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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I'm disabled and owed child support. The judge told child support not to pursue the matter any farther.

I signed away my rights so my child could be adopted. But it didn't happen and they came after me for support. I hardly survive on my check. But years later had another child and when we went to court the judge said since I had a child and I was disabled they should not pursue the matter any... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 27, 2020

You'll have to try to work it out with the child support enforcement agency. Give them a copy of whatever order the judge signed regarding your child support. But that might not get them to give you the stimulus money if you had arrears.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I am 15 years old and want to move out due to many unsafe events. How can i get emancipated or legally move out?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 18, 2020

Ohio does not have emancipation for your situation. So you can't move out. Check this link:

https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/family-relations/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: my son is 5 his mom is seeking back child support but was denying me from seeing him until i got v.r do i have to pay ?

I have message dated back from when i was trying to reach out and be in my son life but she wasn’t allowing me too i didn’t have any contact with unless she called me which was blocked and out the blue she totally cut me away from him I’m paying child support now but I’m currently in court... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on May 14, 2020

Child support and child custody are separate matters. You cannot withhold support if you are not seeing the child, and you cannot withhold the child if you are not receiving support. If there is a violation of either support or child custody, the correct procedure is to file a motion to show cause.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Will I get my stimulis check if I owe child support to the state of Kentucky
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Apr 30, 2020

No, it will be intercepted and sent to KY.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Never married child support established father not on birth certificate

Visitation order for fathers mother father is $9000 behind in child support and hasn’t paid since dec2019 I currently am married and want to move out of state from Ohio with my husband and daughter do I need permission?

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 18, 2020

If there is an enforceable visitation order then you likely need the court's permission before you leave the state.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: If the mother of my child signed over her rights to a relative before I knew I was the father what are my rights?

Paternity has been established

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 18, 2020

You can petition the court for an allocation of parental rights and responsibilities and, so long as paternity really has been established (via court approved genetic testing, or an affidavit of paternity, not a random genetic test) and unless the current custodian can prove that you are an unfit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: What happens if the father got residential custody of the child but the mother filed and received support?

The father (my husband) had residential custody of his 12 yr old. We just found out that he has been paying (it says back)child support since 2016 for her but she was with us (2013ish) till last year. He did try and get child support for his daughter but they ignored his request. She never paid for... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 17, 2020

He needs to file a motion to modify support and waive arrearage. I recommend that you go through the court system as, while it is a mess, it is less of a mess than job and family services right now.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My question is concerning child support laws in Ohio.

I have a son who will be turning 23 soon. My daughter turned 21 recently. There has never been a child support court order. Their mother and I were never married. We mutually agreed that I would pay her an agreed upon amount over the years. I quit paying because she was non-supportive of me in... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 17, 2020

No. An order would have had to be established when they were minors.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: How to get a Child support order quashed. Me and my wife are still married. My wife and kids are in India and not in USA

Me and my wife are still married and I am taking care of them. We all had to go back to India last year due to visa issue. Now I came back, but my wife and children cannot come back to USA due to visa issue and current COVD19 situation. How to get the child support order quashed/suspened in... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 17, 2020

It's unusual for you to have a child support order if you are still married. There is usually only an order if you filed for divorce and the court issued a temporary order of support. We can answer this question better if you say who filed for support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I move out at 16?

i’m 16, turning 17 november 4th and i live with my mother. my parents were never married and are separated and both on drugs. i was wondering if 1) i could look into getting social security for my clinical ( not self diagnosed) depression, anxiety, adhd and mood disorder so that i could have a... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 13, 2020

Ohio does not allow emancipation for your situation. Minors are not allowed to live on their own. If your parents were never married, and your father never obtained parental rights from the court, then your mother has sole legal custody. Talk to a family member, teacher, or other trusted adult,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I had a contempt case i missed I'm sure they issued a warrant i have 130 days on the shelf can u keep me outta jail

I live with my kids and their mother always have just not married I've always worked so the support comes right back to me beings that we are together I've been in a bad way for a few years and got behind this is my 3rd contempt in 18yrs anyway I'm trying to get back on track and... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 11, 2020

If you are living with the mother then the only reason there would be a child support order is if she applied for public assistance and stated that you were not residing with her. If the two of you are residing together you can ask the court to terminate the order or at least waive the arrearage.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Wife wants me to relinquish rights in disillusion. Should i?

