In an Ohio divorce action when there is a contest for the custody of a minor child, the proper standard to be employed by the court is: what arrangement will be in the best interest of the child?' In an action for modification of a custody award the same standard is applicable. A statute provides that one parent is not preferred over the other; however, all other considerations being equal, custody will normally be given to the mother, provided that she is fit.
"Child Custody Contests - Rights of the Father; McDanial v. McDanial,"
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