Joseph Jaap's answer The father would first have to prove paternity with a DNA test, and then file in court seeking parental rights. The court will decide what is in the best interest of the baby. It could grant father rights, but with an infant, it would only be short amounts of time at first. And you should then apply for him to start paying child support. Until the court grants father any rights, mother is the sole custodian, and makes all decisions, and does not have to let anyone else see the infant. Use...
Joseph Jaap's answer There is no such law allowing you to terminate your lease. But you could give landlord a written notice of the problem and then start paying your rent each month on time into escrow with the local court, which can schedule a hearing to determine if landlord has any responsibility to do anything. Check the local court web site for the escrow process.
Joseph Jaap's answer You are 18. An adult. He is a minor, below the age of consent of 16. Depending on what you both do, you could be charged with a criminal act and if convicted, possibly go to jail and be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer When someone dies without a will, these things often happen, and can be very difficult to stop. Probate does not happen automatically. Somebody has to file it with the probate court. Any family member can file with the probate court to be appointed as administrator of the estate. The administrator can then change the locks on the house and exclude others from entering. The administrator then prepares an inventory of all the assets and debts, including the mortgage, and files it with the...
Joseph Jaap's answer You must provide whatever legal documentation that the school district requires for registration. And without proper legal documentation of temporary custody, medical treatment could also be a problem for her.
Joseph Jaap's answer It is not a legal requirement for landlord to do that, but if landlord does not have a lease signed by tenant then landlord can say it is a month to month tenancy, which can be terminated at the end of any month by giving 30 days written notice. Written notice given now would be effective to terminate tenancy on January 31, and if tenant does not leave, then you could file an eviction. Tenant is likely to provide a copy of the lease to avoid that. But if it expires in 2 months in February,...
Joseph Jaap's answer If the lease says they can charge penalties, then they can. Review your lease. If they withhold money from your security deposit because you leave before the end of the month, and you dispute it, you can sue landlord in small claims court to recover the amount withheld, and the court will decide if charging you the penalty was correct, based on what the lease says. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review your lease and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer There isn't much you can do to prevent landlord from towing, other than threatening to sue if they do. If they have the car towed, you will have to pay the tow company to get it back. You could then sue the landlord in small claims court for wrongful towing, and the court will decide if the landlord or you violated the lease. Try to work it out, or find another place to park a vehicle to avoid towing.
Joseph Jaap's answer It could take several weeks, especially over the holidays. Call the child support agency and ask them for an estimate. Don't count on receiving anything until possibly January. It might come sooner, but probably not.
Joseph Jaap's answer A court might have to decide that, depending on how it interprets the somewhat ambiguous language in the lease. If you don't pay, landlord could sue you or deduct from your security deposit. Even if landlord does not sue, landlord could make an adverse entry on your credit record, lowering your credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks.
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer Either of you could file in your state of residency if you meet the time requirements. To file in Ohio, you must be a resident for 6 months, and 90 days in the county in which you file. If you and your spouse agree on everything, and the spouse will cooperate and participate, you can prepare all the documents, get the spouse to sign, and file as a dissolution if your spouse will come for the final hearing, or file it as a divorce if spouse does not intend to come. If there are any assets to...
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact local family law attorneys and find one who can work with you. The court must decide what is in the best interest of your son, based on testimony and evidence presented to the court at the hearing. A lot will depend on what your mother says to the court about you and your current situation. The unpaid child support is a separate issue. You can contact the local child support office to have them try to collect it, and you can file with the court to have...
Joseph Jaap's answer If the house is condemned and you can't live there, that is a breach of lease by the landlord, and it terminates the lease. You can sue landlord for monetary damages in small claims court, such as the cost of moving. Try to work it out with the landlord for you to leave early if landlord won't fix it.
Joseph Jaap's answer If you did not give the full 30 days written notice as required by the lease agreement, then landlord can charge you an extra month rent - and you can remain living there for that extra month. If you leave and don't pay, then landlord can deduct from your security deposit, or sue you, or make an adverse entry on your credit report, lowering your credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks.
Joseph Jaap's answer You disclosed it. It was up to them to inspect. But anyone can sue, so they could do that, or threaten that. If they do, use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local real estate attorney.
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