Betty Jean Burley’s Answers

Betty Jean Burley

Vermilion Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Is there anything I can do about my ex-employer refusing to provide in writing why I was terminated & not allowing me to appeal?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. David William Neel
    3. Lori Ann Strobl
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless you have an employment contract that provides otherwise, your employer may terminate your employment without cause, without explanation, and without allowing an appeal. Your employer's failure to follow a written disciplinary policy may help you if they should attempt to deny your claim for unemployment benefits.

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  2. I am working in a seasonal business this summer and my employer said that he doesn't have to play overtime. Is it true?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Lori Ann Strobl
    3. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    3 lawyer answers

    Certain seasonal amusement or recreation establishments are, indeed, exempt from paying overtime.

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  3. Refusing to give job references

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Rachel Anne Sabo
    3. David William Neel
    3 lawyer answers

    An employer who gives details regarding their experience with a past employee could face a potential defamation action if their review of the employee's performance costs him or her a position and the employer cannot prove truth. As a result, many companies have a policy of refusing to answer inquiries regarding past employment except to confirm dates of employment and rate of pay. She might consider contacting the HR department to inquire if they would permit her supervising physicians to...

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  4. What rights does my daughters biological father have to her if he pays child support but does not have name on birth certificate

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Brian Scott Piper
    3. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    3 lawyer answers

    This answer assumes that you are the biological mother of a child born in the State of Ohio, and you were never married to the father. Until the father petitions a court of competent jurisdiction to establish parental rights, including visitation, all visitation and transportation are at your sole discretion, even if there is a child support order. However, if the father should petition the court, he is likely to receive some court-ordered visitation, and possibly even shared custody...

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  5. I am considering filing for custody of my husbands two sons as he is doing the same.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Raenell Leigh Nagel
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically a stepparent is not a party to a custody case, although some non-parents have the right to file for visitation under certain circumstances. If you are seeking parental rights concerning these children, you would need to file a petition to adopt them, which would require terminating their mother's parental rights. If you adopt your stepsons, you become a parent with all of the financial responsibilities that entails.

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  6. If you own a vacant lot do you have any kind of liability exposure?

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. David Van Luu
    4. Brandon Hilmar Reid
    4 lawyer answers

    An injured person could file a lawsuit, but they would have a very difficult time proving liability in the circumstances you describe.

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  7. What is "best interests of the child" as defined by the law?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. William Joseph Reynolds
    2. Betty Jean Burley
    3. Bradley Reeves Harp
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    There are many factors that a judge or magistrate will consider in determining the best interest of the child(ren). They are detailed in RC 3109.04. The factors are weighted differently in each case. Thre is no set "formula" to follow.

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  8. If both the ex-husband's and wife's names are on the deed and the ex-husband dies without a will, can wife sell the property?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. C L Huddleston III
    3. David Jay Sternberg
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to this question would depend upon how the title to the Ohio property was held. If it was joint with survivorship, the Wife might be able to sell. An attorney should examine both the divorce decree and the title to the Ohio property before the Wife makes any attempt to sell the property.

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  9. Is there a baseline in asking for alimoney and retirement in divorce after 24 yrs of marriage? what is basic cost for dissolutio

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Lee Alan Thompson
    3. Curt Perri Bogen
    3 lawyer answers

    The price of a dissolution can vary depending upon the types of assets that are involved. It's difficult to quote a fee without knowing your entire situation. Many family law attorneys, including my office, offer an initial consultation at no cost to you so that we can gather enough information to give you a good idea of the cost involved. As to the retirement, under Ohio law, you are likely entitled to 1/2 of the marital portion of both the PERS and the steelworker's pension. There is a...

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  10. My husband just told me he's moving out next weekend, what should I do to protect my rights?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Chase Randall Carter
    3. Myra Chack Fleischer
    3 lawyer answers

    when one of you files for divorce, you will have an opportunity to request temporary orders, which may require him to pay you temporary spousal support and pay certain bills. In addition, the court can order injunctions that forbid him to drop your health insurance, take your car, etc. In the divorce, you will be entitled to an equitable share of all of the assets (and debts) that were amassed during the course of your marriage. You may be entitled to spousal support for a period of time...

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