I have a received a letter stating garnishment of wages for child support. I do not owe child support but do owe an admin fee. The letter sent to my employer claims the garnishment is for child support. This is from the Hamilton county child support agency. I have called several times and have... Read more »
I have had both of my children ripped from underneath me. I pay child support for one and they left the state and I have no clue where she is. My son had an incident last year with his mother where children services were called on her and nothing was done and now she has moved out of state. I feel... Read more »
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus may be able to help. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) exists to provide free assistance and guidance to those attempting to navigate our complex legal system. In order to qualify for free services at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, you must meet income...Read more »
I pay child support biweekly. I was on STD and got behind but paid cash to cover the back amount plus the current month to get my balance to $0. My employer continues to take the adjusted amount out of my paycheck even though I have provided documentation that I am not behind on support. I’ve... Read more »
In the state of Ohio, Cash payments made directly to a parent instead of the Child Support Enforcement Agency is considered a gift. The parties can file an agreed motion and order to reduce child support by the amount of the cash gift and file it with the court for a judge's signature. The...Read more »
His unpredictable behaviors are escalating, now having people over 4 nights a week, until 2am most times. I am a professional with a demanding schedule and will need a nanny afterwards. I'm very on edge lately not sleeping, worrying about the safety of myself and... Read more »
There are situations where the parties will need help from the court to make decisions about the marital home and marital property at the very beginning of the Divorce case. Courts in Ohio use temporary orders to give the parties a set of rules which they must follow while the Divorce case is...Read more »
There is a separate case for each child in Ohio when the parents are unmarried. However parents can ask the court to combine the cases for purposes of hearings and calculations if the parties are the biological parents of the children.
My husband is being non cooperative, he controls all the money, basically lives in another state comes home for 3 days out of a month! Leaves all the responsibilities of our 3 children on me, doesn’t spend any time with them or me, I ask that we sit down and discuss the matter of separating or... Read more »
If he won't cooperate, then you will have to get an attorney and do the divorce yourself. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to some local family law attorneys and then hire one to represent you through the divorce process and to answer questions about custody, child support, spousal support,...Read more »
We're trying to do this without a lawyer. We agreed on everything already, will be splitting time with children equally. She doesn't want child support so do we have to fill out the paperwork for child support in the shared parenting plan section?
The court requires all the forms to be completed and submitted. You are making a mistake if you do it without an attorney. Yes, there are some legal fees involved, perhaps a few hundred if you both agree on everything, but if you make a mistake in what you are doing, it could be much more...Read more »
i dont have income coming in right as now but i just started a new job and will soon. my children's father thinks him and his girlfriends kids are more important then taking care of our kids. i just need legal need to get full custody and get him on child support. we agreed on a certain amount... Read more »
Ohio does not allow a minor to seek emancipation, so talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. Emancipation cannot be accomplished by an act of the child alone. Emancipation is generally through the act of the child's parents regarding terminating child...Read more »
Contact your local juvenile court and ask for the form you need to file for parental rights, or check the court's web site. But the court people can't offer much help -- they can't offer legal advice. So if you don't do it correctly, you are not likely to succeed. So to...Read more »
I had a short fling with an old friend, found out he had an extensive criminal record, that includes DV, and drug use and multiple thefts.He’s threatened to come to my house if I didn’t answer the phone. I tried co parenting but when he found out I was getting my conceal carry he said if I did... Read more »
If you were not married to him, and a court has not granted him any parental rights to your child, then he has none, and as the mother, you have sole legal custody and decide who gets to spend time with your child, or can prohibit all contact. You could initiate action to have him pay child...Read more »
Motion to modify parenting plan. You'll need to establish that since the last order there has been 1) a substantial change in circumstances and 2) that the change is in the best interest of the minor child.
Can my parents force me back home? Can people harboring me be punished?
I doubt that I can prove any instance of abuse, but, even knowing how dangerous living on the streets is, I would rather be homeless than live with my parents. That said, I may be able to get a friend to take me in, at... Read more »
If someone assists you in running away, they could get into trouble. So before doing anything, talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. They are the people in the best position to find help for you in this difficult situation. And they will help you. So...Read more »
Expert witnesses are hired, not subpoenaed. Witnesses who are subpoenaed into court are usually fact witnesses and their compensation is provided by the court and is exceedingly minimal. When you hire an expert to testify on your client's behalf your client generally pays for them and there is...Read more »
She has had major problems with him she finally got his key back and absolutely nothing in the apartment is his. They are going to be going through a custody battle come November and she needs to get on assistance for insurance for the child and she can't until his name is off the lease.... Read more »
If she doesn't have an attorney, she should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist her with the custody and child support issues, and communicate with the landlord about the problem. with the lease.
Hi, I'm a stay at home mom to 4 kids including a breastfed infant. My husband works 12 hours a day and 3 days off, but is not present when home as he smokes weed outside for hours on end. Or he's asleep because of medical issues and can't be woken up. I have a support system and do... Read more »
You should talk privately with a divorce lawyer. Don't be afraid. From what you said, it is most likely that it is in the best interest of the children for them to be with you. A Guardian Ad Litem can be appointed who would probably say that the kids should not be with a pot head. He would...Read more »
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