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Child Custody/Parenting Time

Practice Areas

Columbus Child Custody Attorney

The issues within child custody are numerous and include:

  • Child support
  • Parenting time (visitation)
  • Allocation of authority between the parents for making decisions about:
    o Health care
    o School placement
    o Child involvement in extracurricular activities

Child custody is easily one of the top emotional issues in any divorce case. It is especially important for concerned, loving parents to realize the extra care and attention the child or children need if the parents are in the midst of a custody battle.

The Dougherty, Hanneman & Snedaker, LLC (“DHS”) law firm will assist you in pursuing your child custody goals as they relate to the best interests of the child or children. The DHS firm has the experience to identify potential emotional issues and the insight to recommend highly trained specialists to monitor the well being of the child or children.

When parents cannot agree upon what is best for the child in a custody case, the duty may fall upon the court, which will consider 10 factors to determine custody.

Shared Parenting

Parents have the option of shared parenting of their child or children if the court finds that it is in the best interest of the child. There are legal statutes that compel the court to consider additional factors in deciding if shared parenting is best.

The skilled lawyers at DHS are especially well versed and have significant experience navigating the statutes and the courts to advocate for their client’s desires regarding child custody and shared parenting.

Success Stories


The DHS law firm attorneys have produced successful outcomes for many family law clients. Please click here to read about success stories that reflect various family law issues. Perhaps you will see your marital issues reflected in one or more of these brief stories.

Contact Us

Please contact DHS for a confidential consultation with attorney Dougherty or Hanneman or Snedaker. Each is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law. They are three of only 115 attorneys in Ohio who have earned this designation as of January 1, 2013. Less than one-half (1/2) of one (1) percent of all family relations attorneys registered in Ohio has achieved this status!

DHS is located in a safe, convenient northwest Columbus suburb with free on-site parking. The building is west of the intersection of Sawmill Road and Bethel Road. (Bethel Road becomes Hayden Road west of the Sawmill Road intersection.) The offices are in the classic redbrick Northwest Law Offices Building:

  • next to Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant,
  • on the north side of Hayden Road, and
  • east of Riverside Drive (State Route 33).

Then turn onto Donnylane Boulevard from Hayden Road. Then turn right into the parking lot behind the building. The main entrance is at the rear of the building.