What you do depends on if you are currently married to the father, never married to him, or divorced with a court-ordered parenting plan currently in effect. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact a family law attorney in the county where the children reside review the situation and advise you of...Read more »
If you can't resolve it with her to find a mutually agreeable schedule, then attend the hearing and present your plan to the judge. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist you.
I have had both of my children ripped from underneath me. I pay child support for one and they left the state and I have no clue where she is. My son had an incident last year with his mother where children services were called on her and nothing was done and now she has moved out of state. I feel... Read more »
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus may be able to help. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) exists to provide free assistance and guidance to those attempting to navigate our complex legal system. In order to qualify for free services at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, you must meet income...Read more »
We have legally changed his name but Have not yet gotten his birth certificate changed. His new name is hyphenated and for football he'd like to go by just one of the last names but we were told he cannot.
Parents who need to make corrections or edits to a child's birth certificate can fill out a birth certificate Affidavit of Correction and submit it to any county local public health office. Information to change a birth record, form and locations of health offices can be found at this link:...Read more »
Most divorce laws are ridiculous and something needs to be done. No wonder divorce is so stressful. I am having so many problems with my almost ex not doing anything or giving me paperwork and he gets away with it
In 2019 we got a dog. Then she became everyone’s since I worked. He would always say it’s his dog but no legal papers saying he has ownership. Recently he moved. And I registered her under my name and now he is threatening to sue me. And he didn’t care about her for over a month since he’s... Read more »
A dog is considered personal property. If he sues you to get the dog, the court will determine who is the rightful owner based on all the evidence and testimony. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney if he sues you. Until then, you don't have to respond to him.
A kinship caregiver can file for legal custody or adoption of a child. The difference is that parents can still have residual rights when a third party has legal custody but in the course of an adoption the parental rights are permanently terminated. The court will not necessarily grant a kinship...Read more »
I am currently in foster care, and I planned on going back to my home and they wanna take the baby because they said he will not be safe there so if there is no evidence of him not being safe can they take him?
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.42 An unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. The Father or his...Read more »
It happened in Ohio, but I live in Kansas now. There are also other witnesses to what happened to me. He also showed me C.P. as I was told by 2 key witnesses... This was my grandfather that did this to me
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2305.111 (C) An action for assault or battery brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse based on childhood sexual abuse, or an action brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse asserting any claim resulting from childhood sexual abuse, shall be brought within...Read more »
Ohio is not a community property state. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3105.171 the Court must make an equitable division of all marital property. The Ohio code states that marital property does not include any separate property and that separate property can be found if one spouse has received an...Read more »
My daughter was an unmarried minor when she had my grandson and they lived with me for 2 years until she graduated high school. She has kept any contact with my grandson for the past 6 months, ever since someone called CPS on her. I have tax documents, a witness, and pictures that I would like to... Read more »
When parties for custody cases in Ohio wish to introduce evidence at trial they generally must follow the Ohio Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, the Ohio Rules of Evidence, the local rules of court and/or any case schedule regarding submission of trial exhibits. Providing...Read more »
My ex husband has full custody of my kids which is a while mother story of his deceit but he doesn’t have insurance on the kids will not take them to the doctor and there is 13 people living in his 3 bedroom ranch double wide what can I do to get my kids out of this situation my 13 year old... Read more »
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.051 (B)(2) A motion may be filed ... if the circumstances in the case have changed, at any time after a decree or final order is issued in the case (divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, annulment, or child support). Where the best interest of the...Read more »
A grandparent has the right to seek reasonable visitation of grandchildren if the parents are not married and at no time were married to one-another. An analysis is conducted on the best interest of the child standard. However, special weight is given to the parent as to whether it is in the best...Read more »
I forgot to say a few more things about that equity line of credit issue with my mother. Her house is in disastrous condition and is worth far, far less than what she owes the bank. So the bank simply taking the house, I don't think that will satisfy them, unless (I hope) by law that's... Read more »
Years ago the bank made me a co-owner (joint checking account) of my mother's checking account. I wanted to just be POA to help pay her bills, but they made me a joint owner instead. She has a $55,000 line of credit on her home that she will never pay off. She is under hospice care and pretty... Read more »
There is a separate case for each child in Ohio when the parents are unmarried. However parents can ask the court to combine the cases for purposes of hearings and calculations if the parties are the biological parents of the children.
My 16 year old son is leaving the house and staying gone for days. He will not respond to calls when calling him and is quick to let me know he is grown and dont have to ask permission to leave or answer calls, however I pay his cell phone bill. He's also disrespectful and will often try to... Read more »
Under the Ohio Revised Code a minor child cannot simply apply to a court for emancipation. Generally, a parent must support a minor child until age 18, or beyond age 18 if the child attends high school on a full-time basis, is incapable of being self-supporting due to disability or if parents...Read more »
The history of the parties plays a big role in how they conduct and carry out the terms of a shared parenting plan or child custody visitation order. Given the complexity of any case with a GAL etc there must have been some temporary orders in place while the case was pending. How were phone and...Read more »
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has launched 855-O-H-CHILD (855-642-4453), an automated telephone directory that will link callers directly to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their county. Reports can be anonymous
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