What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? OHIO
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Ohio
I specifically read a thread that stated "Ohio has a presumption of SHARED parenting. You need to state that she has no court ordered custody and due to the marriage you two have EQUAL custody" from Ohiogal.
I am currently in the divorce process in Delaware county..I have submitted a shared parenting plan for my two daughters 5 and 7, the temp orders of the Magistrate were status queue which was Sun from 1:00pm to Tuesday AM and then every other Fri Sat night. Its not 50% overnights, but I figured I got Sunday from 1:00 so I gave her an extra night every two weeks. My plan asks for a Mon, Tues..Wed Thurs split with alternating weekends. My wife is fighting me on this, I believe to allow for additional support from me. regardless of all this, we are both good parents, we both reside in nice houses in good neighborhoods. I have always participated in all their sports and school functions I have never missed a parent teacher conference or a first day of school, all soccer games and practices, dance recitals, Dad and Daughter breakfasts..you name it im there.
I am very concerned about the potential for gender bias? Also, she requested a GAL, and since her hometown attorney knows her (GAL) Im even more concerned that I'm going to lose time with my daughters. I had a little hope when OhioGal said there is a presumption of shared parenting in ohio..does this mean she would have to prove its not in the girls best interest to be with me half the time?
And yes I have retained council and he is very experienced in family law, but my personality requires my own validation and research.. I will trust no one individual to make decisions about my daughters or my life.
Feel free to hammer me with whatever questions would be relevent.