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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Wife wants me to relinquish rights in disillusion. Should i?

My wife requested that I relinquish the rights to my daughter so that she can get better benefits and I wouldn't have to pay support. We live in Ohio. This doesn't sound right. Everything I have found says she would need someone to adopt and I would never see my baby again. Also I would end up... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 5, 2020

Unless another person adopts your daughter you will still pay child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: If I'm married to the kids mother why do they still take child support out of my checks
Tonya VanBenschoten
Tonya VanBenschoten answered on Apr 3, 2020

Likely because there is a child support order that has been issued. Did you get notice from CSEA? If the two of you are still living together then child support would not be proper. If you're living separately, then the order will issue as it will be assumed that you are not providing support.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP OF AN APPEAL IF I DISAGREE WITH THE DECISION FROM THE 8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 18, 2020

You have to file a memorandum of jurisdiction with the Ohio Supreme Court asking them to take the case. Supreme Court Cases are very different because you first have to convince the court to take the case, then win it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: How much is too much: support with medical ins and cost and other?

Fiancee pays about 750 a month in support for 2 children with his ex wife. 17 and 13. He also pays 112 a week for ins, which if he was the only one on it would pay 40 a week. He also was ordered to pay 25 a month which is half of her student loan because he never obtrained an attorney during their... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2020

Ohio recently changed its child support calculation, and tax laws also have changed. He should use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney to review the finances and other facts, re-run the support calculation, and advise him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: If my 17 yr old son gets someone pregnant do I have to pay for the baby? She will be 18 in May. Muskingum county

They have been talking about wanting a baby I have done everything I can to keep them apart. But he sneaks out. If they get pregnant do I have to pay support for the baby? She will be 18 in May 2020 and he will be 18 in September 2020.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 24, 2020

Unless she is pregnant already, the baby would be born after both are 18, and no longer minors. She would pay medical expenses for the delivery, then she can file for him to pay child support until the child reaches age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I will be 18 in about two weeks, my mom is mentally, emotionally & physically abusive. Can I leave legally w/o her know

I have a family who would be willing to let me live with them bc they have known the long history of her abuse, and have encouraged me to leave. I graduate from High school in 3 months, is his even realistic for me to do? Can I do this legally and how can I keep her from bothering me or trying to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 24, 2020

Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. When you are 18, you are no longer a minor. If you leave, will you still have health insurance, car insurance, other support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Ohio on
Q: In ohio doing my own dissolution paperwork, do I need to fill out the forms for child support if we are not doing it?

The packet I got online says the child support forms need to be filled out but we are not asking for child support from each other.

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Feb 19, 2020

The answer is, most likely yes.

In a dissolution, the parties largely get to control the terms of the agreement. But, all domestic relations courts require that you disclose a wide variety of information and complete all of their required forms.

The court's website is your best...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: So I'm 16, I was wondering if I could legally move in with my boyfriend and his parents

Without the consent of my parents if it was ok with his parents, I wouldn't be in any danger, and my parents don't know him or his family, but I know his family is good people

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 6, 2020

Of course you can't. You could get in trouble, and his parents could get in trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I pay child support and my daughters mom up and left to florida . my daughter was born in ohio. What can i do?

She refuses to let me contact her overall but its been a year in a half that shes been gone. My daughter is now 7 how can i get my rights for visitation without having to go to florida

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Jan 28, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the legal liability of the Employer knowingly participating in a scheme to prevent court-ordered child support?

The employer allows the employee to circumvent paying child support by paying the employee through a corporation designed to defraud the Child Support system.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 24, 2020

Talk to the local prosecutor's office. It would be their decision whether to to investigate.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Some individuals in the State of Ohio are incorporating in an attempt to avoid paying back child support. Is this legal?

The newly formed corporation now bills the employer and gets paid because the money goes to the corporation and not the individual. Child support is not aware of the new arrangement and thus the individual has been paid with no child support being deducted. Is this a legal way to avoid paying child... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 24, 2020

Child support will still be owed, and the person can be found in contempt for non-payment, and the court can impose sanctions in that person. The person to whom it is owned should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to file with the court seeking to have the person held in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I agreed to $0 child support a year ago in ohio and filed a modification, what is my chance of winning. org obl. was 600

joint custody

I thought we made the same amount of money, right after court he got a large raise and his taxes do not add up to what he put on original form.

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Jan 16, 2020

It will depend on several factors. Primarily, Ohio Courts must look for a "change in circumstance" when deciding if child support should be adjusted. This means they will evaluate if the current circumstances are so different from when $0 support was agreed to, that the support amount needs to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Would it make sense to file a motion for the biological father to surrender his rights?

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 »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 3, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Custodial parent does not have the kids often could that result in decrease child support and/or custody?

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 »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 20, 2019

All of those issues are relevant when filing with the court seeking to modify child support and/or custody. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I want to know what is necessary and expected to get joint custody of my child. Im his father. We've never been married.

I was there for the whole birth. I signed the birth certificate and affidavit.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 17, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I owe child support arrears and I was found guilty one two counts of non support (F5's) my mom wants to give me a house

Can child support take the home if it is in my name for unpaid support? If so is there a way around it? For example putting the home in joint ownership (her and myself or my husband and myself) or can that be done? Thank you so much for your help.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 6, 2019

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local estate planning attorney who can review the situation and advise you. A trust can protect assets from creditors in some situations. An attorney can discuss options after reviewing all your circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Ohio on
Q: I purchased a motorcycle for my ex title in his name he has abandoned it can I do a point of sale. No child support paid
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 22, 2019

If the title is only in his name, you cannot sell it. Only he can. If he is not paying child support, contact the child support enforcement agency or file with the court to have him held in contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: What are my rights in this case?

I had a dissolution of our marriage two and a half years ago. We have a three year old daughter. We have shared custody. I get her every other weekend. I pay child support and allow the mother to claim her on taxes every year. My problem is when we got divorced she upped and moved 2 and a half... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 7, 2019

If that is what you agreed to in the dissolution and for her relocation, then you will have to try for a change. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to discuss the situation and your options for negotiating a change of the parenting schedule with your ex, or filing with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I turn 18 in 30 days. I cant stand being at my house anymore. Is it illegal if i was to leave right now and move out?

My friend has an apartment. Me and him both have jobs. I would still be going to school and getting my education.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 30, 2019

It could cause problems for you and for him if you leave before 18. Hang on for 30 more days. But consider that if you leave now or when 18, you might no longer have any health insurance, car insurance, or other support from your family. If your friend later kicks you out, then that could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: What can I do about wanting to leave my home?

I am 14 years old and I live in Ohio. My grandparents have had custody of me for a long time and I want to live with my mom. She is a recovered drug addict and has been clean for over four years. I am very close to running away if I cant legally leave my home. I am sick and tired of getting treated... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 27, 2019

Please talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. If grandparents have legal custody, then if you leave, you can get in trouble. To do it properly, your mother will have to file with the court to try to regain legal custody. Talk to her about that.

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