Yes, there is not need for a legal separation first. But a dissolution requires both spouses to agree on all issues of custody, child support, division of marital property, and spousal support/alimony. If they cannot agree, then they must proceed as a divorce.
If you are still in school, talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult if you are unable to talk to your parents about your plans. When you turn 18, you are considered an adult. If you leave a day early, it is unlikely any action would be taken. But be sure to have medical...Read more »
An attorney will have to review the county real estate records to determine property ownership and then probate records to determine if your father's estate went through probate. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the records and advise you.
I would like my husband's grandmother to come live with us her son (husband's uncle) does not want that. I would like to get medical POA, however, she has moderate dementia. There is no POA paper work in place. He would like to put her in a nursing home, we are willing to add on to our... Read more »
She can make her own decisions until a probate court appoints someone to be her guardian. If she designates a POA, then the person named can take action on her behalf. But another family member, like her son, could challenge it in probate court and ask to be guardian. The judge would then...Read more »
The the youngest is now 58 I should have never bought that house it should have been whipped or given to us from a divorce agreement between my father and my mother that was her thing my father is deceased but his spouse at the time of purchasing the house has inherited his home now and all of his... Read more »
There are many factors to be considered in determining what you might be able to do, but it is too complicated to discuss on-line. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney who can review the situation and all the facts with you, and then advise you of any rights that you have...Read more »
Plus we are not married! I received court papers about full custody as of a few days ago. I went to the court house to establish visitation rights with him and now I’ve received papers from a lawyer requesting back round checks on a list of family and friends that do not live in the home with the... Read more »
In determining parental rights for an unmarried father, the judge must consider all the facts and circumstances to determine what is in the best interest of the children. His attorney can request information about you that is relevant to that determination. Depending on how the judges divides...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 »
Children are not responsible. But your debts would be paid from your estate, and your assets might otherwise be paid to your children with proper estate planning. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local estate planning attorney who can review your situation and advise you how estate planning...Read more »
I am adopted but am hating it here I'm 16 but we have never gotten along. I would like to live somewhere else there is lots of emotional and physical stuff that goes on. would I be able to legally move to my live with my dad in his custody since he never lost it in the first place?
There is no designation for an arranged marriage, but if you are being coerced into marriage then it can potentially be annulled as a result of the coercion. If you are a minor and your parents are forcing you into marriage then you should call 1-855-642-4453 and report this to Ohio's...Read more »
If you are a grandparent it is a simple form for grandparent power of attorney signed by the mother that you file in your county's juvenile court. If you are not a grandparent then you need to file an application for guardianship with consent of the mother in your county's probate court.
The man who signed my birth certificate 34 years ago is not my real father. I believe my mother thought he was my real father at the time. I was told this many years ago, never thought much about it. I met another man I believe is my real father several years ago, but no longer have contact with... Read more »
There is an extremely rare but may be applicable set of facts where he could get custody. In most situations, he would have to prove that you are an unfit or incapable parent, or voluntarily abandoned your children, in order to get custody. However, there is a limited exception, usually present in...Read more »
My child’s father is constantly in and out of his life, usually for 6-9 months at a time, especially when he is single. He has been going to his house regularly because he has a girlfriend and a house to live in but she has told me that he has been beating on her and putting holes in the walls,... Read more »
It is not possible to answer your question on-line. It depends on all the facts and circumstances. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review your situation and advise you of your options. A judge must determine what is in the best interest of the child in...Read more »
Elderly mom with Alzheimer’s disease needs 24 hour care. She is living in nursing home & needs Medicaid help to pay. Can her spouse sell their house in Ohio and use money left after mortgage payoff to buy another house or does he have to pay back Medicaid mom’s share of proceeds?
Generally this would not violate a restraining Order, but you should very carefully review the terms of the no contact Order. While this action may not typically violate a restraining Order, it may not be prudent to reach out to her family while this restraint is in place.
We live in the same house, but he’s a truck driver and is only home on weekends. We have not slept in the same bed in 17 years. He has sever ED and so we have not had sexual relations in 17 years. HOWEVER I have been faithful the entire time. In fact we don’t sleep in the same room. The only... Read more »
The outcome for your divorce that you have described seems reasonable. Your attorney will tell you what is needed for the attorney to fill out the required forms to file with the court - mostly bank account statements and other financial information, tax returns, monthly income and expenses, both...Read more »
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