In a custody battle, my friend has gotten a new lawyer. Her previous one had been caught lying to her. The judge or court has refused to postpone the case, denying the new lawyer a chance to get caught up.
Yes, the judge can do that. The judge might think it is a stalling tactic, or there might have been prior delays. And the Ohio Supreme Court sets deadlines for resolving divorce cases. The new lawyer can appeal, but might have to proceed with the trial on schedule.
A parent can grant permission for a step parent to handle certain duties and responsibilities concerning their own child. However, issues may arise concerning the minor child if the other parent finds out that their child's opposite parent is relinquishing their duties and responsibilities to...Read more »
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.042 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. This means that the...Read more »
I have 4 yr old. her mom has 9 yr old which I have raised since age 3 (dad not in picture.) I have the girls at least 5 nights per wk. Mom is in jail. I want to get legal custody of both girls , but I need emergency custody now to make decisions regarding school, etc. since mom in jail
The best place to start for custody in Ohio when parents are unmarried is the County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court. When parents are unmarried and there are different Fathers two cases must be opened one for each minor child. Many county courts have help with filing packets for child custody...Read more »
My daughter's dad didn't want anything to do with her and didn't want anyone to know he had a child with me until there was a court order to prove that she was his now he wants to see her by himself without anyone there for more than a couple of hrs, he has seen her only a total of... Read more »
In Ohio, when parents are unmarried, the mother is the residential parent and legal custodian of the minor child until there a court order stating otherwise. The mother has the say if she wishes to grant the Father parenting time. The Father will need to file papers in court to allocate parental...Read more »
When parties need updated court orders concerning child custody in Ohio they can file a Motion for Change of Parental Rights and Responsibilities in the same case where there is already a court order. There are some forms available online from the Ohio Supreme Court which can be found at this link:...Read more »
Divorced 9/07/2021 in Ohio she was awarded the house but never finished the quick deed. I never signed a quick deed.My name is on mortgage and as of now it is still on the deed. She can't refinance cause she bought a new car after the divorce. The morgage company keeps calling due to missed... Read more »
Parties to a Divorce can file a Motion under Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure 60 B to request the court to grant relief from a Divorce or Dissolution judgment or order. Motions can be filed based on mistakes; inadvertence; excusable neglect; newly discovered evidence; fraud; etc. The motion shall be...Read more »
Under our court ordered parenting plan, it says that we must have a written agreement before either of us can transfer our sons school or a judge will make the decision if we can’t agree. What all needs to be included in this written letter, and does it need to be signed in front of a notary and... Read more »
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.04 (E) (2) (A) Both parents under a shared parenting decree jointly may modify the terms of the plan for shared parenting approved by the court and incorporated by it into the shared parenting decree. Modifications under this division may be made at any time. The...Read more »
My mother keeps my insurance cards from me so I cannot make appointments on my own and denys me dental care appointments as a form of punishment when I have an abscess tooth and a gum disease I believe. I have asked for years to go to a dentist as I've had this abcess for years. (Around 2... Read more »
I am the custodial parent living in NC. The father brought the complaint in Ohio. I have a deadline to answer to complaint and am wondering if i can ask for a continuace in order to retain counsel and if so how?
In Ohio, filing Motions for Ex Parte Emergency child custody orders varies county to county. They are not permitted in all counties and if they are permitted parties must meet the applicable legal standard to receive such an order. When an Ex Parte Motion is granted the court is required to hold a...Read more »
Me and my mom have been having ongoing issues between each other and it doesn’t get better and I have talked to my grandma about her and she has said I was welcome to live with her to have somewhere to go till I turn 18 in a few months or graduate highschool this school year, too specify more I... Read more »
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2919.23 no person, knowing the person is without privilege to do so or being reckless in that regard, shall entice, take, keep, or harbor a minor child from the parent, guardian, or legal custodian. A parent guardian or legal custodian must give permission for a minor...Read more »
I own the house. He's physically and emotionally abusive daily. He's been in detention over a dozen times in the past 5 years. He's been in short term psychiatric stays in excess of a dozen times as well. Law enforcement has been to our home multiple times and I do not feel safe.... Read more »
My mother-in-law received Medicaid benefits while she was in a nursing home. Upon her death the house and other assets were left alone as her husband was still alive. If us kids sell his house and vehicle before he dies will the state of Ohio stop the sale? If not, what happens when my... Read more »
If you sell the house now, Medicaid cannot take any of the sales proceeds, since your father-in-law is still alive. He can then spend the money as he sees fit on items for himself. Once he passes, then technically, Medicaid has a claim against the remaining funds from the sale. However, with some...Read more »
4 years ago we bought the suv together. 2 years ago I found him cheating, and kicked him out. He kept the car we paid off, and I drove (and paid for) that one. The other night I was at work, and he came and took the car. He sent me a text message saying he had it and to not report it stolen. He... Read more »
It depends on if he is an ex-boyfriend or an ex-spouse. If he is an ex-spouse, then the divorce decree and property separation agreement determine who gets the vehicle. But an unmarried couple does not have the same legal process for dividing a vehicle as in a divorce when they split up. If he...Read more »
If he establishes paternity, he will be paying child support until the child is 18, totaling tens of thousands of dollars. If the child will be staying in a different state, he will have little contact. He should use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to an OH family law attorney first, but he might...Read more »
I was under the impression that she was only living in the house while I moved out. It wouldn't make any sense for me to just give her the house and not get any return on the money I invested into it. Cuyahoga County. Ohio.
You might not be entitled to any payment. It depends on what terms were specified in your property separation agreement that was part of the dissolution, and if any equity or proceeds of sale were to be shared. Talk to the attorney who handled your dissolution. If you didn't have an...Read more »
As My Daughters Legal Guardian which was decided by a Magistrate in Ohio said that Legal Guardianship super seeds Power Of Attorney. But theirs places of business that I go for my Daughter won't except the Guardianship Document. They say I need To have something stating that I'm her Power... Read more »
The businesses are incorrect, but not much you can do to convince them otherwise if they insist on a POA. As guardian, you would be the person to sign the POA appointing yourself. That might work, or the businesses might also refuse to honor that POA if you signed it. Talk to the attorney who...Read more »
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