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Q: I recently separated from my wife and she is keeping our daughter from me, can i motion for custody before filing divor
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 16, 2019

You have to file for divorce to ask for custody. When you file for divorce, you can ask for temporary custody. Your wife can file to oppose that, and the court will hold a hearing to decide how to divide the parenting while the divorce proceeds. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Need to talk to lawyer over the phone about child placement case

Need to talk to experience juvenile court lawyer please

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 11, 2019

Use the Find a Lawyer tab and call some local family law attorneys to find one to work with. Attorneys on this site are not permitted to respond directly.

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Q: There's a court order and my kid refuses to go with the other parent Terrified ...there's been horrible allogations

Dismissed cases as unsubstantiated but the child brings these allogations up to many and the parent who came to pick him up confronted himself as to why he refused his visit... professional opinions stated in court that they believe the child's allogations are saught true and believe child isn't... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 10, 2019

There is no perfect system. If allegations cannot be proven, or opinions are offered, a court can disregard them. People can lie about things. It is the court's duty to decide what to do. Courts and judges aren't perfect. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to... Read more »

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Q: My mother in law says she went down and got custody of my step daughter she claimes to have paid $400 dollars for it

My husband nor they biological mother got papers or court date and the grand mother has no papers for this does she really have custody

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 9, 2019

The mother and/or father have custody until a court or children's services gets involved and awards custody to someone else, with documents granting that custody.

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Q: My ex lied on court documents and took full custody of my child without him ever taking a paternity test.

As of August 2019 hes refusing to let me see my child and refuses to take a paternity test. Seeing as him and I were not together when I got pregnant. I dont know what to do legally .

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 9, 2019

File with the court to issue an order for him to take a paternity test. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: I have A grandson . He is 14 now and gifted very smart.My dauther turned custody over to his baby sitter she did it for

My daughter is a alcoholic and she did for spite . Now they will not allow to get him any more at what point dos he have A say in it

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 3, 2019

Talk to local children's services about obtaining temporary custody, or consider filing for guardianship in probate court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Ohio on
Q: is it legal for me to keep my child from her father? we are still married. He’s in and out of jail every couple of month

I left my daughters father 3 years ago and I’ve been controlled my him ever since. He has anger issues and he is an alcoholic. He’s been in jail 3 times this year. I have worked with him to agree on when each of us see her but recently he went back to jail for child endangerment/DUI. He’s out... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 3, 2019

If there are not court orders, it is not illegal for you to keep your daughter for her safety. The divorce process will sort this out. Do not delay in filing the divorce, and ask the court for temporary custody until the divorce process is concluded. The court can require any visits with him and... Read more »

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Q: My daughter is not married has a childshe is in mental hospital i am want to get my grand child for temp

My daughter has lot of issues she had wrote me a paper giving me all right to the child then changed her mind only because her boyfriend talked her out of it ..he came today and got him ...the house is always. Trashed ..he has gotten out on the main road and family services has been called ...in... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 3, 2019

Talk to local children's services office about getting custody, or file with the probate court for guardianship. If daughter and the father were never married, and not court has granted him parental rights, he has no rights to the child at all until a court grants him rights. Use the Find a... Read more »

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Q: my ex wife makes over 80,000 a year and has remarried. I make 36,400 annually. I have to pay my ex 500 a month?

ex wife and mother of our 3 children makes a significantly larger amount of money to me. technically with her two jobs (professor and nurse) she makes over 100k. I just recently got a job making 36,400 a year. the divorce paperwork says im to pay 500 a month in child support (shared parenting,... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 30, 2019

Ohio recently changed its child support calculation, so you should check that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and advise you.

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Q: I have shared custody in Ohio. Have been offered a promotion 3 hours away. Can I move?

