A family member has been required to pay child support to his ex-wife who has basically cut all ties to her 3 kids. The children live with the father and he provides all needs for them. The mother refuses to support the children at all and instead uses the child support money paid to her on her... View More
If he's paying child support then most likely it is Order or Judgment of the court----please contact a few family law attorneys in your area, set up a consultation and take a copy of Order and Judgment and discuss the pro and cons of going back to Court to change it where the father has...View More
If a child is with the dad from christmas til new years and the mom asks if she can take him on a cruise during that time and he says yes can he later change his mind and keep the child for Christmas and the time he has in the custody papers or since the agreement has been writen down in text does... View More
Technically, it is the court Order that controls where the child where children should be if the parties cannot agree. That being said, having had a written agreement to a one time alteration does complicate the situation. The facts you describe will not likely give you the ability to successfully...View More
The report was made a month ago. I have an ongoing custody battle with my ex. I was never questioned or investigated. The allegations were unfounded. However, the board of DD still shared the report with the guardian ad litem and it will be mentioned in court and detrimental to my case. I did not... View More
This question is missing some critical details neccessary to answer it fully. Has discovery been conducted? Was it conducted by an attorney for this person? If the questioner has hired counsel this is a question for that attorney. Also it is crucial to know whether or not this is a dependency...View More
Obviously, it's an abuse of process to swear out of false affidavit. Unfortunately, It is nearly impossible to get law enforcement to charge someone when it is connected to alleged domestic violence. Also, unfortunately for your brother, unless there are temporary orders in place regarding...View More
Your rights are going to depend on your marital status with the mother. If you and mother were married, your rights are identical to hers. If you and mother are not married however. You ought to file a motion to establish your custody over the children. You may do this either petitioning the court...View More
If he filed a pleading and you've responded, the court will set it for a hearing. At that preliminary hearing, and if he shows up, you should make it known to the judge on the record that you believe the address he used to file is not correct, and order him to produce his correct address right...View More
I am working on graduating high school early and plan to attend college afterward at the age of 16. The college I want to go to is in California and I live in Ohio with my guardian. How would it work for me to attend college out of state without my guardian being able to move?
You will want to confer with a California family law attorney as well. Have you identified with whom you would reside while attending college there? You will need to also hire an attorney in the county that granted custody to your present guardian. This is a novel question that will require any...View More
My son's dad and I have a custody agreement where he has physical custody and some things were said. The girlfriend of my son's dad said we're going to get me for defamation of character Because my son said something to me and I didn't tell them that he told me. Now they're... View More
Your rights and responsibilities should be spelled out in your parenting plan and/or Order setting out your custody agreement. I doubt it contains an ability of one parent to cut off communications from the child to the other parent. More likely, it contains a right of the child to have frequent...View More
I have full rights. They have no rights to her as far as guardianship goes. I do not live with them as we do not get along or see eye to eye so I live in Vandalia. But now I cannot contact my child and I am very scared.
That is actual kidnapping. Have you made a police report? Are there any arguments on your parents’ side regarding the well-being of the child while in your care? You should speak with a custody attorney right away.
I have an agreed judgement entry that defines my ex’s visitation. We went to court to modify it with a new agreed judgement entry. It was not signed by the magistrate or us because there are issues with it. However I expected it to be edited and gave him his modified weekend with the kids. 2... View More
The only entry that can be enforced is one signed by the Judge and filed with the court. Anything that has not been filed is invalid. In some instances a signed copy is filed with the court and unsigned copies are time stamped at the same time as "service" copies which are for...View More
I moved to Ohio in September.. Ohio is my home of record. I recently got out of the military. My daughter was born in Virginia. Her father resides in Virginia. If he takes me to court will I have to go back to Virginia? Can I take him to court in Ohio?
Ohio adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act many years ago. This means that in order for Ohio to have jurisdiction regarding your daughter, she needs to reside here for at least six months and in one county for at least 90 days. You may file next spring according to...View More
i got child march 22 2023 , was given care may 1 2023 wanted tempory custody to get assistance.
i did not want paid just needed money to care for him , when i told them you need to help me with that they came took him put in fostor...what can i do mother is granddaughter and is blaming me... View More
Most likely not. These facts do not seem to imply that the Caseworker disclosed something about a child to other than the Court, agency counsel, or the agency. That is the only confidence that is owed within a dependency and neglect case.
I was rescent arrested do to my soon to be ex husband falsely told police I hit him. When he was the one who attacked me. He new the police on the screen. They didn't read me my rights and said it wasn't necessary. Refused my phone call. Then would let me reach out to my lgbtq advocated... View More
In Ohio, as in the rest of the United States, the Miranda warning is a legal safeguard designed to protect an individual's Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. If a law enforcement officer fails to provide a Miranda warning before a custodial interrogation, the primary legal...View More
Hi, I had a simple question about claiming my daughter on my taxes. I have been her sole guardian since May 2021 when child support stopped. I am also on three of her college loans and make monthly payments on all of them. I provide her with all essentials such as room/board, toiletries, food,... View More
If your daughter has her own income by which she's paying taxes, you can claim her on your own tax return but will also need to acknowledge the income she's receiving. It will be imputed as income to your household for the purposes of tax assessment. Simply paying on her loans does not...View More
I have my four grandchildren. I had emergency custody but can't get full custody because I can't get any of the parents served, I don't have addresses for them, they either live in drug houses or are homeless. I need legal help desperately
My kids have been in custody for 6 months. All case plan requirements have been met. I am continuously getting the run around. No one will give me straight answers. In the six months they are now in their second foster home. In the time they have been there, all three kids are now failing all their... View More
The specific language of the parenting plan is what will control. You need to review this with your attorney. This is a general information forum. It is no substitute for the advice and guidance of a lawyer reviewing the orders and agreements in your specific case.
The mother and father have joint custody. There is nothing written into their custody agreement about stepparent rights. Only that mother and father have the right to be at appointments. Can my husband sign a paper saying I’m allowed to attend the appointments? Or is that unnecessary?
You would definitely not be able to attend without some written permission from at least one parent. Given the circumstances outlined above Mother may still object. Is there a reason Father cannot attend? Generally, stepparents may only attend these kinds of appointments if specific instances.
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