Child Custody & Parenting Time

Whether you are a mother, father, relative or another interested person seeking custody or parenting time with your child or relative, the attorneys of Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, will zealously represent you in the most efficient manner possible.

Our Cincinnati firm has helped thousands of clients obtain favorable terms for custody and parenting time agreements. When you are striving to promote your loved one's best interests, it is vital that you work with a knowledgeable family law attorney. Our lawyers leverage their experience in and out of court to help you resolve your family law disputes effectively.

Custody And Parenting Time For Unmarried Parents

In Ohio, child custody and parenting time (visitation) matters between unmarried persons fall under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. By law, an unmarried mother is the default sole custodian and residential parent of the minor child until there is court intervention. Paternity must first be established in order for a father to pursue custody or court-ordered parenting time/visitation. Many couples decide to handle issues of custody, parenting time/visitation and child support informally without a court order. However, many problems can occur when couples who have a child together end their relationship. Therefore, the ideal time to begin drafting a parenting agreement, such as a shared parenting plan, is during the pregnancy. Establishing paternity and filing the plan as an agreement with the court shortly after the birth of the child can preserve an unwed father's parental rights, and save parents peace of mind and thousands of dollars in legal fees down the road.

Our attorneys can help you with drafting a custom parenting plan to fit your needs and the needs of your children.

Navigating The Legal Process For Nonparents

With the recent heartbreaking uptick in addiction, especially heroin addiction, many parents are simply not fit to parent their children. Relatives, especially grandparents, often step up to seek custody of the children. Our attorneys have decades of experience in assisting grandparents, aunts, uncles and others with obtaining custody of the children whose parents can no longer care for them. There are several options for nonparents, and our attorneys will advise and help you navigate a complicated legal process.

By Your Side Throughout Litigation

Custody litigation is often emotionally charged. As your attorneys, we will work diligently with you and the other party to try to reach a favorable settlement. We know the scars of a custody trial can last for years and often negatively impact the children caught in between.

However, some cases inevitably proceed to trial. Collectively, our attorneys have decades of trial experience and will utilize this expertise in vigorously representing your interests in court.

Talk To A Dedicated Family Law Attorney Today

We respond promptly to client inquiries because we know your matters are urgent. Please dial 513-401-8759 or complete our online form to reach a skilled legal professional. We will reach out to you and schedule your private consultation. Whether you live in Ohio, Kentucky, Florida or Indiana, we are qualified and ready to help resolve your legal issues.