Q: What county should you file a complain for parentage in ?
My fiancé has two boys. He wasn’t married to their mom. He has a child support order in summit county. He’s on their birth certificates , he’s had parenting time with them bi weekly since they were born. Their mom sometimes will withhold visits and he can’t access their medical records or school records so he wants to legalize his rights with the courts. We have the paperwork filled out called a complain for parentage .
My question is should he file with stark county where the boys currently live or summit where the child support is ordered, the boys were born and my fiancé lives now. It’s a 420 filing fee so we don’t want to file with the wrong county.
A: If there is a child support order then you do not need to file a complaint for parentage. You need to file a complaint for visitation or custody. You should file it in the county where the children reside.
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