Father filed for custody in 2015 and never appeared to finalization hearing so case was dismissed but is now threatening to appear at mothers house with police presence To take child out of home and mother has full custody.
It is an empty threat. If he cannot provide the police with any custody order, they are not going to do anything. Call your local police ahead of time, explain the situation, and tell them to be alert for him making any false claims to them. If he makes any threats of physical harm or causes an...Read more »
I have court on the 27th and my last resort is to put my daughter's on the stand to tell their side of the story and how they are treated. Even after proving domestic violence in the home the magistrate still would not grant me temporary custody. they should have never been removed from my... Read more »
If this is a child custody matter then your daughter cannot testify. Instead, you should seek to have the court conduct an in camera interview with the child. The judge will speak with the child and the GAL alone and ask about how she is treated. Her testimony will not be allowed in open court.
No, Ohio does not permit emancipation except in very rare instances. Teens often have a difficult relationship with their parents. Talk to a family member, teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult who can help you. Here is more information about the very limited circumstances for...Read more »
care for 4 months and I haven't asked for a penny. But the State of KY is still receiving $ every month and my husband and I are the ones who are providing for her. We will have permanent custody in 2 months which means I would have her for 6 months. Is it illegal for the County to keep... Read more »
It’s up to the court to rule on motions to continue hearings. The county can only ask. As long as the court keeps granting them, it’s legal. You could start to object and perhaps the court will see fit to put a stop to the delays.
I'm 17 in 2 months. Neither of my parents want me at their house but are keeping me out of obligation. My mom recently threatened to send me to boot camp. I don't do everything perfect and I do mess up a lot. But all of my major accomplishments, I did it by myself and I know I would be... Read more »
Your parents have a legal obligation to support you until you are 18. Ohio does not allow emancipation for your situation. Teens and parents often find it difficult to live together. So talk to your parents, a teacher, coach, school counselor, pastor, or other trusted adult who can review your...Read more »
Their father was only in the picture when it was convenient for him. I helped raise, care for, and provide for them since their birth and was with them pretty much everyday. When their Mother passed on January 6, 2018, they went to live with their dad and he has cut off almost all contact with... Read more »
You may file a petition for custody in your county's juvenile court. You have a lot of the deck stacked against you for this. You have to first prove that the father is an unsuitable parent, a high burden, and then prove that custody for you is in the best interest of the minor children. Most...Read more »
If there is a court order for custody or parenting, then you must follow the court order. Talk to your mother about asking the court to change it. If there is no court order, and your parents are married, then it is up to your parents to decide. If there is no court order, and your parents are...Read more »
We have been together off and on over 10 years. I’ve always took care of them and had them with me. He rarely ever spends time with them due to running a buisness and constantly working. No paternity test established other than store bought. He’s not on the birth certificates. I’ve been... Read more »
A court will review all the facts to determine what parenting arrangement is in the best interest of the children. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review your situation and advise you.
I am starting a full-time nursing program August 12th 2020 through July 1st 2021 and I will not be able to get my daughter on my Wednesday evening visit so my mother was going to take my daughter for those few hours. Now my ex husband is saying he will not allow my mother to take her and that she... Read more »
We have been dating for 5 years (not married). So I’ve been in the child’s life the whole time. The father spent the weekend with the child 5 years ago then went MIA until child support was filed against him last year. This year he was granted visitation rights without even establishing a... Read more »
[question continued] father she thinking about moving in over a decade?
Hi, I'm in a bit of a conundrum. I told the father that I was thinking about moving but it was going to take time. I told him it'd take over a decade to do this. The child in question is 9 right now and is... Read more »
Nothing prevents a parent from filing to change the custody arrangement at any time. The judge then considers all the circumstances and what is in the best interest of the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney to review your situation and give you more...Read more »
His biological mother didnt visit him at all in 2019 and has only called and seen him once in 2020 back in march haven't heard from her again. This is very typically of her and it's tough on our son! Am I able to just adopt him since she has very little to no contact with him? How would I... Read more »
You can file with the probate court to adopt. The mother will be notified and she could object. If she has not been ordered to pay child support, then your husband could file to make her start paying. If you adopt, then her child support obligation would terminate. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to...Read more »
We've called the cops in the past and they didn't help in anyway. My family member is threatening to get us beaten up. We want to leave but we are afraid she will get in trouble for being a runaway. Is there anyway I can gain custody of her even though I'm a full time college student?
You could make a report to child protective services, or alternatively move for guardianship of your sister. You would have to establish in the guardianship proceedings that the parents are unsuitable to care for your sister. This is a high bar, but one that can be helped with a competant...Read more »
You likely failed to get service on her. You need to actually have her served with the refiled complaint. Request service through the clerk of courts via certified mail, and follow up with regular mail if that fails.
People to get high in her house the gal and the megatrate allowed her custody my husband felt pressured into agreeing with everything because he was alone with 7 people against him if he files an appeal would it be appoved
He has domestic violence charges and left our house 6 months ago, no mortgage payments from him he said that since he is not living here he is not obligated to make payments. He only deposits money for our son. We agree to dissolve the marriage but we don’t agree on the child support amount... Read more »
You can't dissolve the marriage unless both parties agree on all details. He doesn't agree, so file for divorce and ask for occupancy of the premises, temporary spousal support to pay household expenses, and child support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to...Read more »
I have temporary custody of my nieces. Both parents have significant developmental disabilities which led to CPS removal due to neglect, nutritional and developmental deficiencies. They did not have visitations for 3 months due to COVID and the children made significant progress; physically,... Read more »
It is up to the judge to determine custody and visitation in the best interests of the children. The judge has flexibility to make a decision based on all the facts. Custodians or parents can later apply for further changes as the situation changes and the children get older.
I want my finacè to adopt my daughter and become her legal father. Her father never signed her birth certificate only took a dna test for child support. He may be willing to sign his rights over to my finacè if it is needed. Does he even have any rights to sign over? Do we need to be married? I... Read more »
i have been in his life and primarily the one taking care of him when it is his shared parenting time. my boyfriend and i broke up. the mother wants to sign her rights over to me but still wants the father to have his rights. is this possible?
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