Already live over an hour away from father so son is used to not having dad near. Father hasn't been overly involved, and is behind on child support. I have filed a Notice of Intent to Relocate. Will I be grated permission to go? How long does the process take? My job starts in 4 weeks.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 26, 2019

The other parent can request a hearing on the relocation. If he does, the court will consider all the facts and evidence properly presented, and decide what changes to the custody are in the best interest of the child. If you and he can agree on what to do, then you and he can file an agreed... Read more »

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Q: My boyfriend and I broke up for 2 months and are again living together(trying to work on our relationship.)

He filed for parental rights when we were broke up. He was living with some new girl and her daughter just a couple days after the breakup.. I still allowed our daughter to stay overnight at this girls house with him.. just about every weekend.. even after lying to me about where he took her the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 26, 2019

Just because you have allowed him to move back in for now, does not really have any effect on his filing for parental rights. Your living arrangement with him could affect how much he pays in child support. It seems doubtful that you will have a long-term relationship with him, based on his... Read more »

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Q: Having an coustdy issues Never went to court.

Dad agreed to let me have him on fridays now refusing to let me see him or get him.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 26, 2019

If you are the biological mother, and no court has ever issued any custody order, then you have sole legal custody and can make all decisions regarding the child, including who can see the child, and when. You can even deny contact with others, including the biological father, unless the father... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: I am in a custady battle for my great niece's in London Ohio and it seems as though the caseworke is against me .

My niece is currently unable to take care of her.I past my drug screening and have done everything they ask .can you please help me find a lawyer for the 25th of September?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2019

Use the Find a Lawyer tab on this web site to retain a local family law attorney, or contact your local bar association for a referral to a local attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My child's mother is threatening to put me on child support. Im working when she want me to watch him. What can I do?

I'm a single parent with four children. I have two jobs and instead of putting him in daycare she threatens to put me on child support. I get him in between jobs whenever I'm not working. Please help me.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2019

She has the right to file for child support. Your income and your expenses of support for your other children are taken into account in the child support calculation.

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Q: My ex bf is asking for companionship of our kids,wo establishing paternity. Is this to avoid child support/custody

I have a protection order against him, for domestic violence, and he is unable to support them. I have sole custody and i have always supported my children with medical insurance, schooling, and all other expenses to child care. I have my own home, he does not, he was a full time stay at home dad... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 15, 2019

There is no way to know his motivation. File for him to start paying child support. The court will order a DNA test to establish his paternity. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you.

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Q: I have a final pre trial custody hearing on Monday. Do I have time to get an attorney?

I don't have an income and have been incredibly intimidated by this whole process but everything has just come crashing down in my reality.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 15, 2019

Not a lot of time, but call local family law attorneys to find one. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: How does kid's dad get visitation with my kids when it wasn't set up in court but I can't

My childrens grandma has custody of my three children and there was no visiting set up because we had a very good relationship when everything was established.. but now I hardly see my kids and if I do it is at McDonald's for a hr or so... Well there dad has no visitation set up either but yet his... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 13, 2019

You can file with the court asking for the court to designate time for you with the kids. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you. Or some courts have help centers with volunteers for those without an attorney. Check with your local court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My name is Kelly. I am unmarried two kids no child support. What can I do

The father was ordered to pay child support. Have not received any for five years. The courts let him have visitation right but won't enforce child support. What can I do? I live in Ohio

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 12, 2019

Talk to the local Child Support Enforcement Agency to start with, and then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to file with the court to have him held in contempt if CSEA is not able to get payments going again.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I have 2 cases I need help with urgently. One is criminal and the other is child support. I am in Clermont Count. Please

Both cases have warrants on me.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 8, 2019

Contact a local attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: can a child legally live with his father if there is no custody agreement but is mutually agreed upon both parents?

the school says the father has no rights and must live with the mother. We have been unable to enroll him in school because of this.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 8, 2019

If the parents are not married and the a court has not granted parental rights to father, then the mother has sole legal custody until a court grants rights to the father. A school can deny enrollment to a child that does not not legally reside within its district, and can choose to enroll only... Read more »

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