How are parenting time rights determined?
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In every case involving children, the court orders a specific schedule for parenting time. The primary consideration is the best interest of the children. Ohio statutes provide many factors to be considered in making the determination. Each Ohio county must have a standard parenting time order. These standard parenting time orders can be changed to meet individual children’s needs. In appropriate cases, the court also may award companionship/visitation rights to persons other than the parents, but only if the court finds it is in the best interest of the child.
A more thorough discussion of parenting time rights can be found in an Ohio State Bar Association brochure titled, “What you should know about . . . Sharing Parental Responsibilities after Separation.”