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Ohio courts' parenting plans are debated

Dec 09, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

Ideally, couples who are separating or divorcing come up with a parenting-time schedule agreeable to all parties. But when they don't, Ohio judges might turn to their county's standard plans to determine how much time children spend with each parent.

Those standard, or default plans, vary widely by county. And too many of them -- in more than 60 of 88 counties -- reflect outdated approaches that allow the nonresidential parent less than 20 percent of the typical schedule, according to a re...