Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer in Akron, Ohio

Responsive and Results-Oriented Representation in Northeast Ohio

If you are like most people involved in a divorce, your primary concern is access to your children. Though you always want to put your children’s best interests first, you want to resolve your legal disputes in ways that still allow you to see your children and enjoy a meaningful relationship with them. Uncertainty over custody and visitation can lead to fear and anxiety. You want an experienced attorney to calm your fears, help you understand your options and provide you with a realistic assessment of the outcome of your case.

At the law offices of James E. Brightbill, in Akron, we are always available to answer your questions and provide you with sound legal advice about child custody and visitation, regardless of where you are in the process. Contact our offices online or call 330-374-0300 for a free 30 minute consultation.

At our offices, we focus on results, not on conflict, always working to resolve your legal problems as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Although we have the experience to take your case to trial, we will pursue a negotiated settlement, if doing so is in your best interests.

In Ohio, the court gives priority to the best interests of the children when making determinations of custody and visitation. Among the factors the court considers are

  • Which parent will be most likely to facilitate visitation
  • Which parent has historically provided most of the nurturing to the child
  • Which parent will best be able to meet the emotional needs of the child

When evaluating these factors, the court will consider whether there should be a sole residential parent or whether shared parenting is in the best interests of the child.


At the offices of James E. Brightbill, we advocate for men and women at all stages of a custody or visitation dispute, from the determination of temporary arrangements upon the filing of a divorce complaint through post-judgment motions for modification or enforcement. We have specialized training in high conflict divorce cases.  Mr. Brightbill has served as a guardian ad litem in Summit County, ensuring that the decisions of the court are in the best interests of children.

For timely and economical resolutions to your child custody and visitation problems, contact us to set up a free 30 minute initial consultation. Our offices are open from 9:00 am until 4 pm, Monday through Friday and evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We offer payment plans and accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.