If this is your first experience in the Stark County court system, it may be helpful to understand what typically happens in a child custody case. It is important to know the etiquette, expectations and processes so you can advocate for your parental rights.
Contact the court with any questions or concerns regarding your child custody case. There are many local officials who can help you understand and prepare for your proceedings.
The following recommendations can help set you up for success during your child custody case:
For domestic family matters, such as child custody claims, cases are often heard in a small room at Stark County Family Court with very few people present. Your case will be presented in front of a judge – not a jury – and he or she will make the final decision. Custody cases are typically less complicated than criminal court cases and are often decided much more quickly.
The final ruling will come after both parties have presented their side and will be made with the child’s best interests in mind. In the decision, a custodial parent will be named and a visitation schedule will be set for the non-custodial parent. Contact Stark County Family Court to learn more.