Put simply, if someone besides a parent wishes to assume custody of a child, a process referred to as third-party custody must be followed. This process can seem intimidating at first, but an experienced Third-Party Custody Lawyer can guide you through from start to finish.

Handling Complex Custody Matters

Third-Party Custody LawyerAt the law offices of Paul Panico, our Columbus third-party custody lawyer has the experience necessary to guide clients through even the most complex proceedings. Third-party or nonparental custody can be challenging from locating the biological parents, to the termination of parental rights. Contact us to learn how we can guide you through the custody process to a successful conclusion.

Protecting Children’s Best Interests

Most often, third parties refer to relatives such as an uncle, aunt or the grandparents of a child in need. Occasionally, though, third-party custody can be pursued by individuals other than blood relatives. Godparents, for example, close neighbors or other caregivers can petition for custodial rights. If there is a substantial enough relationship, it is possible for anybody to get custody.

When children are in a harmful or at-risk situation, the courts will make every attempt to ensure that the child is taken care of. We understand the factors that the courts examine, and we can develop an effective strategy for your case through attention to detail and thorough preparation.

Contact Our Upper Arlington Custody Lawyer

Contact our firm to discuss your unique situation during a free consultation. We are prepared to address your concerns and make the legal process as smooth as possible for you. If you live in central Ohio and cannot travel to our office, our Third-Party Custody Lawyer can come to you.