Toledo Father's Rights Lawyer

Toledo Father's Rights Attorney, proudly providing professional Father's Rights, Divorce and Family Law Lawyer Legal Services in Toledo, Lucas County and throughout Northwest Ohio.

Contact Toledo Father's Rights Attorney, Mark A. Davis at 419.297.5088 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

In the State of Ohio, a man becomes a legally recognized father in one of two ways; through marriage to the mother prior to the birth of the child, or through a Paternity Order from the Court. In cases of divorce, the husband is presumed to be the father of the children of the marriage. This presumption may be disputed if there is cause or doubt on either the father or mother part as to the fatherhood of the child.

Ohio Law does not discriminate between the rights of legally recognized fathers and mothers. It seeks to promote happy and healthy children by giving children meaningful contact and time with both parents.

Rights Obtained After An Order of Paternity

Once the biological father of a child has been determined through paternity testing, he obtains certain legal rights. Father’s rights in Ohio are fully protected under state law. In most cases, if you are declared the legal father of a child, you have the right to have your name added to the child’s Birth Certificate.

Father’s rights in Ohio will also recognize you as a natural guardian of a child and you may be eligible to take legal action to obtain custody of your child.

Parental Responsibility

Shared parental responsibility is the norm and sole parental responsibility is reserved for only those cases where the court must protect the children.

The concept of shared parental responsibility provides a framework for effective co-parenting. It is the public policy of the State of Florida to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child rearing. Shared parental responsibility is a court ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities and in which both parents confer with each other, so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the children will be determined jointly. The concept of shared parental responsibility is intended to protect the children's right to an ongoing relationship with both parents. If shared parenting is awarded, you and your child’s mother will share in the responsibility of making all minor and major decisions affecting your child’s welfare such as those involving education, health care, religion, illnesses, vacations, and more. You have the right to know what activities your child is involved in and you have the right to partake in those activities. You have the right to your child’s school, medical, dental, and other records as well as to actively consult with your child’s teachers and doctors.

Custody and Visitation

The legal father of a child is given the same consideration as the mother when the court determines the parenting plan and visitation of the child. Each case is determined on an individual basis and the court considers a number of factors—such as the father’s relationship with the child, his experience in child rearing, his work schedule, and much more—before deciding visitation rights. Many times fathers do not live near the child. The father may live out of state or overseas. There are many ways to maintain close and continuing contact between the father and the child even when they live thousands of miles apart. If you were never married to the child’s mother, you have the same legal rights as a married father once your paternity is established and you are declared the legal father.

In addition to custody and visitation, a father’s rights may include contact rights. These contact rights include physical visits with the child as well as telephone and internet contact.

Contact Toledo Father's Rights Lawyer, Mark A. Davis at 419.297.5088 to schedule a confidential legal consultation regarding your legal issues.

The Law Office of Mark Davis, LLC prides itself on the long lasting relationships that have been established with many of the clients and attorneys the firm has served over the years.  Mr. Davis is committed to maintaining open communications with clients and believes that is the right of every client to be informed on the status of his or her legal matters.

If you require professional legal services regarding Father's Rights, Divorce and Family Law issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Toledo Father's Rights Lawyer.

Contact Toledo Father's Rights Attorney, Mark A. Davis at 419.297.5088 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.


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