Portage, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: Is husband responsible for child from a previous relationship? He has solely been her father since age1 & she is now 15

Husband filed for divorce. I received divorce complaint via certified mail. He included the child we had together, but did not include my child from a previous relationship. He has solely taken on the role of her father since she was 1 1/2 yrs old. we resided together for 11 years. He takes both children during his times for visitation.

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David Scott Heier
David Scott Heier
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The father of your 15 year old child is the man who is responsible for her support. Only children born during a marriage are included in a divorce. At least she has a step-father who cares about her enough to include her in his life with your mutual child.

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