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