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 »
ultrasounds of my children and a baby picture of my friends baby, the "baby" wasn't going to survive or go home. We have confronted her and everyone knows the truth, she used fake phone numbers to pretend to be me and my friends to him. I want to get a divorce and for her to get the... Read more »
A minor cannot be emancipated in Ohio. It is normal for there to be friction between teens and their parents. Talk to your parents, other family members, a teacher, or other trusted adult if there are problems. Here is a link to more information about emancipation in Ohio:...Read more »
Contact Child Support Enforcement Agency about starting action to collect the child support, or file a motion with the court for the father to be held in contempt for non-payment of child support. But there is nothing you can do to make him be involved. Check your local court web site for the name...Read more »
Father filed for custody in 2015 and never appeared to finalization hearing so case was dismissed but is now threatening to appear at mothers house with police presence To take child out of home and mother has full custody.
It is an empty threat. If he cannot provide the police with any custody order, they are not going to do anything. Call your local police ahead of time, explain the situation, and tell them to be alert for him making any false claims to them. If he makes any threats of physical harm or causes an...Read more »
I have court on the 27th and my last resort is to put my daughter's on the stand to tell their side of the story and how they are treated. Even after proving domestic violence in the home the magistrate still would not grant me temporary custody. they should have never been removed from my... Read more »
If this is a child custody matter then your daughter cannot testify. Instead, you should seek to have the court conduct an in camera interview with the child. The judge will speak with the child and the GAL alone and ask about how she is treated. Her testimony will not be allowed in open court.
No, Ohio does not permit emancipation except in very rare instances. Teens often have a difficult relationship with their parents. Talk to a family member, teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult who can help you. Here is more information about the very limited circumstances for...Read more »
care for 4 months and I haven't asked for a penny. But the State of KY is still receiving $ every month and my husband and I are the ones who are providing for her. We will have permanent custody in 2 months which means I would have her for 6 months. Is it illegal for the County to keep... Read more »
It’s up to the court to rule on motions to continue hearings. The county can only ask. As long as the court keeps granting them, it’s legal. You could start to object and perhaps the court will see fit to put a stop to the delays.
I'm 17 in 2 months. Neither of my parents want me at their house but are keeping me out of obligation. My mom recently threatened to send me to boot camp. I don't do everything perfect and I do mess up a lot. But all of my major accomplishments, I did it by myself and I know I would be... Read more »
Your parents have a legal obligation to support you until you are 18. Ohio does not allow emancipation for your situation. Teens and parents often find it difficult to live together. So talk to your parents, a teacher, coach, school counselor, pastor, or other trusted adult who can review your...Read more »
Their father was only in the picture when it was convenient for him. I helped raise, care for, and provide for them since their birth and was with them pretty much everyday. When their Mother passed on January 6, 2018, they went to live with their dad and he has cut off almost all contact with... Read more »
You may file a petition for custody in your county's juvenile court. You have a lot of the deck stacked against you for this. You have to first prove that the father is an unsuitable parent, a high burden, and then prove that custody for you is in the best interest of the minor children. Most...Read more »
If there is a court order for custody or parenting, then you must follow the court order. Talk to your mother about asking the court to change it. If there is no court order, and your parents are married, then it is up to your parents to decide. If there is no court order, and your parents are...Read more »
We have been together off and on over 10 years. I’ve always took care of them and had them with me. He rarely ever spends time with them due to running a buisness and constantly working. No paternity test established other than store bought. He’s not on the birth certificates. I’ve been... Read more »
A court will review all the facts to determine what parenting arrangement is in the best interest of the children. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review your situation and advise you.
I am starting a full-time nursing program August 12th 2020 through July 1st 2021 and I will not be able to get my daughter on my Wednesday evening visit so my mother was going to take my daughter for those few hours. Now my ex husband is saying he will not allow my mother to take her and that she... Read more »
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