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Donald Wilson Roberts

Dublin Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. I can not afford a divorce. He's cheated on me and had multiple affairs. I want to divorce him but have no money. Please help.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew A Esposito
    2. Deborah Zaccaro Hoffman
    3. Donald Wilson Roberts
    4. David B Pittman
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on the comparative incomes between you and your spouse, the court may be inclined to award litigation expenses to allow you to hire an attorney. Also, the fact that you state that "he earns more than [you] do", suggests that you both are working and may not qualify for legal assistance at legal aid organizations. I would need to have answers to some additional follow up questions to more fully discuss your issue. You can reach me for a free consult at 614/207-1673.

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  2. If I file for divorce, can I take my children into international waters? Their father has already said yes, now says no.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. Donald Wilson Roberts
    4. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    4 lawyer answers

    There are a few more questions that must be answered to understand your situation fully. These sort of games are common but usually fairly simple resolving (either by contacting opposing counsel or having the court intervene). As long as you have counsel address the issue before your vacation comes too close, it should be able to be resolved so that you and your children can enjoy a vacation in this otherwise stressful period. I can speak with you about your issue more fully with a free...

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  3. Can I claim my son on this year's taxes?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Alan Sommers
    2. Thomas Hershal West
    3. Donald Wilson Roberts
    4. Evan A Nielsen
    5. Christopher Michael Larson
    5 lawyer answers

    Tricky question. You should first go back to your affidavit presumably filed through the child support enforcement agency. The better documents include language such that reflects that the non-possessory parent only may claim the child in his/her years so long as he/she is substantially current in child support payments. 9k would suggest that he is not. And since you have the IRS regulations on your side as far as the child living with you more than half the year, you have a very good...

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  4. My sons wife filed for divorce and was sent a certified copy of it. He says he didnt recieve it. We found about the filing a

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Wilson Roberts
    2. Deborah Zaccaro Hoffman
    3. Tonya Shur VanBenschoten
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    4 lawyer answers

    Your son will need to get counsel quickly and convert this case to contested. That does not mean the case can't be resolved without a nasty fight, but if he doesn't ensure a fair shake now, it may be difficult or even near impossible later. I can discuss your case further with a free telephone consult at (614)207-1673.

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  5. "Minor" question

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Wilson Roberts
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2 lawyer answers

    I would recommend you stay out of it - Unless you contact Children Services and follow their recommendations. The parents not responding to your calls may signal that they do not want your help. Difficult situation - good luck!

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  6. Can a notarized agreement stop my kids dad from keeping the away from me?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Wilson Roberts
    2. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    3. Ala M. Hamayel
    3 lawyer answers

    Only court orders are enforceable. However the court likes to see the parties work together and make agreements outside of their orders. Usually the court orders contain phrases such as "unless otherwise agreed" or "the parties may make agreements outside of these orders". Parties often modify the court orders on their own to suit their situation. And then modifications the court may consider how the parties have behaved. Ultimately the notarized agreement means nothing more than the intent of...

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  7. I am 14,my mother died leaving my two half sisters to live with their fathers. I live with a non relative. Can I get visitation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Donald Wilson Roberts
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    5 lawyer answers

    You lay out some heart breaking facts. Ohio has statutory rights for anyone to seek companionship rights. The success of such a challenge against a parent who is opposed to such companionship time is the court to find that it is in the "best interest of the child(ren)" to have such companionship time. But as with most legal questions, to fully answer requires additional information. I can speak with your adult guardian in a free phone consult at (614)207-1673.

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  8. Long story short: Can a custodial parent for school purposes only get full custody granted to them?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Wilson Roberts
    2. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    3. Linda Juergens Lawrence
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question needs a lot more information. You said no court orders, yet the child is living with him? You get child support? The unmarried mother statute has some application, consensual transfer of parental rights come into play, shared parenting is the presumption here. But custody could be a stretch. If he is threatening litigation, run, don't walk to an attorney for help. This is not something you are likely to handle on your own. Call for a free consult (614)207-1673.

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  9. I took out an insurance policy on him in 1995 I divorce him in 2008...

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Donald Wilson Roberts
    2. Donald Lee Katz
    2 lawyer answers

    By your description, you are the owner of the policy and the beneficiary. It sounds like it is your money. You did not suggest that you are being challenged for it.

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  10. Can I reduce the monthly child support by requesting instead to be able to claim my daughter every year?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Wilson Roberts
    2. Chelsea Lee Long
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can put together an arrangement like this but it may be one of three routes to get it done. You will likely need counsel as this would require some expertise and depending on the necessary route could require some difficult paperwork - affidavits, motion and entry. Give me a call if you would like me to set up a free consult 614-207-1673.

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