I have custody of a friend from high schools 2 children, she is on drugs and I couldn’t let them go into foster Care. I also have 1 child of my own who is 6. I got the first one when he was 4 months old, he is now 3 but has had a relationship with his mom the entire time, she gave birth again to... Read more »
I live in celina ohio my wife currently keeps the kids from me for long periods of time like hides for no reason. She currently moved out of this trailer and her neighbors said a bunch of crazy things about her and what happened when she lived there but any ways. There is No court custody agreement... Read more »
If there is no court order for custody, then each married parent has equal rights to the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review your situation and advise you of your options.
We are not married so my name is not on the paperwork, but for the better half of 3 years I have been their mom. They call me mom. I am the only one who works, he lives off the money the state provides him. I am the one who does 90% of everything for those boys. My boyfriend and I are not working... Read more »
Unfortunately, you currently have no legal standing in relation to those boys. If your boyfriend is unfit, you could petition to have him removed as guardian and you be appointed their guardian instead. Otherwise, if you and he separate, he would determine when and if you can continue to spend...Read more »
Niece is 12 years old, mother had her in highschool, they live in Ohio, father is in Tennessee and they have never been married. He never fought for custody. Niece wants to live with Dad. How old does she have to be to request this and gain permission? Father wants her.
Niece doesn't get to decide. If a court has not granted father any parental rights, then her mother has sole legal custody, and she gets to make all parental decisions. Father could file for parental rights, and the court would then decide what is in the best interest of the child. Father should...Read more »
My parents fought for the adoption because I was an ex drug addict and they thought i was still using when i wasnt.. I have been clean for 2 and a half years now and would be absolutely willing to take a drug test to prove that. My daughter is almost 4 years old. My mother gave me no option but to... Read more »
That question is much too complicated to answer on-line. You will need to retain an attorney to review all the facts and circumstances, and advise you what actions you would have to take. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney.
I have 2 girls by a man I never married they are 10 and 11. He bas been in jail and on drugs very recently. I was told that by his mother. He has not seen talked to or paid child support for them in a year. I am now married and he has been Financially supporting them and me as well as our child... Read more »
My husband's parents are very toxic and mean to our children. When I look up information on grandparents rights in Ohio it says that if the parents are married/home is intact, that grandparents have no legal rights. Is this true? Does this also hold true in step-parent adoptions? Or could they... Read more »
Talk to the probate court and review the forms and procedures for adoption on the court's web site. The biological father would have to consent. You probably will need an attorney to assist you with the process. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles adoptions.
The kids are close enough to me they are family and they know that. They father has no job or license same with the mother when the mother had them they are going from place to place to find a place to stay the night and the kids are covered in dirt and bed bug bites. The kids come back with diaper... Read more »
what are her rights? The mother also said she was changing the locks. Now she is telling her if she doesn't come home she is calling he cops. What do we do? We are willing to take her and do w/e legally so she can stay with us.
I have a family that wants to take me in my grandfather is abusive and I need to get out of this house what do I have to do to move out so I do not get in trouble. Family that’s wants me to move in will provide me with everthing I need for school cloths and place to live. I just need to know how... Read more »
Mom lives in Mexico. I have all 3 girls. Age 6 10 and 11 . I can’t even get them a passport because the mom is gone. I want full legal rights. Also. My girlfriend is willing to adopt them and parent with me. I don’t know where to start
If you were not married to her, establish paternity then file for custody. If you are married to her, you can file for divorce and custody. Your girlfriend could not adopt them unless she becomes your wife. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you.
Question: Will the Appellate Court grant this ridiculous Motion for Reconsideration?
Background: Notice of Appeal was two (2) days late. Appellants attorney mailed it on a Friday thinking it would be fine and stamped by the Clerk on Monday. It was delivered on Wednesday. Appellate... Read more »
I have a case that involves these guardians/adopted parents having a history of stealing money, identification papers and copying federal documents that belonged to the child without the child's permission or notification. The child was also unjustly kicked out by their guardian/adopted parents... Read more »
If the person is no longer a minor, but is still under a guardianship, then the person should go to probate court to seek to have the guardians removed. Once removed or replaced, the person could then also remove their names from all financial accounts and set a credit lock with the credit bureaus...Read more »
My ex boyfriend father of my 4 year old son took him out of state of ohio and moved to my without taking it to court to get his rights he is not in birth certificate and now i only get him every over weekend. Can he do that? And i have a 2 year old daughter with him he hasnt been in her life since... Read more »
Your current bf must marry you to be able to adopt. If the ex bf won't return your son, and if there is no court order granting him any parental rights, then contact the police where he is staying, and ask them if they will help you get your son, and if you need to bring anything more than the...Read more »
I have full custody of my 1 year old Son . His father doesn't help financially and only calls every now and than . He has sent me a text message saying he was just going to sign his rights away . My boyfriend wants to adopt my Son but cant until my Sons dad sign up his rights . is there away around... Read more »
Father cannot sign away his rights. He has a legal obligation to provide support until there is an adoption. You and your bf would have to be married before the adoption could proceed. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles adoptions.
I am almost 21 years old, I have a job and I am getting ready to move out in may. My younger sister, who is 14, is a homosexual. My parents are extremely religious and when they found out that she was a homosexual, they blocked her off from the world and screamed at her for hours, telling her that... Read more »
To get a professional opinion, use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney who handles adoptions to review all the facts, advise you, and assist you with the process. That is the only way to get any answers of value.
Asking for my friend: SHe left her wife (in Indiana) to attend law school in Ohio. It was originally temporary to allow her to go to classes, but how has become a permanent separation. There are no divorce papers signed and no parenting agreement in place. She is still a regular presence in their... Read more »
Without a court order for custody, either parent can move with the children, and no permission is required. But the other parent then would have to file with the court to try to sort out the custody issue in a divorce or legal separation. If Ann is going to law school, she should know to talk to...Read more »
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