Joseph Jaap's answer Check the parenting or custody agreement for anything that covers this situation. Also check the standard court guidelines for parenting that typically are incorporated into a custody agreement. The mother could file in court to make a change to the custody depending on the circumstances. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all of the documents and circumstances and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer A parent who does not have custody can still be required to pay child support. The court would have to approve any reduction in child support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise.
Joseph Jaap's answer That will have to be resolved in whatever court granted the custody. Transferring from OH to MD could be more complicated. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a family law attorney in OH and possibly in MD also.
Joseph Jaap's answer Check the local probate court for the guardianship process. You will need and attorney, so use the Find a Lawyer tab. Meanwhile, talk to children's services which might give you emergency custody to enroll him in school.
Joseph Jaap's answer It possibly could be. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the court action and advise you of your options and motions to file with the court to re-hear the custody issue.
Joseph Jaap's answer If the court granted you custody, then you and his mother will have to file with the court to change that custody order. The court will review al the facts that you submit to determine if it is in his best interest to make that change. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you in filing with the court.
Joseph Jaap's answer If you are not married to the mother, and if a court has not granted you parental rights or custody, then the mother has sole custody, and gets to decide where she lives and when or if you can see her. File to establish paternity and for parental rights. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to represent you. Mother can then apply for child support from you.
Joseph Jaap's answer If the order only addressed "medical" and not also "dental," and the braces are not medically required, then he might not be required to pay. But it depends on the specific wording in the order. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the decree and all the facts, and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer There is a chance that the court would start giving her time with the child now, and possibly full custody later. The court will determine what is in the best interest of the child based on all the testimony and evidence presented to the court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to help you with that process.
Joseph Jaap's answer Before doing that, if you have any other family members, teachers, or trusted adults to talk to about it, you should do that first. But you can call the local children's services office. They will investigate and could move you into foster care.
Joseph Jaap's answer Your custody order or the local court rules probably require you to file a notice of intent to relocate with the court that has jurisdiction of the custody. The court then notifies the grandparents, and there can be a court hearing. The court will then review all the facts and determine any changes to the custody order, and could require that your son continue to see the grandparents, which would effectively make it impossible for you to move. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local...
Joseph Jaap's answer Courts assume that parents will act reasonably and responsibly to resolve these issues. If the parents cannot agree, then most parenting orders require the parents to go to mediation to try to resolve it before they are permitted to file with the court for the court to decide. Contact the court to initiate mediation.
Joseph Jaap's answer It isn't up to your brother, it's up to the judge to determine what is in his best interest, based on all the facts introduced as evidence in court for the judge to consider. The judge can consider your brother's preference, but that is not the only factor. Since you do not know what happens a ta hearing, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to represent you and help you present evidence to the court.
Joseph Jaap's answer Ohio does not have emancipation for your situation. See this link for more information: https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/
Joseph Jaap's answer There is different residency for different purposes - taxes, voting, school enrollment, jurisdiction for lawsuits. Each state sets its own rules. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact a lawyer in the state where you might live.
Joseph Jaap's answer Nothing stops you from moving, but until you establish residency in a new state, which could take 6 months, the prior state retains jurisdiction over any child custody issues, and the court could require you to return the children. Before moving, use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney about your options.
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