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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Ok me and my friend are having a baby together but me and her are not together but we are both willing to work together

With out child support is that still mandatory or no?? Like do we have to pay child support even though we are not tryna go that route and are trying to both raise our daughter even though we are not in a relationship??

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 9, 2019

Both biological parents have responsibility to support the child through age 18, unless adopted. Either parent can apply for child support at any time until then. At the beginning, the parents might cooperate and share parenting duties so that neither applies for child support, but sooner or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: my ex wife makes over 80,000 a year and has remarried. I make 36,400 annually. I have to pay my ex 500 a month?

ex wife and mother of our 3 children makes a significantly larger amount of money to me. technically with her two jobs (professor and nurse) she makes over 100k. I just recently got a job making 36,400 a year. the divorce paperwork says im to pay 500 a month in child support (shared parenting,... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 30, 2019

Ohio recently changed its child support calculation, so you should check that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I fathered a child with a married woman. The child has his name and they are now getting divorced. Child support?

They decided independent of this revelation to get a divorce. They have 2 children and got a paternity test for both during divorce proceedings and the eldest is his, the younger is mine. The younger has his name and has been his child legally since birth. Who is more responsible for the child's... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 30, 2019

If you are established as the father, the mother can file for child support from you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My child's mother is threatening to put me on child support. Im working when she want me to watch him. What can I do?

I'm a single parent with four children. I have two jobs and instead of putting him in daycare she threatens to put me on child support. I get him in between jobs whenever I'm not working. Please help me.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2019

She has the right to file for child support. Your income and your expenses of support for your other children are taken into account in the child support calculation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
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
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 8, 2019

Contact a local attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
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
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Ohio on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
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
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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