My wife requested that I relinquish the rights to my daughter so that she can get better benefits and I wouldn't have to pay support. We live in Ohio. This doesn't sound right. Everything I have found says she would need someone to adopt and I would never see my baby again. Also I would... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 5, 2020

Unless another person adopts your daughter you will still pay child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: If I'm married to the kids mother why do they still take child support out of my checks
Tonya VanBenschoten
Tonya VanBenschoten answered on Apr 3, 2020

Likely because there is a child support order that has been issued. Did you get notice from CSEA? If the two of you are still living together then child support would not be proper. If you're living separately, then the order will issue as it will be assumed that you are not providing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP OF AN APPEAL IF I DISAGREE WITH THE DECISION FROM THE 8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 18, 2020

You have to file a memorandum of jurisdiction with the Ohio Supreme Court asking them to take the case. Supreme Court Cases are very different because you first have to convince the court to take the case, then win it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: How much is too much: support with medical ins and cost and other?

Fiancee pays about 750 a month in support for 2 children with his ex wife. 17 and 13. He also pays 112 a week for ins, which if he was the only one on it would pay 40 a week. He also was ordered to pay 25 a month which is half of her student loan because he never obtrained an attorney during their... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2020

Ohio recently changed its child support calculation, and tax laws also have changed. He should use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney to review the finances and other facts, re-run the support calculation, and advise him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: If my 17 yr old son gets someone pregnant do I have to pay for the baby? She will be 18 in May. Muskingum county

They have been talking about wanting a baby I have done everything I can to keep them apart. But he sneaks out. If they get pregnant do I have to pay support for the baby? She will be 18 in May 2020 and he will be 18 in September 2020.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 24, 2020

Unless she is pregnant already, the baby would be born after both are 18, and no longer minors. She would pay medical expenses for the delivery, then she can file for him to pay child support until the child reaches age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I will be 18 in about two weeks, my mom is mentally, emotionally & physically abusive. Can I leave legally w/o her know

I have a family who would be willing to let me live with them bc they have known the long history of her abuse, and have encouraged me to leave. I graduate from High school in 3 months, is his even realistic for me to do? Can I do this legally and how can I keep her from bothering me or trying to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 24, 2020

Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. When you are 18, you are no longer a minor. If you leave, will you still have health insurance, car insurance, other support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Ohio on
Q: In ohio doing my own dissolution paperwork, do I need to fill out the forms for child support if we are not doing it?

The packet I got online says the child support forms need to be filled out but we are not asking for child support from each other.

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Feb 19, 2020

The answer is, most likely yes.

In a dissolution, the parties largely get to control the terms of the agreement. But, all domestic relations courts require that you disclose a wide variety of information and complete all of their required forms.

The court's website is your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: So I'm 16, I was wondering if I could legally move in with my boyfriend and his parents

Without the consent of my parents if it was ok with his parents, I wouldn't be in any danger, and my parents don't know him or his family, but I know his family is good people

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 6, 2020

Of course you can't. You could get in trouble, and his parents could get in trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I pay child support and my daughters mom up and left to florida . my daughter was born in ohio. What can i do?

She refuses to let me contact her overall but its been a year in a half that shes been gone. My daughter is now 7 how can i get my rights for visitation without having to go to florida

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Jan 28, 2020

To get visitation or parental rights related to your daughter, it will depend on how your child support obligation was created. If she went through CSEA directly to get a child support obligation set up (i.e. the administrative process, not in a court), then unfortunately you will almost certainly... Read more »

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