Bonfield Co-Custody Agreements

Columbus, Ohio Co-Custody Attorneys

When children are born outside the marriage to a same-sex couple, Co-Custody Agreements are one way to ensure the rights of a non-biological parent are protected. In the case of In re Bonfield, the Ohio courts ruled that a non-biological parent can establish custodial rights. This requires a written agreement between the biological and non-biological parent, which is then filed with the Juvenile Court. It ensures that, in the event the relationship breaks down, the non-biological parent’s custodial rights are protected.

The Co-Custody Agreement should be specific and outline that the biological parent is relinquishing sole custody in favor of joint custody with the other parent. In order ensure that this is done properly, it is essential that you consult with a competent attorney who can make sure all the bases are covered. Or if you find yourself in litigation over whether custodial rights were relinquished, you will need the help of an attorney who understands the laws as they relate to the LGBT community.

If you need to consult with an attorney, give our office a call at (614) 567-3031. One of our attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your situation. If you hire our office to represent you, you will be credited the cost of the initial consultation toward your legal fees.