Renee Jane Jackwood’s Answers

Renee Jane Jackwood

Wooster Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My 7 yr old son wants to live with me, not his mother. What should I do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ala M. Hamayel
    2. Renee Jane Jackwood
    2 lawyer answers

    Your avenue for custody of this child lies in the probate court that issued the guardianship to the grandmother. Your chances of success hinge on whether you were served with notice of the guardianship before it was issued and whether or not you consented to the guardianship in the first place. You can meet with an attorney for $50 - $75 to get all your answers to your particular situation. But Ohio law absolutely favors a child to be with a parent before any grandparents are to be...

  2. Can I be granted visitation rights to my daughter whom Im not the biological or adoptive parent in the state of Ohio?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Renee Jane Jackwood
    2 lawyer answers

    If you have never been married to the mother, then you need to file a complaint in juvenile court to gain visitation with your biological child. Unfortunately, you are legally a stranger to the non-biological child so getting court ordered visitation is an extremely difficult and unlikely outcome. There is the ability in Ohio to gain visitation with a non-biological child through a "best interests" of the child type of filing, but court tend to not want to deal with them. You have a strong...