Grandparents, Family Companionship Rights & Stepparent Adoption

Frantz Ward assists grandparents and other relatives to obtain visitation and other rights through domestic relations and juvenile courts. Under Ohio law, grandparents and other relatives may be eligible for court ordered visitation rights within the divorce or post-divorce proceedings.
When parents cannot care for a minor child due to their incapacity, including disabilities, drugs, or other circumstances, we guide grandparents and other relatives through the guardianship application process to become the child’s legal custodian during his or her minority. As the legal guardian, the applicant can make decisions, authorize healthcare, ensure education enrollment, and protect financial interests.

Stepparent and inter-family adoptions are often complex and require extensive paperwork. We have thorough knowledge of the adoption process and can help families formalize their parenting relationships legally.
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