Thanks to Ohio state law, Khloé Kardashian reportedly has sole custody of her baby girl. This definitely changes the dynamic amid Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal.
Katie Arthurs, a Cleveland attorney told Hollywoodlife:
“If a child is born to unmarried parents, then under Ohio law, the mother has sole custody. It is then up to the father to file with the court to establish paternity, custody/shared-parenting, and/or visitation rights.”
Although Tristan is considered an “equal” parent under Ohio law, he has to go to court in order to obtain visitation and parenting rights.
However, if Khloé chooses to move back to Los Angeles (which will most likely happen), the laws change. Katie continued:
“A court’s jurisdiction depends on what state is the child’s home state. If a child is born in Ohio, and continues to reside in Ohio, then the father may petition for custody and visitation rights in Ohio. However, if the child moves to another state, and resides in that state for at least six months, then that other state may have jurisdiction over custody.”