If you are the biological father of a child, you are legally obligated to help support that child until it reaches the age of 18 and graduates from high school. It does not matter if you have any parental rights, or what those rights might look like, the law allows her to pursue...Read more »
I am the legal custodian of a 6 year old. Biological parents are not in Ohio they live 4 hours away in PA. They have a court order for visitation at their residence the first weekend of the month. I'm worried at the distance and because my husband is at higher risk and we have no idea or way to... Read more »
My ex lives in Kentucky and I live in Ohio. We have court ordered visitation but due to the pandemic and the stay at home order, I do not think my child should travel from Ohio to Kentucky for visitation especially when her stepmom is a nurse and is likely exposed to COVID-19 already.
You can be held in contempt. The stay at home order and the pandemic restrictions DO NOT negate court ordered visitation. Travel related to custody exchanges is deemed essential travel and thus is allowed under the current public health changes.
I suggest trying to discuss your concerns...Read more »
My sons father works in a hospital, the grandmother in the home has returned from Washington state, along with her 2 other grand children, my son has been forced to stay with his aunt outside the home who then sent him to an out of the home babysitter. My son has asthma and epilepsy. Rendering him... Read more »
The short answer is: No, you cannot refuse visitation. The stay at home order does not change the visitation/custody order you have. If you fail to follow the court order you have, you could be in contempt.
The stay at home order in place in Ohio currently does not supersede valid custody/visitation orders in place. If you refuse to allow the mother her court ordered time, you could be found in contempt of court and subject to fines, attorney fees and possibly even...Read more »
My ex has me followed by private companies and has for over 2 yrs how can I stop him? At this point I am just tired of living like this, he is very controlling and if he doesn't get what he wants he won't stop until he does! He rips my son from my life over and over again with crazy allegations I... Read more »
One option you have is to petition the court to terminate the shared parenting. Under Ohio law, there are some baseline factors courts need to evaluate to to determine if shared parenting is proper. Those factors include many things such as ability to cooperate for the child's best interest, etc....Read more »
Holding you and preventing you from continuing on your way or returning home would require the officer to either detain or arrest you. They cannot simply deny your right to return home without legal justification that is sufficient to trump your constitutional rights.
A lot of times, courts won't put a case in the system for a non-mandatory traffic tickets until the initial court date on the ticket occurs. That is because they don't want to waste time adding it to the docket if the accused is just going to pay the ticket online or over the phone.
I am 69 years old and get social security survivor benefits for my daughter. I provide her mother with $300/month and pay all my daughter extra activities fees out of the survivor benefits. What should I be prepared for if the plan is broken? I'm contesting the change on the basis my daughter had... Read more »
In Ohio, whomever has custody of a child has the right to have that child live with them and in fact is legally responsible for their well being and care. If your mother was never granted formal custody, then she likely does not have any legal right to stop you from moving your daughter back in...Read more »
My boyfriend and his ex wife have no custody agreement yet. Can she keep me from watching the kids by myself at my boyfriends and I home? If she comes to the house while I am watching them alone does she have the right to take them?
First, if your boyfriend and his ex are officially divorced, then they would have to have a custody agreement in place. No court in Ohio would sign off on a divorce with children involved without there being a custody arrangement.
Second, if the divorce is still going on and that is why...Read more »
You cannot evict a biological child in Ohio before they are 18 AND graduated from high school. However, you can press charges against him for any criminal activity he undertakes. You also have the option to pursue a delinquency action through the juvenile court for his behavior.
Getting custody of the child will be extremely difficult. In Ohio, unmarried biological mothers automatically get all of the custody rights to a child until a court decides otherwise. This means you will have to go through a custody proceeding in juvenile court to attempt to get custody. However,...Read more »
If you are 18 years old, in Ohio you are legally an adult and can go to and live wherever you want. However, as an adult, your family members are not legally obligated to support you or anyone else if they disagree with your decision.
Your question does not mention school. If you are 18...Read more »
It depends on the goal you would like to achieve. If your divorce decree grants you custody of the children and your ex-husband set visitation, then there really isn't anyway to force him to spend time with the children. The court will not make him use his visitation. No court is going to force a...Read more »
If you do not have custody through a court, then technically no your son cannot just choose to live with you without court action. What path you take next depends on what has already occurred. If you and your son's mother were never married and never went to court, then in Ohio she has all of the...Read more »
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