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Q: can my mom call the police on me for staying at my dads if he has filed for custody after she filed for child support

Only proof my dad has of right to me is dna testing we never been to court to put in visitation rights.So I’m just wondering if she could call the cops on me if I don’t come home because I want stay at my dads till court for custody

Joseph Jaap answered on May 9, 2019

Your mother has custody of you until a court says otherwise. She can call the police on both you and your father. That will not help his attempt to get custody.

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Q: Can I sign over parental rights if mother has lost custody and not be responsible for support?

Bio mom's sister has custody. I have never had a relationship with child.

Denise Rini Esq answered on May 8, 2019

Only a parent has control over parental rights, though any person may file for Legal Custody, but the Parents must be notified.

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Q: I have a shared parenting plan. The dad is not taking the kids his time. Can I ask for an adjustment on child support?

In the agreement, he is to have the kids every other week. Child support has been reduced from $1000 a month to $500 because of this. He has made no effort to take them for his week for the past year. Every weekend he goes away, I have tracked it on a calendar. The children are 14 and 16 and do... Read more »

Denise Rini Esq answered on May 8, 2019

Greetings from the North Coast. The short answer is YES. The Court may deviate the Child Support Guidelines based on time spent. You will have to file a Motion to Modify Child Support and the amount must be more than 10% of the current child support.

Hope this helps. denise

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Q: Am I able to transfer child support from the county it was started in because my ex wife hasn't lived there for 3 years?

My ex wife established CS in Wayne county 4 years ago. A year later she moved and has continued to reside in Lorain county which is where I also live. Wayne county has refused my requests for a review since having my one year old daughter with my recent experience who also receives child support.... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 27, 2019

She should file a change of address in Wayne with CS and the court. Check CS and the court web sites for the forms to file. If Wayne CS is refusing to review because you don't live there, and if filing the change of address doesn't change it to Lorain, then file to change it over to Lorain.

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Q: I have a 13 year old daughter who wants to live with me and that has lived with me for almost a year because her mother

has been living in a hotel. Her mother just now got an apartment and wants her to live with her now. My daughter wants to stay with me. What can I do to make sure she can live with me?

Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 27, 2019

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... Read more »

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Q: I am 17 years old in Ohio, and my negligent grandparents have legal custody of me. Could I call CSB on them?

My grandfather is negligent and my grandmother has frontal lobe dementia. They both have legal custody of me because my birth mother gave me to them when she was incarcerated. Could I call CSB and ask them if I can live with another family member who's willing to take me in (aunt, uncle, etc.)?

Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 13, 2019

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.

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Q: I am 17 years old and I will be 18 in 6 months. Is it legal for me to run away and not face any punishments by the law?

If I do run away and I get caught by the police, can they force me to return home? Can I refuse to return home if i am not in danger?

Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 5, 2019

You can be apprehended and placed in juvenile detention if you are under 18. If there are problems, talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult.

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Q: How do I establish residency in a state? If I move...

Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 1, 2019

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.

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Q: We are still married - no legal separation, no court child custody (6 and 12 yrs old) - could I leave the state of oh?

Moved to fix things, he had someone else. Kept son that now wants to stay with him. Trying to make me look like an unfit mother. How do I establish residency in a state?

Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 1, 2019

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... Read more »

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Q: I lost custody 8 years ago and haven't been allowed to see my her. I finally have my life together. What can I do to...

To get her back. They refuse to work with me. And I want to have a relationship with her.

Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 8, 2019

Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you of your options. You could file in court to re-establish contact. The court would decide if that is in the child's best interest considering all the facts. If you are not paying child support,... Read more »

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Q: My wife and I are going through a divorce. If she is not seeking child support will the court force it?

We share parenting and any costs that are for the kids we split minus food and housing.

Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 7, 2019

If you and she agree on everything in an uncontested divorce, and you both have relatively equal time with the child, equal sharing of expenses, relatively equal incomes, and each can provide an adequate place to live, then the court might allow an adjustment to the standard child support... Read more »

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Q: It has been 14 years are we still allowed to go after her father for child support?

And if so what if he is incarcerated?

Matthew Williams answered on Jan 25, 2019

You can still go after him...but people who are incarcerated are rarely able to pay

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Q: I am a father in Ohio me and the kids mom separate but still married and she dropped our kids off do I have custody

Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 25, 2019

If you are married, both parents have custody, until a court order says otherwise. If you file for legal separation or divorce, then the court will determine custody issues. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.

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Q: Is it possible to get help in navigating the divorce packet, I need to know that I have filled everything out correctly.

Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 21, 2018

Some courts or local law schools have legal clinics with volunteers to answer questions. Otherwise, it is prudent to retain a local family law attorney to assist you. If the documents are not done properly, or you fail to include something, it can be difficult or impossible to fix later. Use the... Read more »

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Q: when will I receive payments?

The support order was effective 12/1/18 and it is now 12/11/18. When will I start receiving payments. The father gets paid weekly. It is about $750 a month. When will It get processed and when will I start recieving child support?

Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 11, 2018

It could take several weeks, especially over the holidays. Call the child support agency and ask them for an estimate. Don't count on receiving anything until possibly January. It might come sooner, but probably not.

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Q: I'm a father paying child support. The mother recently told me to pay 3 yrs of increases to health ins. all at once .

Instead of coming to me every year or going to the courts for modifications, she's demanding that I should pay her a one time payment of over $500 to cover this. Can she come to me for three years all at once? If she did go to the court will they demand that I pay it or does she need to do this... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 14, 2018

An attorney would have to review the child support order and what it says about health insurance payments. If you pay what you can to spread out the $500, a court would take that into consideration. But use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney.

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Q: Free legal advice regarding family law

single mother, 2 children with a man that i was never married to. He is trying to get child support from me even though i have supported him for the last year and a half and time with the kids has been split evenly. I have also been buying everything for the children aside from food, which he gets... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 24, 2018

If you are not married to him, he has no rights until he establishes paternity and a court grants him parenting rights. With no court order for visitation or parenting in place, you are the sole legal custodian of your children, and you do not have to allow him any access to the children at all,... Read more »

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Q: I'm to appear Pro Se in court, not by choice 4 Divorce Case. My Ex wont help & I can't afford for Attorney myself.

I am seeking some Pro-Bono, or very low cost legal advice/ representation in a Civil Divorce case filed against me in Lake county IL.

My husband left " for a new Job" 1year ago, leaving our 11y,o daughter(with ASD), and me behind. He said he wanted us to join him once our home here was... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 15, 2018

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney in Lake County, IL where the court is. The attorney can advise you about seeking spousal support (alimony) along with child support, and the court also could order your spouse to pay your attorney fees. Call around to attorneys in Lake... Read more »

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Q: Single mother in ohio

My child’s father pays child support after I took him to court for it. He never asks to see my child he only saw our child once. Our child is now one years old. If he were to take me to court and asks for joint custody and proves he makes more money than me , is there a chance he be granted joint... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 26, 2018

He always has the right to go to court and ask for parenting time and custody. The court would decide what is in the best interest of the child at that time based on all the evidence properly presented to the court. It could order supervised visits to start, and then increase the parenting time... Read more »

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Q: Do i have to pay child support?

I live in ohio. I am already divorced and i was told the judge took all my rights away. i never see my kid. do i still need to pay child support?

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 18, 2018

If the court orders you to pay child support, you must pay it, or be found in contempt of court and possible put in jail. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the facts of your situation and advise you.

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