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Q: my x-husband and his mother is keeping my son from me, what do I do?
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Lee Thompson Esq answered on Nov 19, 2014

If you have a visitation that is ordered, then no, they cannot. If they persist in doing so, you need to file an immediate contempt against your former husband(and his mother if she is somehow a party). Seek time to made up and attorney fees as well.

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Q: In Ohio, can an obligee request voluntary termination of a support order?

I do not wish to receive child support any longer

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Lee Thompson Esq answered on Nov 19, 2014

The obligee can but there may be restrictions to consider if any type of public assistance is being received. I typically advise against doing it. If the obligee terminates support, it does not terminate the right of the then obligor to seek and/or exercise parenting time(visitation). Sometimes a... Read more »

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Q: If my spouse signed the divorce agreement and we are waiting for our court date can she still change her mind?
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Lee Thompson Esq answered on Nov 19, 2014

If it is for a dissolution, your spouse can elect not to go to the final hearing. In this case, the court cannot grant a dissolution approving the separation agreement. If this is a divorce question and the agreement was read into the record, it would be difficult for her to simply change her mind.... Read more »

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Q: Can a 17 year old move out of there mothers house if they get to school and keep there grades up in Portage county Ohio?
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Lee Thompson Esq answered on Nov 22, 2014

Always nice to see someone from my home county.

Let's start with by acknowledging the other attorney is correct. Without the consent of your mother, the answer is no. In Ohio, if you were 18, you could move out and live wherever you want. That being said, if your mother is moving, and...
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Q: husband is out of work, wife (working) is suing for divorce, a child involved. Wife has a lawyer. What can husband do?

husband does not want divorce, but cannot get wife to go to counseling, etc. He has written an appeal, but cannot afford a lawyer. Legal services (in Oh) does not do pro bono domestic cases. She is asking for money in spite of having no evidence of his financial or any other kind of abuse.

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Lee Thompson Esq answered on Nov 24, 2014

As noted, you can represent yourself. I can't tell from the question if the case is over or you want to file an appeal to the final decision. Sounds like it may still be pending.

Keep contacting attorneys. You may be able to find one that will work with you on fees. The Supreme Court...
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Q: Which takes priority the legal separation agreement or divorce decree
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Lee Thompson Esq answered on Nov 30, 2014

Question is unclear but as Mr. Heir states, the divorce decree would.

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