When the parents of children are living separate and apart from each other, the parent who does not have the children living with them is often granted parenting time with the children, these are considered to be visitation rights.
Parents of children have visitation rights regardless of whether the parents were married or if they were never married. If the parents were never married, the father of the children must take additional steps to have visitation rights of his children.
If the parents were never married, the mother is presumed to be the sole custodian and residential parent of the minor child. The father has no legal relationship with the child until he asks the court for an order establishing a relationship and an order regarding parenting time.
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The Law Office of Jeffery S. Brown provides legal representation in DUI, OVI, traffic violations, criminal defense, felonies, misdemeanors, divorce, dissolution, child custody, visitation, parental rights, paternity, adoption, child support and probate to clients throughout the state of Ohio, including the cities of Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, Medina, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Lakewood, Vermillion, Westlake, and the surrounding communities. Counties include: Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Summit County, and Medina County.