Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Ohio Adoption Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: How do I move out at 16

I have a family that wants to take me in my grandfather is abusive and I need to get out of this house what do I have to do to move out so I do not get in trouble. Family that’s wants me to move in will provide me with everthing I need for school cloths and place to live. I just need to know how... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 6, 2018

The family should retain a local family law attorney, review all the facts of the situation, and get advice on how to best go about seeking custody of you in the juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: I’m a dad of 3 girls and i want to get full custody of them. The mom has been absent for 3 years now. In another country

Mom lives in Mexico. I have all 3 girls. Age 6 10 and 11 . I can’t even get them a passport because the mom is gone. I want full legal rights. Also. My girlfriend is willing to adopt them and parent with me. I don’t know where to start

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 4, 2018

If you were not married to her, establish paternity then file for custody. If you are married to her, you can file for divorce and custody. Your girlfriend could not adopt them unless she becomes your wife. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Adoption for Ohio on
Q: Dismissed Ohio Untimely Notice of Appeal- Attorney filed for reconsideration-blamed postal service.

Question: Will the Appellate Court grant this ridiculous Motion for Reconsideration?

Background: Notice of Appeal was two (2) days late. Appellants attorney mailed it on a Friday thinking it would be fine and stamped by the Clerk on Monday. It was delivered on Wednesday. Appellate... Read more »

R. Scott Patterson
R. Scott Patterson answered on May 2, 2018

IS THIS A QUESTION?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Probate for Ohio on
Q: What if the guardians/adopted parents are sociopathic and pry into the adopted child's life?

I have a case that involves these guardians/adopted parents having a history of stealing money, identification papers and copying federal documents that belonged to the child without the child's permission or notification. The child was also unjustly kicked out by their guardian/adopted... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 11, 2018

If the person is no longer a minor, but is still under a guardianship, then the person should go to probate court to seek to have the guardians removed. Once removed or replaced, the person could then also remove their names from all financial accounts and set a credit lock with the credit bureaus... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: My 4 year old son

My ex boyfriend father of my 4 year old son took him out of state of ohio and moved to my without taking it to court to get his rights he is not in birth certificate and now i only get him every over weekend. Can he do that? And i have a 2 year old daughter with him he hasnt been in her life since... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 6, 2018

Your current bf must marry you to be able to adopt. If the ex bf won't return your son, and if there is no court order granting him any parental rights, then contact the police where he is staying, and ask them if they will help you get your son, and if you need to bring anything more than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: About Father rights and adoption

I have full custody of my 1 year old Son . His father doesn't help financially and only calls every now and than . He has sent me a text message saying he was just going to sign his rights away . My boyfriend wants to adopt my Son but cant until my Sons dad sign up his rights . is there away... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 1, 2018

Father cannot sign away his rights. He has a legal obligation to provide support until there is an adoption. You and your bf would have to be married before the adoption could proceed. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles adoptions.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Sibling Adoption Q+A

I am almost 21 years old, I have a job and I am getting ready to move out in may. My younger sister, who is 14, is a homosexual. My parents are extremely religious and when they found out that she was a homosexual, they blocked her off from the world and screamed at her for hours, telling her that... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2018

To get a professional opinion, use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney who handles adoptions to review all the facts, advise you, and assist you with the process. That is the only way to get any answers of value.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a parent move far away taking their kids - while still legally married with no parenting agreement in place?

Asking for my friend: SHe left her wife (in Indiana) to attend law school in Ohio. It was originally temporary to allow her to go to classes, but how has become a permanent separation. There are no divorce papers signed and no parenting agreement in place. She is still a regular presence in their... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 20, 2018

Without a court order for custody, either parent can move with the children, and no permission is required. But the other parent then would have to file with the court to try to sort out the custody issue in a divorce or legal separation. If Ann is going to law school, she should know to talk to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: How to get custody of my two Cousins, after my cousin signed custody over to her husbands parents.

