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D.M. v. J.D.

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Twelfth District, Fayette

June 5, 2017

D.M., Appellant,
v.
J.D., Appellee.

         APPEAL FROM FAYETTE COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS JUVENILE DIVISION Case No. AD20070490

          Kornman Law Office, LLC, Sharon A. Kornman, for appellant

          Kathryn Janes, for appellee

          OPINION

          PIPER, J.

         {¶ 1} Plaintiff-appellant, D.M. (Mother), appeals a decision of the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, awarding custody of her son to his father, defendant-appellee, J.D. (Father).

         {¶ 2} Mother and Father were not married, and Father's paternity was established by the juvenile court. Mother maintained custody of the child since his birth, but Father moved for custody after his parentage was established. The juvenile court ordered shared parenting, and Mother was designated residential parent for school purposes.

         {¶ 3} Three years later, Father again moved for custody. The juvenile court interviewed the child, held multiple hearings, and eventually awarded custody to Father after finding that a change of circumstances had occurred. Mother now appeals the juvenile court's decision, raising three assignments of error. Because the three assignments of error are interrelated, we will address them together for ease of discussion.

         {¶ 4} Assignment of Error No. 1:

         {¶ 5} THE TRIAL COURT ABUSED ITS DISCRETION IN FINDING A CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

         {¶ 6} Assignment of Error No. 2:

         {¶ 7} THE TRIAL COURT ABUSED ITS DISCRETION FINDING THAT THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD IS SERVED BY GRANTING CUSTODY OF [THE CHILD] TO FATHER.

         {¶ 8} Assignment of Error No. 3:

         {¶ 9} THE TRIAL COURT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH R.C. 3109.04(E)(1)(a) WHEN IT DID NOT WEIGH THE HARM LIKELY TO BE CAUSED BY THE CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT AGAINST THE ADVANTAGES OF THE CHANGE IN ENVIRONMENT TO THE CHILD.

         {¶ 10} Mother argues in her three assignments of error that the juvenile court abused its discretion by ...


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