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Q: How do I fill out divorce papers with chikdren
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 22, 2020

Fill them out completely and accurately. But there are many forms, and they can be complicated or confusing. If you need assistance, check if your local court has a legal clinic with volunteers to help. Or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to represent you.

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Q: I am filing for a dissolution without children. Do I need 2 copies for affidavit of property ? One for me and 1 for him.
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 20, 2020

Typically, each spouse must file an affidavit of property and sign it. Check with your local court to find out what forms it requires. If the court staff will not answer questions, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to represent you so you don't make a mistake... Read more »

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Q: Do i have a right to choose between visiting my father for the summer or staying with my mother.

So I'm 15 years old and my parents ARE divorced. So every summer i went to see my dad. My father lived farther away due to the military. When i was 13 my mom decided to let me live at my dad and stepmoms house. I lived there for about a year before me and step mother just clearly didn't... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 14, 2020

Your mother and father must follow the court ordered visitation schedule. If they deviate from it, the court could hold one or the other in contempt. But either of them can file with the court asking to change the visitation schedule, so talk to them about doing that. The court would also listen... Read more »

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Q: I want an abatement of my divorce court proceedings until covid19 pandemic is over. Is this possible in Ohio?
Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq answered on May 12, 2020

Since COVID-19 is not going to be “over” for a year or more, and the courts will find ways to move cases forward, that is unlikely. The only way to stop a divorce generally is for both parties to agree to dismiss the case.

If your property values have been affected, you may have to...
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Q: My ex claimed both of my kids on our taxes, when we are supposed to alternate one each, anything I can do?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 8, 2020

You can file with the court to have your ex held in contempt for not following the parenting agreement. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a divorce attorney to review the situation and advise you. To fix the tax issue, talk to your tax preparer.

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Q: I live here in Youngstown and i would like to file for a divorce. I was married in South Bend, Indiana. I need help.

I am on disability.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 5, 2020

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to assist you. It does not matter where you were married. If you have lived in Ohio 6 months, and in your county for 90 days, you can file in your county.

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Q: I am in the process of filing for divorce. We reside in the same rented home is there any way to have him leave

Before the divorce is finalized, the household situation has become hostile and we have children as well. I know legally the rented home is his as well as mine but I am the only person employed and covering all the bills, including the rent

Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq answered on Apr 25, 2020

You are correct that both of you have a right to be in the residence. In Ohio, there is no uniform rule regarding one spouse having exclusive occupancy. Rather, this is governed by the local rules of each county’s domestic relations court. You will need to see if your situation fits the local... Read more »

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Q: Can I get emancipated at 16? Is there any possible way?
Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq answered on Apr 14, 2020

Sorry, but we don’t have this in Ohio. If you are trying to get out of your parents’ home, the only way is to be removed by the state due to abuse or neglect.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: I have sole Custody of my 6 children. Ex has limited visitation due to DV.

Per our divorce order he is able to claim 3 kids for taxes. What happens to the kids stimulus checks? They solely live with me and I provide all support.

Amy Turos
Amy Turos answered on Apr 14, 2020

This is such a new issue that the Courts are trying to figure this issue out right now. It really depends if he is behind on child support. If he claimed the 3 kids this year he may get the money. If I were you I would file a motion with the Court requesting allocation of the stimulus money if he... Read more »

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Q: I divorced my ex 4 years ago. I have a car financed in both our names that I just paid off. How do I take him off title?

I have it included in our divorce decree that I will be getting my car free of his claim. However, we never refinanced at that time. I have been making all payments myself for 4.5 years. Now that I have paid it off, I got a letter from the bank that the lien has been released, and I am not sure how... Read more »

Amy Turos
Amy Turos answered on Apr 13, 2020

The first thing I always advise my clients is to review your divorce decree. If you don't have a copy you can always call the clerk of courts office in which County you obtained your divorce.

I do not have a copy your divorce decree so I'm making assumptions. If you were awarded...
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Q: I'm my brain injured husband's guardian. How do I go about divorcing him. He's a cheating heroin addict.

I asked for divorce prior to him having a anurism burst. Now he is a five years old. This was from his drug use.

Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq answered on Apr 11, 2020

I’m sorry for your situation. You will need to resign as guardian and someone else will need to be appointed. There is a conflict of interest with you as guardian and suing him for divorce. Since there may be issues with his support and any government aide he may receive, you need to consult a... Read more »

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Q: I have been separated from my ex for over 14 years we have no property no children together. He don't live here, what's
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Mar 31, 2020

You can still likely file an uncontested divorce. So long as he is served with the complaint you can bring a witness with you to court to testify as to your reason for getting a divorce, and the court can enter a divorce decree.

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Q: I am going through a dissolution and I was told to bring a judgement entry form.

Do my ex and I fill it out and sign it or does the judge fill it out?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 31, 2020

You must prepare the form and take it to the hearing with you for the judge to sign. Check if the court web site has a form or call them.

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Q: My S/O got a divorce and His ex wife never changed her name to his. But the agreement has the married name, it is legal?

My boyfriend got a divorce 6 years ago but his ex never legally changed her last name to his but on the divorce agreement at the top it has her name being changed. If that wasnt her legal name does the document still have affect?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 28, 2020

It is valid. She is not required to change her name.

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Q: Does everyone have to file the income and expenses paperwork to file for dissolution?

Separated for a year, agree on everything including child support, everything has already been divided.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 25, 2020

Check court's web site for the forms that it requires. Typically, both spouses must submit the income and expense forms, which must be signed and notarized, even if everything has been agreed. That way, if a spouse hides an asset and fails to disclose it, there is a court record of it.

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Q: If girlfriend is not on the lease can I change the locks and only let her INSIDE when I am home
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 23, 2020

That could work. But she could call the police and sue you for wrongful eviction. Try to work it out without adverse consequences.

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Q: Wife left me and 2 children 10 years ago, We owned a home together. No contact with children since 2013 from her. We do

Not know where she is. How can I get my divorce. I do not know why it's showing Philadelphia. I am in Ohio. Issue on my end sorry.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 4, 2020

You can still get a divorce by filing it and then publishing a notice in the paper. There is a court process for doing that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to assist you.

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Q: I have been divorced about 10 years and in the divorce settlement I have to pay my ex $700/month when I retire.

When we divorced I was a school teacher and he was a veterinarian trying to establish his private practice so I was making more $. Can I have the original divorce settlement reopened as his income is higher than mine?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 2, 2020

It depends on what your divorce decree and separation agreement say about that and whether those specify that the court retains jurisdiction to make changes. Contact the attorney who handled your divorce, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review and advise you.

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Q: Do I still have to provide health insurance before a dissolution is final?

Going through a dissolution. My wife doesnt work and is trying to draw disability.

Do I have to provide health insurance until the dissolution is final?

Her attorney says that I do and that if not, I will be held solely responsible for all her medical bills.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2020

The court usually requires the parties to keep paying whatever bills they have been paying until the dissolution or divorce process is over. To complete a dissolution, both parties must agree to all the terms. If you stop paying, the dissolution could be converted to a divorce, and the court... Read more »

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Q: how can I find an affordable lawyer to help me file for divorce and request spousal support?

been married 24 years and living seperate since June 2019

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 26, 2020

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to locate local divorce attorneys and talk to them to find one to work with. Or call your local bar association. Many lawyers offer a free consultation. If you file for divorce, you can ask the court to order your spouse pay temporary spousal support during the divorce... Read more »

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