You need to file a complaint for the allocation of parental rights and responsibility and for parenting time. If you are in Cleveland, this can be done at the Cuyahoga Juvenile Court. You need to establish a custody order first.
If there is no court order for legal separation or parenting, then you will have to file with the court to start that process. With two states, it will be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. Use the Find a Lawyer to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise you.
we go outside of the court system for visitation. I have our son enrolled at school with me. I have him on my welfare case and medicaid. I let his dad come get him when he doesn't have school or for a holiday. He told me the other day that we won't let me have him back. Please can I have... Read more »
If there is no court order for legal separation or for parenting, then you will have to file with the court to start that process. Living in two different states will make it more complicated, time consuming, and expensive. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can...Read more »
Is it possible for an Unwed mother and father (name not on birth certificate) to work a deal outside of court. We have after research we have agreed on an amount to give and that the father will not be in contact with the child. Is there any legal issues with this? I won’t be filing for... Read more »
The father is taking a big risk here. If you turn around and petition for child support, your out of court arrangements may or may not be honored by the child support enforcement agency and courts. It's safer for everyone involved to do it officially. If he wants to provide additional support...Read more »
If she's been appropriately served, the court will convert the divorce to an uncontested case. This means you will need to submit a proposed judgment entry ahead of time and present some evidence as to the divorce.
After he mailed me the (10k) gift he went on to get his 3rd DUI in under 10 years and decided he wanted the gift back. Since he didn't get it he stoped paying support and is now saying he will take me to court over it. Can his "gift" be considered support if it was made outside of... Read more »
If the support order required child support payment only through CSEA, then his payment would not be counted. CSEA can pursue him for unpaid child support, and you can file in court to have him held in contempt if he doesn't pay child support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local...Read more »
Contact Child Support Enforcement Agency about starting action to collect the child support, or file a motion with the court for the father to be held in contempt for non-payment of child support. But there is nothing you can do to make him be involved. Check your local court web site for the name...Read more »
I took my daughter's father for child support and he's been dragging it on. We had our hearing over the phone and he wouldn't answer and he never even sent in any of his information regarding pay stubs and what not. He doesn't want to pay for her at all and has been marking off... Read more »
If he refuses to provide information then the court will either 1) take your word for it or 2) impute a likely income for him given the information. He cannot evade child support by using a voluntary reduction in income (like FMLA). He can bring it up, but the court won't consider it.
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 »
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.
Depending on the facts, the house of a married couple can be marital property, and the equity divided in a divorce. It does not matter whose name is on the deed or mortgage. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review your situation and advise you.
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 »
Im in ohio Hi i know a woman who lost custody of her child, but gained it back. The woman who had custody of her child before she got him back had a support order for the biological father to pay. He still owes a lot of back child support. The mom decided not to get an order for the father since... Read more »
The money is due to the recipient named in the child support order, but typically payable by the father to and through the state's Child Support Enforcement Agency, which then passes it on to the named recipient.
So long as you are involuntary unemployed through no fault of your own, you can request an administrative review of your child support order to seek a reduction in support. If you quit, or were terminated for cause, you will likely not be able to seek a reduction.
My husband and I are in the beginning stages of filing a dissolution. He thinks that me having the kids and him just basically visiting would be the best option. The only thing holding him back is that he doesn't want to pay child support. Can I waive my right to child support just so I can... Read more »
You can't "waive" child support because it's for the children, not you. What you CAN do is seek a deviation of what the child support would be down to zero dollars. The court will likely accept it so long as everyone is agreed.
She was supposed to show up she is on probation and left after deciding that day. I have been taking care of him every other week for about a year and on weekends before that. he turns 2 next week. How can i get custody. she also has current problems with drugs and alcohol. I have a whole legal pad... Read more »
The pre-trial is not the final determination. If you want to improve your chances for custody, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to help you organize your notes and other information so that you can properly present it to the court.
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 »
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.
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