I’m a Findlay High School Student,and I have some questions about the diversion program. I just recently turned 18 years of age and was wondering what’s the law’s on me leaving home while still under this program and in school? I’m planning on moving across the United state’s too finish... Read more »
Parents make decisions for a minor, including medical treatments. They decisions can be enforced by a court. At age 18, if the court appoints a guardian, then the guardian makes those decisions, and the court can enforce them. If you overcome the disorder through successful treatment programs to...Read more »
My son is being charged as a delinquent minor, he was at my sisters house drinking, the law was called because my sister and her husband was fighting, my son wasn’t violent at all or unruly other than drinking! When we got the court papers they filed charges under the arresting officers name and... Read more »
Basically with the situation I am now has made me start to look at apartments. When I get my car, I would like to move into an apartment by myself and have my father or mother sign the lease. Is it possible for me to do so legally?
The landlord will likely want a parent as a guarantor on the lease. Because you're a minor, you cannot legally enter into binding contracts, and without a parent/adult also on the lease as the responsible party, a landlord is unlikely to rent to a minor. A landlord may also be hesitant to...Read more »
Until he is 18, he cannot enter into legally enforceable contracts, like a lease, and parents are legally responsible for financial support until 18. If you give him permission to move out before 18, and he gets into trouble or causes damage, you could have some liability.
A standard DV is an M1, up to 180 days, a record, cannot be sealed. If there was serious injury or a pregnancy, the level and penalties are enhanced. It’s a serious charge. The defendant should get a lawyer ASAP.
I turn 16 next month. I have been removed from my biological mother's custody several time. Now, I live with my aunt and I am labeled as a foster child. I have also had a violent altercation with my aunt's girlfriend.
Officers typically attend the hearing to testify about the facts. That is your opportunity to dispute the facts. The judge or magistrate will decide. If you pay the ticket before the hearing, the hearing will be cancelled. Call the court with questions on the process it follows. Your parent or...Read more »
Is there any legal way about somehow getting custody of my friend because he is like my little brother and I wanna see him in a better Situation and I wanna be there for him but I don’t wanna see him in foster care.
i want to get a job to move out but my mom won’t let me she made me sign up for disability instead so she can get more money each month. i need out but i don’t want to end up in foster care for trying to get out of the situation , what are my options? my whole life i’ve been homeless off and... Read more »
Hello, I was wondering if I could be emancipated with parental consent in ohio if I am completely self supporting (this will include finding a independent place) and can prove myself competent enough to make "adult" decisions. My parent and me argue a lot and we would like to stop it and... Read more »
No, you cannot be emancipated in Ohio. You are a minor and are your parents' responsibility until you are 18. Until you are 18, contracts cannot be legally enforced against you. It is normal for teens to have friction with parents. As you mature, you will learn to better deal with adults,...Read more »
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 »
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 »
The court's aren't closed to everyone, they're just suspending all activities until April 13, 2020. Essential services are still ongoing. You can file with Lorain County Domestic Relations for a modification of the parenting order and it may still be heard, just slowly.
There's proof that all statements made against me, which the other party signed, notarized & filed through the courts, are entirely false. Not 1 sentence stated has any truth. They were deliberate lies told by my son's paternal grandmother & my son's father, (who legally has... Read more »
Well you start by documenting everything. You need people on your side who saw the things you saw. But you also have to be realistic. You need a lawyer on your side and that’s going to cost. Think of the situation you’re in now and what you want to interrupt your peaceful life and get involved....Read more »
I may do harm to them. And have been verbally abused by a parent for many years. And I have strong evidence of that. The stress and the strictness and verbally(and some have been physical abuse) of the household is big and compare to a normal family. Could I take this to a court to be able to... Read more »
She is 17 and her mom refuses any type of temporary guardianship til she is 18 in Sept. But doesn't tell her when and if she can ever come home I don't know what to do. i just want the best for her and honestly I believe it is with me. What if anything can I do?
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