In some child custody cases, it is possible for someone other than a child's parent to gain custody of the child. This is known as a third-party custody case. Common third parties in custody cases are grandparents and stepparents.
If you are seeking representation for a third-party custody matter, our family law attorneys are here to offer experienced advice and advocacy. With more than 30 years of combined experience handling family law cases in Ohio, we are prepared to guide you through the complex legal terrain of third-party and nonparental custody matters.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 614-428-0515 or toll free at 866-604-3844 to discuss your case with an experienced Columbus third-party custody lawyer.
Third-Party Custody Rights
Third-party child custody cases can arise for a number of reasons. In cases in which the child has lost a parent, another relative may pursue custody to ensure the well-being of the child. In other cases, the child may be in a harmful or at-risk situation due to an unfit parent.
In deciding third-party custody cases, courts are guided by the principle of protecting the best interests of the child and the fitness of the biological parent. Our lawyers are well-versed in the factors courts determine when deciding these cases and can help you pursue your third-party custody rights.
We represent grandparents, stepparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, godparents, people in same-sex relationships and other nonparents seeking custody of children.
Contact A Columbus Grandparent Custody Attorney
If you are seeking legal guidance for a third-party custody case, grandparent custody matter or other family law issue, our attorneys are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 614-428-0515 or toll free at 866-604-3844 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Columbus third-party custody lawyer.