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Q: My name is Kelly. I am unmarried two kids no child support. What can I do

The father was ordered to pay child support. Have not received any for five years. The courts let him have visitation right but won't enforce child support. What can I do? I live in Ohio

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 12, 2019

Talk to the local Child Support Enforcement Agency to start with, and then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to file with the court to have him held in contempt if CSEA is not able to get payments going again.

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Q: I have 2 cases I need help with urgently. One is criminal and the other is child support. I am in Clermont Count. Please

Both cases have warrants on me.

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 8, 2019

Contact a local attorney

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Q: My daughter of who I have custody of went for visitation and the mother will not let her leave. I need help! In Ohio.

Child was removed by cps and custody was granted to me 9 years ago. Mother has never paid child support. Repeatedly harassed my family through cps. Rarely visits her throughout the year. Now my daughter has mentioned hurting herself and nobody will help me. I have been everywhere for help. I have... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 2, 2019

Contact the police and provide copy of the court custody documents. They should help you retrieve your daughter. If not, then use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney to assist you.

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Q: In the state ohio if a man pays child support and the child's mother signs her rights over to her mother does she still

Can she still recieve child support for that one kid since she signed that child's right over to her mother in Florida

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jul 16, 2019

Greetings from a steamy afternoon on the North Coast. No, the child support should be directed to the person who has Legal Custody. The Child Support Enforcement Agency can assist with the necessary paperwork.

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Q: If the mother has a higher income, can she be required to pay support to the father?

My daughter's father and I separated 3 months ago, never married. We are both residents of Hancock County Ohio. At this point, I try to let her see him as much as possible. However, he has not helped pay for anything other than half of the child care cost, usually about $40 a week. This has stopped... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Jul 8, 2019

Support can go either way mom to dad or dad to mom and depends on two things: who makes how much and with whom the children reside. If they aren’t living with him and he isn’t paying any of their expenses, he’s not entitled to support.

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Q: Can I get visitation cancelled for my daughter's father?

He fails to follow the visitation guide and support order over the past 2 to 3 years. He does not come to see/ pick her up on Wednesdays nor on his weekends. We are going back to court on August 21st. He has just started coming to pick her up on his holidays and on his weekends. He rarely shows... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 8, 2019

File to modify the visitation, and explain all that to the court on August 21. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you.

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Q: My son lives in VA with his mother, I live in Ohio. We have joint custody,she has physical because he was born there.

I pay $550 a month child support. What is this supposed to cover? She was on state assistance but currently works. My son no longer has medical insurance, so his medical issues are not being addressed. Is there anything I can do?

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 28, 2019

Child support payments are meant to help the custodial parent pay the expenses associated with having a child, which are numerous and varied. You could discuss it with the mother and ask her to use the child support to buy health insurance. You could look into whether he is eligible for government... Read more »

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Q: 8 years married, how much alimony will i be in title to in my divorce from my husband? We have two kids together as well

We have two kids together, which are 3 and 10 how much child support would i get for my kids and how does the laws fit in for a unemployed mother?

Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 27, 2019

There is no formula to determine alimony (spousal support). If the two spouses cannot agree on an amount and duration, then the court will review the income, expenses, debts, employability of someone who is unemployed, and total financial situation, and determine the amount and for how many years... Read more »

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Q: Me and my girlfriend are not married and we having a child together that is unborn yet. We live together.

She wants to apply for Medicare. Is Medicare free. Or is that taken out my paycheck? Like a child support?

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jun 17, 2019

Unless your girlfriend is 65, she is applying for Medicaid, health insurance for families.

Although you reside together, there is a chance that you will have to pay cash medical through a child support order from CSEA.

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Q: Why would he have to pay child support when he has the kids more than she does?

My boyfriend has to go to a hearing with his ex wife to determine child support but we have his son through the week and she has the weekends, On the weekdays she is going out on dates, taking her self out, etc. Will the court look at that to determine child support? Will he have to pay if he has... Read more »

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jun 7, 2019

Greetings from a bright and sunny Friday morning. The Court will take into consideration time spent for child support purposes, though the Father should also file a Motion for Legal Custody and curtail the Mother's parenting time.

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Q: Can I drop my child support or before court I have not went to court yet or have a court hearing all I did was file

I don't wish to keep the child support order before court would like to drop beforehand is there anyway I can do that in Ohio

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jun 3, 2019

The question: do you have a child support Order, either through the CSEA, (administrative order) or through a Court Order? If there is no order, CSEA has no way of processing the payment. You can pay directly, only by check, and write in the memo, child support and the month the Court should give... Read more »

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Q: Can I legally leave my 5 and 8yr old home alone for a short period? (OH)

For 1 1/2 hrs or less? Are there specific guidelines or codes for what is exeptable? They know safety rules and have a phone.

Denise Rini Esq answered on May 25, 2019

There is no official age that children can be left alone, though it is my experience, depending on the jurisdiction, where the police will have the authority to determine if it rises to the level of child endangering. You may wish to err on the side of caution and not leave an 8-year old with a... Read more »

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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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