Ohio Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: Lines of communication: Should a condo owner approach Board of Directors or management company with questions?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Start with the contact person at the management company. If they can't help, they can pass the problem to the board, or suggest that you contact the board president.

Q: My 13 year old daughter is talking to an older man who keeps texting her. What are my legal options to get him to stop?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Communications Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 21, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Take away her phone and other internet access devices, or install controls on them. Talk to the local police.

Q: I was friends with a 21 year old girl and I'm 16, parents filed a no contact order for the girl, is there a way around?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
No, you can't contact her. That would violate the order. If you do that, you could put her in trouble. Do you want to do that to her? Move on, and have no contact with her.

Q: My ex husband & have 50/50 parenting .. however his mom and dad pick her up and communicate with me because he isn’t

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Do the terms of the parenting agreement allow anyone other than your ex to pick them up? If not, then you could refuse to let the g-parents take them. Do the kids stay with the g-paretns after being picked up, or with your ex? Review the terms of the parenting agreement with your attorney, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.

Q: If a man at works is angry with me and says he is going to "get me", has he communicated a threat?

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
It could be interpreted that way. Threats are slippery because they depend so much on context. If the context is such that it genuinely frightened you and you believe he may act on it, then it's a threat. If the context is mostly friendly and you doubt he would do anything, then it probably isn't.

Q: Can messages on Facebook be subpoenaed by a defence law

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, electronic communications can be subpoenaed.

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