My cousin got into drugs and she eventually signed over custody of her two boys to her husbands parents. The oldest boy isn't his. The Grandparents aren't very nice to the oldest. Since they have received custody they haven't let my side of the family see the boys. I am trying to see... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 20, 2018

Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and advise you what your options are. It depends on an assessment of all the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: parents lost rights to kids had another kid was taken also but now able to get him back is this possible?

Heroin parents( both) lost there rights they were taken away we a doubted 2 of the kids another is with foster parents & there a doubted 3 mo ago she had another Ottawa co. was taking baby they ran to KY she had baby they contacted us to come get baby we did he's went threw withdrawal 2... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 19, 2018

You would have to use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and answer your questions, and advise what steps you can take.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Mother had rights stripped does she have visitation rights or does she have to go to court to get visitation set up.

My boyfriend has custody of his ex's three kids. Only one is his biological the others have different fathers. No visitation was set up by the court that we know of when she got the kids taken from her when deemed unfit. Does she have visitation or does she have to go to court to get... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 15, 2018

The court will specify what visitation she can have. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney to discuss the situation and advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Anyway to fight for custody of a relative child in ohio?

Mother doesn't have full custody..sister has temp custody because CPS pulled kids due to drug use. Mother can have supervised visits. I have child 90% of time. Sister doesn't really want to raise child but I do. Child will be 6 months old i have been getting here since she was 3 weeks... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 5, 2018

A court would review all the facts and circumstances and make a decision on what is in the best interest of the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My fiance wants to adopt my twins, their father is in prison, does he have to sign over his rights for that to happen?
R. Scott Patterson
R. Scott Patterson answered on Jan 20, 2018

You and your fiance must first be married. The natural/biological father's consent is necessary except under limited and specific circumstances as they may exist at the time the Petition for Adoption is filed with the Probate Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Does the court make you provide proof of income and stability to obtain custody of children after the parents die?

My mom is trying to get custody of my niece and nephew their parents died, what does she have to provide to prove she’s able to take care of them? She has no income at all and is reling on living off of the kids SSI checks. I hope this isn’t possible please help! I want to try and get custody... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 16, 2018

Before a court will award custody, the court will require information that the person can provide a suitable home environment, has sufficient income, etc. The court will decide what is in the best interest of the children. If your mother is not able to provide a proper home, contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My mom has custody of my niece and nephew and now wants to sign them over to me. What are the steps to do this?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 20, 2017

The court that granted custody will have to approve that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a family law attorney in the location of the court that granted custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Help! I have a 15yo relative who needs out of her living situation- with unbiological abusive grandma !

It seems to be a dead end, cps isn't doing anything, they are questioning the girl in front of the abuser! We have voice recordings of threats, I am trying to prevent the girl from running away! How do I file for emergency custody in Delaware county oh and protect her at the same time?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 12, 2017

Check out the process and documents to file on the court's web site, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a family law attorney to review all the facts and help you with the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Ohio on
Q: I would like to move in with my brothers and sisters mom. She is not biologically related to me. Is this possible?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 11, 2017

A court would have to allow that. You just can't move in, or their mom and you could get in trouble. If there are problems at home, talk to a school counselor, family member, or other trusted adult.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: How can my dog be put into another county up for adoption.

I lost him on Nov 23rd and today so see he listed on a humane society page for adoption in another county how do I go about reclaiming him

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Dec 7, 2017

Call the humane society, of course. When a dog is lost, the shelters are required to hold the dog for a short period of time and make some effort to locate the owner. But, they are allowed to list them for adoption pretty quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: can my mother take my child to another state and file for custody without me knowing?

My mother took my child to Virginia saying she will bring her back. After getting to Virginia she told me I’ll never see my child again. She came back to Ohio to visit and I went and took my child back from her sisters house, now she’s trying to have me locked up if I don’t give my daughter... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 29, 2017

You need to retain an attorney immediately. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and contact a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: My niece and nephew live in Ohio, I am military and live in Germany currently. Can I get custody of them if parents are

Parents are on drugs, neglectful and don’t have a job. One parent just ODed and is one ICU

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 27, 2017

You'll have to talk to your command about that to find out what is possible.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.