mother, father, or step-parent, we are here to help. Our Cincinnati child custody attorneys bring years of collective experience and insight to the table.

To find out more about your parental rights, schedule a consult with a family lawyer from our Montgomery area law office.

Why Establish Fathers' Rights?

When a father isn't married to the mother of his child, he will not automatically have parental rights unless he has established them through the paternity process. For this reason, it is important for a father to establish paternity as soon as possible in a child's life to ensure fair visitation and custody rights are given to him. If a father waits-even if in amicable relationship with the mother at the time-he may face complications down the road if partners decide to split up without establishing paternity.

If you are a father unsure of paternity or in need of securing parental rights, talk to our firm. We can help you assess the situation and determine what steps need to be taken to protect your parental rights as a father. Likewise, if you are considering permanently severing legal ties with your child, always discuss this step with a legal professional before proceeding.

Navigating Step-parent Adoptions

Are you a step-parent considering adopting your current spouse's children from a former relationship? This process can be complicated and confusing, which is why our firm is here to help. In order to be eligible for step-parent adoption, the petitioner must first be married to the custodial parent and have the children living with them for a minimum of six months. There are also other requirements in the case of step-parent adoption for the process to be approved. Our Cincinnati child custody lawyers can discuss your parental rights situation today.

Representation for Parental Rights Cases

If you are a parent looking to protect your rights to your child, we are here to walk you through this time. Our law firm offers a wide range of legal services related to parental rights. We can provide counsel to parents, step-parents, and other family members in heated custodial and visitation disputes. If you would like to learn more about your legal options in your case, reach out to King, Koligian & Associates, LLC today.

You can set up an initial consultation when you contact us at 513-924-4014.