I have tried contacting my social worker for 3 days now via phone and email no response. The meeting is via zoom but it’s appearing she is keeping me in the dark about it. What rights do I have ? I am the mother.
I haven’t been able to see her because the mother refuses to let me come to their house or to meet me. She won’t let any of my family see her. Her Son is not her boyfriend either but he has boyfriends last name and he can’t have children. How is this legal for her to do?
If the mother is not married, then she is the sole legal custodian of the child, and decides who can or can't have time with the child. It does not matter whose name is on the birth certificate. The biological father would have to prove paternity, then file with the juvenile court for...Read more »
If the parents are not married, and a court has never granted the father any parental rights, then the mother is the sole legal custodian of the children and makes all decisions about the children. She does not have to let the father have any contact with the children. But the biological father...Read more »
We agreed in our dissolution, to no child support. She came to me shortly after that, and demanded I paid her. So I have been paying support, since then, though I was not ordered by any court to do so, so she wouldn’t move my child a long distance from me. Now she has brought up going through the... Read more »
Yes, she can file to have a child support order issued. Even after a marriage terminates, the court retains jurisdiction to review child support issues until the child is 18 or graduates high school. Ohio uses a calculation worksheet. Here is a link where you can enter amounts and get a...Read more »
We currently have a shared parenting agreement. I have him twice a week after school until 8 and every other weekend. We split all holidays and breaks from school. But the magistrate said she still considers it basically standard visitation, and the mother the primary guardian or custodial parent,... Read more »
Yes, you should file to modify parenting time. It would be best to have an attorney assist you in how best to present your arguments. You will probably want to ask the magistrate or judge to interview him on what time he’d like with you.
I am attempting to sign my daughter up for kindergarten in our local public school. Her mother recently passed away this year. I am on the birth certificate and we'd have lived together for around 7 years and before our daughter was born. I provide all health insurance, claim her on taxes, and... Read more »
If you were not married to the mother, then the mother had sole legal custody and parental rights. Those parental rights did not automatically transfer to you when she died. It often is not sufficient that your name is on the birth certificate, as you found with the school. If a court has not...Read more »
I have 2 brothers who got adopted with me. My older brother moved out right at 18. My other brother is 10 and he’s pretty spoiled here. I want to live with my dad because it was a wrongful adoption. My mom had drugs in the house and my mom and dad weren’t even together. We were going to go live... Read more »
Ohio does not have emancipation for your situation. Here is a link with more information. https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/family-relations/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/
Talk to a school counselor or other trusted adult...Read more »
If there is a court-ordered parenting plan in effect, then you must notify the court of your intent to move, and the other parent can request a hearing. The judge will then decide what is in the best interest of the children. If you move without court approval, the court could order you to return...Read more »
The non-residential parent shall have the opportunity to have the child(ren) for five weeks during the summer vacation schedule which may be exercised in two blocks of no more than three weeks separated by at least 14 days. During summer vacation there will be reciprocal weekends and mid-week... Read more »
Parenting time schedules can be complicated, and sometimes that makes it difficult to write them out to be understandable. The non-res parent gets a total of 5 weeks of vacation in summer, but can't be longer than 3 weeks at once, and there must be at least 14 days in between vacation time....Read more »
She withdrew via email 2 weeks ago and i have yet to respond. She included in the email she would contact me about a refund if any at all.. I have not received any update on my refund nor have i received an invoice
Call her up and ask about it. She has to provide you with information about the time she put in and expenses. Depending on how much work she put into the case, you may or may not be entitled to a refund.
They are not married to each other but he is married to another woman. He has withheld their son from my daughter & us for a month now for revenge. My daughter has offered to appear for mediation with him but he won't answer. His wife has threatened my daughter with violence, has attacked... Read more »
Anyone can certainly file a police report, and there may be an interference with custody criminal offense here but there probably is not kidnapping since that is against the wishes of the person, not their parents. Who has legal custody of this child?
If there is a pending case in OH, you can file with the court to issue an order for her to return the child or asking to have her held in contempt. Talk to your attorney or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to advise you.
I have not seen or heard from my daughter or her mother since April 2017. She completely cut off all contact and accuses me of abuse. I have never hurt my child or ever left a mark on my daughter. I do spank her when needed but give multiple chances for getting that point. She has no proof of abuse... Read more »
You have the right to parenting time with your daughter. Unfortunately, because you waited so long to take action, you will have to become reacquainted with your daughter. That means gradually increasing your time with her. If the mother claims abuse, you will have to defend yourself. If that...Read more »
Children’s counselors have found evidence of mistreatment and abuse during the initial visitations with him and his girlfriend. The councilor”s filed reports with CPS.. the children are fearful and do not want to return to visitations. Does his... Read more »
The court will always try to reunite children with a parent, barring any proof of ongoing abuse. I'm surprised the initial visits have not been supervised. You might be able to get them supervised now if the counselor will testify about concerns for the children's well being.
My brother and sister-in-law have been addicted and active in non-prescribed opioid drugs, and have stolen thousands of dollars from me, my father, and dozens of our local neighbors and family. Once I have stopped contact, they have contacted my family and friends, and most importantly my Childs... Read more »
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