Ashland, OH asked in Child Custody for Ohio

Q: How can a Child of 11 years old choose to live with his grandparent in the state of Ohio?

Parent continually misleads the child. Places no value on education. Deficient on maintaining healthcare as the child has severe allergies. Does not take the child to scheduled physical and mental appointments as the child suffers from PTSD. Favors younger daughter in all instances. Taunting and belittling in public. Raised in an adult drug and alcohol environment. The grandmother is feverishly working to remove him from this culture. while the child was a baby, children's services were brought in no more than three (3) to no avail.

Childs parents are not married, Father is in prison. Mother has married the best friend of the child's father. The child is failing school and the grandmother has homeschooled the child to prep the child during the summer for the next year. The summer prep has been going on every year of school. The mother refuses to help the grandmother or the child in any way.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Denise Rini Esq
Denise Rini Esq
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The child cannot choose, the Parties can agree or pursuant to 3109.051, a Motion for Legal Custody can be filed in the Juvenile Court where you reside. Any person that has a relationship to the child may file and most jurisdictions have forms on line.

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