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Change of Custody versus Change of Visitation- Different Standards and Why You Should Know the Difference

It is an often misunderstood nuance in Ohio family law.

In 1999, the Ohio Supreme Court held in Braatz v. Braatz, that whereas one is required to show a change of circumstances in order to modify a custody determination, a chance of circumstances need not be shown to modify visitation.

Let’s break this down.  Involvement in a child’s life can be divided into two parts, decision making and time. Custody is a term that refers to who is legally entitled to make decisions regarding the care of a child.  When parents are married, both parents are considered custodians of minor children of the marriage… Read the rest