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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Removing abusive adult son from home legally?

BIL is systematically attempting to remove MIL from her home and keep it. Claims that there is verbal agreement and refusing to leave, threatening suites. How to get him out.

Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq
answered on Sep 10, 2022

She should hire an attorney, go to court and file for an eviction. However, she must follow the legal procedures regarding notice, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Flying a drone, gets stuck on top of commercial building, property manager has to pay get it down, do I have to repay?

I got the drone back, said he may have to charge me because his crew may charge him, I may not be properly licensed but was not near any controlled air space.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to discuss with a local attorney, nationwide such a situation would usually be on the drone operator. If the crew is regularly up there to check equipment or perform maintenance, they could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Do I have to let my child's father have alone visits if I get child support? He is narcissistic and has mental issues ?
Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Sep 7, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: can i get emer. custody of my 4 y/o and her 9 y/o sister who is not mine but I have raised since age 3 as mom is in jail

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

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Sep 7, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: We sold a car to a family friend and now not getting paid.

OHIO, So my boyfriend had a car and my mom's friend needed a car. He put a lot if money into it as she promised she would pay him (in payments) for the car. He wasn't even. Asking for the full total of how much he had spent on it getting it reliable for her to drive. He didn't get... Read more »

Jennifer Nicole Brown
Jennifer Nicole Brown
answered on Sep 6, 2022

The potential answers to your question depend, in part, upon some facts not included in your summary. In Ohio, the Certificate of Title is evidence of ownership pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4505.04.

Did your husband transfer title to the vehicle to the new owner, or is the title...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I had a question about visitation without a court order

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 »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Sep 2, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Hello. I am wondering if I can appeal a civil judgement in Ohio. The plaintiff is our previous landlord.

She won a 15k judgment based on nothing but lies. We have to pay 10k just for floors and walls to be painted when they look EXACTLY like they did when we moved in. We didn’t have pictures in court but now we do (we dug through our camera rolls and found tons) we moved in and the floors were awful... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
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Charles William Michaels
answered on Sep 2, 2022

First, I am not an Ohio lawyer. That being said, an appeal is always an option. Check the court rules about when you must note an appeal, and the next steps after that. It seems from your story that you might have an appeal issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: My adult granddaughter has a court date for Sept. 9th to finalize her dissolution of marriage, in Greene County Ohio.

The court says if he does not show on court day, they cannot do anything. The husband just informed my granddaughter that he is moving to Kentucky. He says he will be there for court, but we know better. What can she do to get this uncontested, all signed, in agreement, dissolution done on court... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Sep 1, 2022

In order for a Dissolution in Ohio to be finalized both parties must sign all documents and appear to give their consent to the Dissolution at the Dissolution hearing. Some counties allow Zoom, Whatsapp or Bluejeans video attendance if one party cannot appear in person. Parties should contact the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I am an hourly worker, I am required to be at work and do work, I do college assignemnts when free do I get pay during?
Matthew J.P. Coffman
Matthew J.P. Coffman
answered on Aug 31, 2022

Whether an employee is entitled to pay will depend on the circumstances. If you are required to be at work and are performing work, this is certainly compensable time. Employees must be paid for work suffered or permitted. Based on your description of the issue, you are at work and are required to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Ohio on
Q: The cease and dissist letter stated, since we are using the word Eden in our name they want us to abandon our trademark.

The cease and dissist letter stated, since we are using the word Eden in our name they want us to abandon our trademark, or they will take legal action. As I have stated, we Trademarked the name back to Edens herbs shop and theirs is Edens food. Is this legal?

Sergiy M Sivochek
Sergiy M Sivochek
answered on Aug 31, 2022

Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a meaningful answer to this question without having much more information. Generally speaking, goods/services do not have to be the same for a trademark infringement to occur so if that herbs shop sells edible herbs, that may be a problem. But the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: I had a cup of hot string bean juice thrown in my face by another employee at my job what are my options on what to do

I didn't suffer any major Burns but mentally I have been stressed out since she threw this cup of string beans used in my face burning my face and neck eyes and Chin what are my options

James Monast
James Monast
answered on Aug 31, 2022

You have a valid work injury claim. If you have developed an emotional reaction to your injuries and the incident, you may be able to get treatment under your claim. You'd have to have a psychologist or other mental health professional confirm a diagnosis and file a motion to have the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a jailed defendant in a pending criminal case in Ohio view the probable cause search warrant affidavit? If so, how.
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

The search warrant affidavit is almost certainly marked counsel only. The defendant's lawyer can share the contents of it with the defendant but cannot actually give the defendant a copy. The defendant should ask to speak with his or her attorney regarding the contents of the affidavit.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If I were at a drive-thru and was being cut off after waiting a long time and I bumped the car in front of me can I get

In trouble if I drove away and she was calling the police? There are two ways to enter the drive-thru. She pulled into the one side about 7 minutes after me and insisted that she was first.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Yes, you can get in trouble for leaving the scene of an accident.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If a case is pending, how do I find out?

Case information, local or moved to federal level.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Most court websites have docket search features which allow you to search for cases by party name. The federal courts have a service called PACER which allows you to do so for all federal courts as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: How to change custody order child been staying with non custodial parent for at least a year age 13

Points child wants to stay with non custodial

Custodial not providing correct school in wrong district

Custodial sometimes has no electricity or water

Custodial refuses to give care insurance card to get child care needed

Custodial has right for schooling... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Aug 30, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Am I able to present my full medical bill as a damage in a demand or just the amount paid by my health insurance?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 28, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For the purposes of showing damages in a bodily injury claim, I would present the full bill. It would have the line-by-line procedures. However, I would also disclose reimbursements that were enjoyed through no-fault,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: How is child support determined when there is 50-50 /50 custody Or 51/49
Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Aug 27, 2022

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3119.07 If the parents have split parental rights and responsibilities, the child support obligations of the parents shall be offset, and the court shall issue a child support order requiring the parent with the larger child support obligation to pay the net amount... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: What is my next step after getting a continuation for an ex parte hearing on temp. Custody?

My ex husband filed for an ex parte hearing for temporary custody of our daughters. I received the paperwork 2 days before the hearing. I filed a motion for a continuation the day before the hearing but was told that the magistrate wanted me to verbally ask for the continuation. At the hearing the... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Aug 27, 2022

Yes magistrate's have broad power to make orders to serve the best interests of the minor children of the case. The court will generally allow drug testing of parents if one parent offers to pay the cost or is alleging drug abuse and an emergency. It is highly advised that a parent involved... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: Change of status for a sibling on visiting visa

I am a LPR and my biological sibling is here in the U.S on a visiting visa. Can I apply for a change of status while he is in the US? Does he need to be outside the country until a decision is made or he can be here until a final decision is made about his application?

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Aug 24, 2022

Only U.S. citizens can petition their siblings, there is no visa category for siblings of LPRs.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Q: I have been named as the trustee in my brother's 2008 Ohio will. He and his wife divorced in 2020. He passed last week.

My brother died last week. We though he had no will. We found one today. His only son, my nephew is 16 and the will states that he leaves everything to him. His ex-wife has hired an attorney. My brother left his son some jewelry and some silver coins. His home loan was maxed out and the house needs... Read more »

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Sorry for your loss. First, you are under no obligation to do anything. But, I would probably wait 6 months (the Ohio statute of limitations for unsecured creditor claims) and then file for a release from administration to transfer the automobile title to his son. And, yes, you may waive your right... Read more »

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