In Ohio, unwed mothers are deemed to have all of the custody rights until paternity of the father is proven and a court rules on parental rights. Going to prison, alone, does not terminate someone's ability to pursue custody of a child.
I highly suggest you speak with a custody attorney to...Read more »
Wherever the child is residing. But if they have recently moved there, perhaps where they were living before. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the circumstances and advise you.
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 »
If you are still married, and there is no court order for custody, then she can live with either parent. But if she comes to live with you, her father can file for divorce and ask for custody. You can oppose that in court. The court might consider daughter's preference since she is 14, but the...Read more »
I have a baby on the way, she will be born within the next month. However, I see the mother as unfit to raise a child. I want to fight for full custody of my child when she is born. Is the other parent allowed to leave to another state (with the child) while a custody battle is in process? What is... Read more »
The custody process should start with you consulting a family law attorney. After the child is born, you would have to prove paternity, then file for custody with the court. The court would decide what is in the best interest of the child based on evidence and testimony properly submitted to the...Read more »
If you are not married to the mother, and if you have not established paternity, and if a court has not granted you parental rights, then the mother has sole legal custody and gets to decide who can spend time with the child, and she can prevent you and anyone else from seeing the child. You can...Read more »
That decision is up to the court based on all the evidence that the biological parent presents, what the person says, and what the court thinks is in the child's best interest. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise you how to proceed.
That decision is up to the court based on all the evidence that you present, what your cousin says, and what the court thinks is in the child's best interest. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise you how to proceed.
Husband wants to file for full custody of 10 year old son. His biological mother abandoned him almost 7 years ago and paternal grandmother took custody because father was not financially stable at the time. Need to figure out first steps in getting custody back from grandmother when the mother is... Read more »
In Ohio, typically the court that first decides custody rights of a child retains jurisdiction to decide custody matters involving that child going forward. That means, whatever court granted the grandmother custody is likely the court anything you wish to do will need to be filed in. In Ohio,...Read more »
Father took me to court for custody because I filed for child support in feb of 2018. He acted as if he really wanted a relationship with our child and wanted time etc. as soon as we went to trial in June of 2019 he got the child for two weeks for summer time schedule and failed to do so on his... Read more »
He can't surrender his parental rights unless you get married and your spouse adopts the child, but you could file with the court to change the current parenting schedule, because if it is not being followed, he could claim that you are refusing to let him have time with the child and ask the court...Read more »
Is residential parent. She has claimed them every year. My question is even though I owe back support is she legally allowed to claim them or shall I claim them and her receive my return? Is she in contempt? The IRS audited me for claiming my children. Is there a statue for this and what is it?
Separated last year and father joined The Army. I was given custody of phoebe my 1 and 11month daughter. He was granted visitation till he left for military training. After that he was given long distance visitation with over nights that the courts think is in the best interest of our child. He has... Read more »
He goes over me in the decision making department. Mind you we are living seperate lives and he thinks he has the final say about anything that has to do with our kids and i told him that is not true. What can I do? Also we have been living together for 14 years and it's been nothing but toxic and... Read more »
If the mother is not married to the father, then the mother has sole custody and makes all decisions regarding the children, including who can see them or not, and all decisions about school, medical, etc. Mother can prohibit all contact with father. Father has no rights until he establishes...Read more »
Biological father hasnt seen or spoken to my child in years and hasnt tried or showed any interest in doing so can his rights be termintated so my husband can adopt my child . My child also has stated they dont want to see there biological father again or speak to biological father ever again. And... Read more »
Ex and I broke up (never married) and I moved out of county to get away from him and I live with my new partner and refused to move back. We have "shared parenting" I get my 3 kids every other weekend and every other week during summer and special occasions and he got school placement. He took me... Read more »
If you are not married, then the mother has sole custody and can exclude you from contact with the child. You must file with the court to request parental rights. You then will have to start paying child support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.
If the parents are not married, the mother is the sole legal custodian of the child. The father must establish paternity and then file with the court for parental rights. The court then will decide custody issues based on what is in the best interest of the child.
He has her bc it is his week. But last year he kept her christmas eve and got to wake up with her. Are paper work says that we rotate every year.. he says that I shouldn't get her christmas eve ??? Is this true
The paperwork should specifically state the dates and times for the holidays. If not in the paperwork, your local court might have standard specific guidelines for holidays that have been incorporated into the paperwork. If you can't work it out with him, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain...Read more »
In the shared parenting agreement it states “the parties agree that each shall be responsible for disciplining the children during their time” there is a lot more in between that but the end “the parties further agree that it is each party’s responsibility to discipline the children and... Read more »
The court has no way of knowing if a parent is not following the court-ordered parenting arrangement and other terms unless the other parent files with the court. Check the parenting agreement to see if mediation is required before filing with the court. If not, then if you file for contempt, the...Read more »
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