Justices: Juvenile court allowed to grant non-relative temporary visitation order

Published: 09/27/2012

A juvenile court has the authority to grant non-relative temporary visitation rights when it deems that doing so is in the best interest of the child involved, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled yesterday.

The 5-2 majority held that a Franklin County juvenile court properly granted Julie Rowell temporary visitation rights during proceedings for shared custody of Julie Smith’s child, whom she helped raise for six years, after their relationship dissolved.

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