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Sole Custody vs Joint Custody vs Shared Parenting

Types of Custody Arrangements in a Divorce or Dissolution in Ohio

In Ohio, two types of custody are recognized: sole custody and shared parenting (“joint custody”). The difference between the two arrangements centers on the party or parties who have the right to the legal and physical control of a child.

Sole Custody v. Shared Parenting

Most have a general understanding of sole custody. When granted sole custody, one parent is primarily in control of making decisions for that child, such as medical decisions or where he/she will be enrolled in school. Unless there is a compelling reason to deny it, the other parent is generally afforded parenting time with the child(ren). Continue reading