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Q: What constitutes as being totally incapable of providing support and care for children?

A magistrate in Ohio determined someone I know to be totally incapable of providing support and care of a child but nothing in the findings of facts references any law pertaining to this.

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Q: My ex has an ex parte cpo involving kids that due to late service was delayed 2 mo. How to expedite or allow phone call?

I cant afford a lawyer at the moment. I know your first answer will be contact a lawyer. I did a decent job during our divorce filing everything myself and came out ahead or at least at what I was asking. I just need to know what motion to file that will either expedite the hearing since 2mo is too... View More

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Q: I need help trying to get visitation for my 2 daughters, I don’t have a lot of money, and I’m trying to get help
Nicholas P. Weiss
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answered on May 2, 2024

Visitation and parenting time is a pretty low bar to clear. Unless you have serious background issues (drug addiction, violent crime, child endangerment) you have a good chance of getting temporary parenting time and a parenting plan in place even without counsel. Portage juvenile court has some... View More

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Q: How to formally inform child welfare court that both parents moved states?

Married parents are pro se defendants regarding a child welfare case that moved states because the barrier to obtain secure and maintain stable housing. This was due to the tort harassment events by government agencies, community servicing organizations, and the courts that assign hopeful people to... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 1, 2024

You should file a Notice of Change of Address with the court giving the court your new physical address, mailing address (if different), telephone number, and email address.

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Q: Can a custody lawyer sign his clients name on legal court documents?

Can a lawyer sign a sworn affidavit for a client?

I got emergency custody paperwork from the court and they sent two sets of papers. Well I got to looking at my ex’s signature on the paperwork and there is two signatures one is 100% not hers. It looks like her lawyer tried to copy her... View More

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answered on May 2, 2024

Answer to your immediate question: No.

Answer to your unasked question; do not make this a thing. She is going to say that is her signature and there is not going to be anything you can do about it because notarization is there to protect the signor. Respond to the emergency custody...
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Q: My son’s grand parents have custodial rights of him. I’m ordered to pay support. They used my income and his moms. Why?

Why didn’t they use my income and his grandparents. Also I have proof his grandfather manipulated him into doing bad things to get me to send him back to them.

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Q: Hello, How much is a custody battle cost?

My daughter is married and has been separated for quite some time. She and my son in law had an agreement with custody. He has decided to not give my grandsons back. He said he is keeping them. How can this happen?

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Q: I am a single unwed mother. Can I ensure no visitation due to lack of contact even though I receive child support?
Nicholas P. Weiss
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answered on Apr 23, 2024

If there is no custody order, and unmarried father in Ohio has no parental rights. That said, it is extremely unlikely that you would be able to prevent the father from getting parenting time if he sought a court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: I have parenting issue with ex spouse with mental illness. He was been non compliant . He wants to modify the agreement.

When he doesn't agree with we agreed to, he's constantly is wanting to change things. We both are supposed to have an ROR, which includes talking to the psychiatrist and or doctors. I agreed to be transparent about my medical health, even though i do not have any psychotic disorders. He... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Apr 11, 2024

I don't see a specific question here. It sounds like you may wish to either file a motion to enforce your present agreement, or in the alternative terminate your agreement in favor of you having custody reserving visitation to the other parent. It sounds like you may wish to have a Guardian ad... View More

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Q: Where can I get a probono lawyer? also if my case just ended am I able to now file a new case in a different county ?
Nicholas P. Weiss
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answered on Apr 8, 2024

There is not enough information here to answer your questions. Assuming that this is a custody issue in fairfield, ohio, jurisdiction follows where the children reside, so you would have to file any custody action there. In addition, courts will not allow you to relitigate custody actions unless... View More

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Q: Is it legal for an ex to use my Facebook password to access my messenger messages

I shared my Facebook password with my son and his mother used it to login to my personal messenger account and read my messages between me and my family and friends and is trying to use them against me to take away my shared parenting is this legal

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Though she may have "hacked" your account, there is nothing private about private facebook messages. All of those are routinely subpoenaed in custody proceedings and are discoverable information, particularly if they relate to the kids themselves.

You should take some solace...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Internet Law and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If I share my Facebook login with my son in a text message does that give my ex wife permission to login to messenger

She logged into my messenger account and read my personal messages and now is trying to use them against me to take away my shared parenting.

The messages are not to and from my son she used my sons old phone to obtain my personal password for my private messenger account and she logged... View More

Nicholas P. Weiss
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answered on Apr 8, 2024

No, it doesn't give her permission.

On the other hand, though she may have "hacked" your account, there is nothing private about private facebook messages. All of those are routinely subpoenaed in custody proceedings and are discoverable information, particularly if they...
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Q: If I share my Facebook login with my son in a text message does that give my ex wife permission to login to messenger

She logged into my messenger account and read my personal messages and now is trying to use them against me to take away my shared parenting.

The messages are not to and from my son she used my sons old phone to obtain my personal password for my private messenger account and she logged... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Apr 7, 2024

Your messages to and from your son are both discoverable and likely admissible. At the very least, a guardian ad litem would be able to consider them as part of preparing recommendations to the court.

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Q: If a 14 yr d wants to go live with one parent over another parent during a dissolution. Can that parent get full custody
Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Apr 2, 2024

Parties to a dissolution in Ohio must agree on all aspects of the dissolution or they cannot file for dissolution. When children are involved the parties must agree on custody, parenting time, child support and any other relevant issue concerning the children to have a dissolution. When parties are... View More

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Q: I am getting ready to file for a dissolution. Our truck is a lease in my name only. Who's truck is it?
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Apr 2, 2024

The truck belongs to the dealership or whichever lender has the actual title to it. It is a monthly expense to whoever is paying on it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: My lawyer said something to me and will not explain, we are independancy. "They are going to give mother"---ship" its-

Like remand. but you guys are married.

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Mar 31, 2024

This question doesn't really contain enough facts for one to even answer generally. I recommend that you write your attorney and explain that you don't understand. For the attorney to explain it again, but do so in writing so there is something to point to if for some reason you make a... View More

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Q: Can i move states with my child without the fathers permission?

My childs father does not have sole custody and he does have to pay child support. There is no custody or visitation order through court but i do let him see his son on the weekends if hes not busy so its not a guaranteed every weekend. He is on the birth certificate so he is the established... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Mar 30, 2024

If there truly is no custody order, parenting plan or visitation order on the record, and assuming you and father were never married, you may move. He has the right to file a motion to establish his rights however. You would be best served by investing in an attorney in the county in which you... View More

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Q: My wife had multiple allegations of drug abuse cop showed up CPS showed up we didn't answer the door got their card

Called them back they said an appointment else for the community take a drug test we went in took a mouth swab we told him THC would be the only thing and that the allegations will be over with now they're telling me they want to talk to my kids and see my home the allegations were made were... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Mar 28, 2024

They cannot compel you or your kids to talk with them. The risk you run is that they will construe everything that occurs from that point afterwards with an eye towards your being uncooperative. It will not stop them from having increased scrutiny upon you, and talking to everyone you know and all... View More

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