The attorneys at DeSanto Law Firm provide skilled advocacy, dedication and accessibility to our clients in and around Canfield, Youngstown, Boardman, Austintown and Poland. With more than 65 years of combined legal experience, we handle primarily family law matters, including divorce, child custody and child support issues. To speak with a lawyer at the firm contact us online or by calling 330-702-8800.
Canfield Child Visitation Lawyer
Child custody, support and visitation are some of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Every parent wants to ensure the safety, happiness and stability of his or her child. Following a divorce, dissolution or separation, if a shared parenting plan was not decided upon, decisions regarding visitation rights will need to be made in order to allow both parents to see the child, unless the court decides it would not be in the child's best interest to see the parent who does not have custody. Visitation decisions are based on factors like the history of the parent-child relationship, the geographical location of the parent, the age of the child, the mental and physical health of all parties and more.
Even if visitation is denied to the noncustodial parent, he or she is still required to pay child support. Child support costs are considered children's rights, as they help cover basic expenses including food, clothing and shelter. In addition, support payments contribute to costs associated with medical treatment, education, entertainment and extracurricular activities. Factors that are taken into account when payments are calculated include the income of each parent, the costs of day care, if any, for the child, the cost of health insurance and the age of the child.
Making the Legal Process as Easy as Possible for You
At DeSanto Law Firm we have the knowledge and experience to handle all elements associated with a divorce. Our goal is to make the legal process as easy as possible for you as we work to meet your goals. Our office is conveniently located in Canfield, Ohio on Boardman-Canfield Road and our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To speak with a Youngstown child support lawyer contact us online or by calling 330-702-8800.