I have proof of his manipulation and my childs therapist does not think its wise for him to be around his father. He never asks about our child and hasnt seen our child in years. Hes never filed for visitation. I feel like hes only doing it to try and hurt me. He a narcissist and I am really... Read more »
He has the right to file for parenting time with the child, and the court will consider it. The court will review all the facts and evidence, including the therapist's recommendation, and then determine what is in the best interest of the child. The court could grant him supervised visits to...Read more »
My ex (never married) owes $10k in back child support and the Ohio CSEA has done nothing to enforce it except for when I alert them that he missed multiple payments, then they will issue a warning letter and magically I'll get a small sum but its a repeating cycle. We just established a... Read more »
If he knows that you could file a motion with the court asking to have him held in contempt for failure to pay, then perhaps he will agree to a change in custody. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise you.
She was always 2+3 hours late.I drove an hour to meet, I need to get legal visitation.I will pay child support if I have to. I paid $1000s for her child support to keep her out of jail, paid $800 past due to her past electric bills so she can have it on for her/daughter in her apartment ,she lost... Read more »
If there is no court order giving you parenting time, then you will have to file with the court for parental rights, and that could take a while, since some courts are operating more slowly because of the virus and backlog of cases. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney...Read more »
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.
What rights would the mother have if the father decided not to give the children back after the agreed visiting weekend? There are no court orders and the children have been living with the mother at their primary residence.
If the parties are unwed and there is no parenting order in place then the father has no parenting time rights. The mother can take the kids back, using the police if she wishes. It would then be up to the father to seek a parenting order.
The court filing fee is about $300 to 400. If an investigation is required to determine parenting issues, then several hundred more. Legal fees for an attorney could be from a thousand, to many thousand, depending on what happens. The process takes at least a few months, and can take up to a...Read more »
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 »
I do not have visitation setup as his mother and I have always worked that out between each other. Child support is setup through court. If he can come live with me I would need to move to Indiana where my support group is as my family doesn't live here. How do I go about doing this
The court will consider all the testimony and evidence to determine whether moving away is in the best interest of the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and advise you.
Parents have superior rights. Your other parent could seek custody but must show a change of circumstances since custody was given to mother and that it is in your best interest for the other parent to have custody. For a non-parent to gain custody, your mother must be shown unfit.
I have never been a threat to the child. I do not even see the child. I have no criminal background, a great job and custody of my own two children. I feel like this is just an attempt to try to sabotage his new relationship
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 »
Witnesses generally need to have personal knowledge of something relevant or else their testimony is going to be very brief. I suspect they disagree agree with your assessment that they lack personal knowledge of the events.
I'm divorcing my husband. He's relapsed 5 times in the past 7 months of marriage and it is his 2nd time in rehab in the past 3 years. He was in sober living for the past month, but I fear he's relapsed, now he's blocked me and I know nothing of his whereabouts. He has severe... Read more »
A court will review all the circumstances to determine what is best for the child. A divorce cannot be finalized until after the child is born. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can review all the facts of your situation and advise you how best to proceed.
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.
daughter December 29 of this year. She is still married but pursuing a divorce. I’m terms of parenting, is there anything we have to do so I can sign the birth certificate and legally be my daughters father in the eyes of the Ohio government?
Her divorce cannot be finalized until after the baby is born. Then the court can have a DNA test to determine who is the father. Until then, her husband will be considered the father. If he is not the biological father, then after the divorce is final, the mother can marry the biological father...Read more »
I willing allowed my daughters paternal grandparents to care for her while I worked on my addiction. There has never been CPS involvement. Now that I have been sober for over a year and have my own place I've asked for my daughter to return to my care and the grandparents refuse. We have been... Read more »
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