Had CS hearing for contempt- couldnt make it. Warrant issued. Paid to get recalled, was issued new hearing (employee came out, handed me new date paper & said “be there”). Again, date conflicting. I asked how to reschedule. She refused to go back (hearing was done w/ me in the lobby) to ask... View More
The employees cannot give legal advice. There are literally signs all over every court stating this. YOU are responsible for either hiring an attorney or learning the rules through independent research. Appear before the court ASAP and make your explanation. Better yet, invest in actually...View More
If you are facing a divorce and cannot afford an attorney, there are resources available to help you navigate the legal process. Many states have legal aid organizations that offer free or low-cost assistance to individuals who meet certain income criteria. These organizations can provide guidance...View More
My ex is active duty Army, and stationed in GA. Although we have a shared parenting plan, I have our children 90% of the time. Between school, sports, and extracurriculars working part time is hard enough. I worked part time for the entirety of our marriage (10 years), so that I could still parent... View More
It is certainly possible for a court to impute income. It is at the court's discretion. You make compelling arguments as to the limits on your availability. There are many factors that can be considered by the Court.
In Ohio, child support is determined following state guidelines...View More
You will need documentation to prove he lied. Then you will need to cross examine him regarding the questions he lied about , get him to confirm his affidavit answers then produce the conflicting documentation (assuming that you lay down appropriate foundation and can authenticate the exhibits....View More
She turned 18 and graduated high school. She plans joining the military and has a job. The case was transferred to Tennessee and now Ohio where I live. Legal age here is 18 but since the order originated in PR the court is going by the 21 legal age.
The Court and CSEA must follow the language in the latest support Order. You may file a motion to terminate support based on your daughter's emancipation once she is sworn into her enlistment. The court will then arguably have authority to rule on the matter. This is no guarantee but your...View More
I have a daughter who is 18 months old. Her biological father is on the birth certificate but has not done Anything for her in over 6 months. Can I file for abandonment and have him removed from the birth certificate and his rights revoked? He is on child support and has not paid one payment. I... View More
On June 5th 2023, the plantiff challenged DNA on two children he signed the birth certificate for so he can stall on paying child support. He was given 14 days to initiate the test and I have called and called and it's been well over 14 days and LabCorp hasn't ever heard from him. What... View More
Please remember that this forum is no substitute for hiring an attorney of your own. If you do not have an attorney I strongly urge that you get one, especially if you're divorce has been going on for 2 years. If you do have an attorney please pay attention to the advice that you receive....View More
Lawyer has not responded back to me since April mother and her partner have history of child abuse even both getting kids taken away before. Broke into home we had together lied about stealing my items then later admitting to both lawyers she has it also made false domestic violence claims causing... View More
I am not sure I see an actual question here. Often a loosing party feels like they would have won if the Court only knew that the other side lied about something. While witness credibility is important, courts consider many non-exclusive factors when determining the best interests of a child....View More
My spouse wants the child, works full time and I did not sign up to be a full-time caretaker after an unwanted pregnancy. If I abandoned the household and moved, possibly to another state, but paid my spouse a significant chunk of money every month to support the child will I go to jail for child... View More
If you leave your child in the care of your spouse you will not be criminally charged. Your spouse may seek and likely get an order compelling you to pay child support. Ohio is a no-fault divorce state so the two of you may terminate your marriage for any reason, including incompatibility. Your...View More
You can talk to the child support enforcement folks at your local prosecutor's office, but he probably owes that money to your mother, not you. So, they would be more likely to listen to her complaint than your complaint. Of course, before encouraging the State to go after your dad you should...View More
Terminating a marriage is a difficult decision to make, even more so with children. If you file for divorce, you could ask the court for temporary child support, temporary spousal support, and for your spouse to pay your attorney fees while the divorce is in process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to...View More
My ex moved out in May. He stopped paying on the car i drive months ago and we had an agreement for him to help financially weekly but he stopped back in November and only has our 2 kids overnight 2 times a week. Now he is moving in with his current girlfriend who has 4 kids, 2 seniors 2 freshman,... View More
If you are married, you should file for divorce and seek a temporary child support and spousal support award as part of your filing. If you are not married, you should go to your county's child support enforcement office to obtain an administrative child support award.
Custody and child support are held in separate proceedings. If you are still at the administrative level, which I suspect you are if you filed objections, then CSEA has very little wiggle room on child support calculations. Typically you would seek to have the order adopted by the Juvenile court...View More
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.042 an unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. This means that the...View More
My daughter's dad didn't want anything to do with her and didn't want anyone to know he had a child with me until there was a court order to prove that she was his now he wants to see her by himself without anyone there for more than a couple of hrs, he has seen her only a total of... View More
In Ohio, when parents are unmarried, the mother is the residential parent and legal custodian of the minor child until there a court order stating otherwise. The mother has the say if she wishes to grant the Father parenting time. The Father will need to file papers in court to allocate parental...View More
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3119.07 If the parents have split parental rights and responsibilities, the child support obligations of the parents shall be offset, and the court shall issue a child support order requiring the parent with the larger child support obligation to pay the net amount...View More
When the mother and I established paternity she refused child support I supported her financially since my son was born but we are at a point where we just don't get along anymore so I filed to pay child support. Can she still get back paid child support from when my son was born? I don't... View More
A request for back child support must be made in advance. The parties are entitled to a trial for the court to decide if they cannot agree to settle the issue. At a court trial the parties can enter their testimony and provide evidence to the court concerning any reasons why the opposing party...View 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... View 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...View 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... View 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...View 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... View 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...View More
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