Custody and child support are held in separate proceedings. If you are still at the administrative level, which I suspect you are if you filed objections, then CSEA has very little wiggle room on child support calculations. Typically you would seek to have the order adopted by the Juvenile court...Read more »
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.042 an unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. This means that the...Read more »
My daughter's dad didn't want anything to do with her and didn't want anyone to know he had a child with me until there was a court order to prove that she was his now he wants to see her by himself without anyone there for more than a couple of hrs, he has seen her only a total of... Read more »
In Ohio, when parents are unmarried, the mother is the residential parent and legal custodian of the minor child until there a court order stating otherwise. The mother has the say if she wishes to grant the Father parenting time. The Father will need to file papers in court to allocate parental...Read more »
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3119.07 If the parents have split parental rights and responsibilities, the child support obligations of the parents shall be offset, and the court shall issue a child support order requiring the parent with the larger child support obligation to pay the net amount...Read more »
When the mother and I established paternity she refused child support I supported her financially since my son was born but we are at a point where we just don't get along anymore so I filed to pay child support. Can she still get back paid child support from when my son was born? I don't... Read more »
A request for back child support must be made in advance. The parties are entitled to a trial for the court to decide if they cannot agree to settle the issue. At a court trial the parties can enter their testimony and provide evidence to the court concerning any reasons why the opposing party...Read more »
I have a received a letter stating garnishment of wages for child support. I do not owe child support but do owe an admin fee. The letter sent to my employer claims the garnishment is for child support. This is from the Hamilton county child support agency. I have called several times and have... Read more »
I have had both of my children ripped from underneath me. I pay child support for one and they left the state and I have no clue where she is. My son had an incident last year with his mother where children services were called on her and nothing was done and now she has moved out of state. I feel... Read more »
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus may be able to help. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) exists to provide free assistance and guidance to those attempting to navigate our complex legal system. In order to qualify for free services at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, you must meet income...Read more »
I pay child support biweekly. I was on STD and got behind but paid cash to cover the back amount plus the current month to get my balance to $0. My employer continues to take the adjusted amount out of my paycheck even though I have provided documentation that I am not behind on support. I’ve... Read more »
In the state of Ohio, Cash payments made directly to a parent instead of the Child Support Enforcement Agency is considered a gift. The parties can file an agreed motion and order to reduce child support by the amount of the cash gift and file it with the court for a judge's signature. The...Read more »
His unpredictable behaviors are escalating, now having people over 4 nights a week, until 2am most times. I am a professional with a demanding schedule and will need a nanny afterwards. I'm very on edge lately not sleeping, worrying about the safety of myself and... Read more »
There are situations where the parties will need help from the court to make decisions about the marital home and marital property at the very beginning of the Divorce case. Courts in Ohio use temporary orders to give the parties a set of rules which they must follow while the Divorce case is...Read more »
There is a separate case for each child in Ohio when the parents are unmarried. However parents can ask the court to combine the cases for purposes of hearings and calculations if the parties are the biological parents of the children.
My husband is being non cooperative, he controls all the money, basically lives in another state comes home for 3 days out of a month! Leaves all the responsibilities of our 3 children on me, doesn’t spend any time with them or me, I ask that we sit down and discuss the matter of separating or... Read more »
If he won't cooperate, then you will have to get an attorney and do the divorce yourself. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to some local family law attorneys and then hire one to represent you through the divorce process and to answer questions about custody, child support, spousal support,...Read more »
We're trying to do this without a lawyer. We agreed on everything already, will be splitting time with children equally. She doesn't want child support so do we have to fill out the paperwork for child support in the shared parenting plan section?
The court requires all the forms to be completed and submitted. You are making a mistake if you do it without an attorney. Yes, there are some legal fees involved, perhaps a few hundred if you both agree on everything, but if you make a mistake in what you are doing, it could be much more...Read more »
i dont have income coming in right as now but i just started a new job and will soon. my children's father thinks him and his girlfriends kids are more important then taking care of our kids. i just need legal need to get full custody and get him on child support. we agreed on a certain amount... Read more »
Ohio does not allow a minor to seek emancipation, so talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. Emancipation cannot be accomplished by an act of the child alone. Emancipation is generally through the act of the child's parents regarding terminating child...Read more »
Contact your local juvenile court and ask for the form you need to file for parental rights, or check the court's web site. But the court people can't offer much help -- they can't offer legal advice. So if you don't do it correctly, you are not likely to succeed. So to...Read more »
I had a short fling with an old friend, found out he had an extensive criminal record, that includes DV, and drug use and multiple thefts.He’s threatened to come to my house if I didn’t answer the phone. I tried co parenting but when he found out I was getting my conceal carry he said if I did... Read more »
If you were not married to him, and a court has not granted him any parental rights to your child, then he has none, and as the mother, you have sole legal custody and decide who gets to spend time with your child, or can prohibit all contact. You could initiate action to have him pay child...Read more »
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