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Courtney Caparella-Kraemer

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  • How can I get the alimony down to maybe 4 yrs? And how do I get the amount per month down to $1000?

    My soon to be ex wife only works 2 days a week by choice. She makes $32/hr. She wants me to pay $2089 a month for 9 yrs. Married for 25 and a half years. 2 kids that are 19 and 22 years old

    Courtney’s Answer

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    I am assuming by the location that your divorce is taking place in Hamilton County, although in any county, yours is considered a long term marriage. Without knowing more, it is difficult to evaluate the reasonableness of her request, because spousal support is determined by a list of factors under the law, and two of the most common considerations are the length of the marriage and disparity of income. It sounds like you possibly have an argument for something sometimes referred too as "voluntary under-employment" (a fancy way of saying she could earn more, but isn't because of her own decisions) but you may need a vocational expert to testify as to her ability to work full time and what is available for full time employment in her geographic area, etc. The closer you can get the two of you in income (imputed or actual), the stronger the argument for a smaller spousal support award award. You will need a skilled attorney to assist you in evaluating possible arguments to present to the court to reduce the amount she is requesting. Best of luck.

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  • Will a judge make me meet my ex halfway for his visitation.

    We live 400 miles away from each other. Hes the one who moved not me. I can not afford to meet him halfway. He only pays 50 per month child support and i only make 1200 a month working.

    Courtney’s Answer

    There are many factors that can influence this. In general, Court's do make parents "share" transportation equally. However, did he file a notice of intent to relocate? How long ago since he moved and how have you been handling visitation/transportation since he has beenn goe? If he hasn't the best thing to do, may be to file a motion with court asking for modification of the transportation provision based on the reasons you describe, and any other reasons which may exist after consultation with an Attorney.

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  • Can I stop my wife from seeing another man while we are married

    staying out all nihgt and coming home the next moring

    Courtney’s Answer

    Both other counsel are correct. No, she is a grown woman and can see who she wants. However, if there are children involved in this divorce then the fact that she is staying out all night would certainly be relevant evidence in a custody determination. If there are no children, and she is not out spending a lot of marital money on this extra-marital affair, then the only purpose evidence of the affair would serve is grounds for the divorce. Good luck.

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  • Can my ex use me working as grounds for neglect?

    My ex was granted for custody of our children.I am planning to appell the decsion but was recently offered a job working the only 2 days a week that I have them.Can he use me working during the only 2 days a week I have with them against as a form...

    Courtney’s Answer

    It's not neglect - but you have to be realistic about the time you can actually spend with them - are you now working (7) seven days a week? What exactly is the schedule? You may be better off in the long run by filing a motion to alter the parenting time than an appeal if the reality is that the demands of your work schedule keep you from being able to perform the duties of custodian. I would consult with an attorney to go over the specifics of your case to determine which route would be better for you. Good luck.

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  • My ex and his family are making it complicating with my children

    i have been married for almost 2 months now and my ex and his family are constantly refusing to let me have my kids even though i have legal custody. they said my husband is mean to my kids which all he has ever done is been sturn with them when t...

    Courtney’s Answer

    For sake of answering this question, I assume you are in Butler County, Ohio where my firm is located. First of all, the attorney who answered before me is right - there are certain things about your ex that no amount of legal manuevering will ever change and for lack of a more sensitive phrase, "you have to learn to deal with it". Obviously, you can file a motion for contempt of your parenting time. However, if you have a certified copy of your divorce decree on hand (showing you have custody), my experience with county and local law enforcement is that they will enforce it. There can be various sanctions against him for his conduct, you need to have a consultation with a local attorney to go over the specific facts of your case. Good luck.

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  • I am searching for the Cincinnati lawyer with many successes gaining custody and ailiomony in high conflict divorces.

    If that is you and you have success working with top attorneys and getting wards when opponent is smart and hired one of the best in town.

    Courtney’s Answer

    While my law firm is located in southern tip of Butler County, I can tell you we are among the most aggressive firms arounds when it comes to Divorce and we do handle high end divorces in Hamilton County as well. I have handled many, many high conflict divorces and have achieved many outstanding results. Take a look at client reviews - those speak volumes on this site. If you want a firm located in Hamilton County, I am also happy to give you a referral to some very aggressive attorney's who also have outstanding reputations.

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  • Do I need a family lawyer?

    I recieved a certified letter from the courts stating the my daughters father is filing for change of residential parent status and and rights for visitation for non residential parent. These are the boxes he checked and then below he wrote in "I ...

    Courtney’s Answer

    I would say you definitely need an attorney. If his motives are financial he may want to "document" or "establish" an equal time shared parenting plan so that he can get a deviation (i.e. a reduction) in his child support. This is not an uncommon tactic. Please get a consultation with a local, experienced domestic relations attorney who can explain exactly what has filed, and the possible outcomes. Good luck.

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  • Can a person legally get a dissolution in Ohio with a child but says they have no children.

    mother got pregnant while married by another man and has filed for dissolution but is stating no children are involved.

    Courtney’s Answer

    I'm assuming for the sake of this question you are in Butler County, Ohio. The answer is, absent a stipulation in the dissolution documents that she is pregnant and her husband is not the Father - the answer is no. The Judges in this county will ask every time whether or not she is currently pregnant at a final dissolution hearing - she will have to disclose it and both parties stipulate it is not his or the divorce will not be finalized until the child is born and a DNA test determines paternity.

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  • I need to know how to draw up papers for the father of my child to sign his rights over to my fiance & have her name changed?

    My daughter is three her biological father has seen her a handful of times. We have not heard from him since 2010. He is expected to pay child support, I am getting married and i want my fiance to adopt her. He has taken care of her since she was ...

    Courtney’s Answer

    Are you in Butler County? If so, the current Butler County Probate Court Judge will grant an adoption petition after six months of marriage if there is a pre-established relationship with the child. I recently did one last month on the 6th month anniversary mark (to the day) of the marriage under similar circumstances. You will need an attorney for this process so set up a consultation with an attorney. An interim-adoption order (basically a temporary adoption order pending the six month timeline) is also something that the court will consider once the background check and homestudy are completed if you need that for name changing purposes. Good luck.

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  • Hi I was wonder if My wife can keep my kids at here Moms house and refuse to let me take me kids home.

    We got into argument and she left and went to her Moms house with my boys. She went to work and refuse to bring them home so I went over there to pick up my boys and they said get off my property Im not aloud to have my kids. She said if I try and...

    Courtney’s Answer

    Attorney Hoffman is completely correct. You need to consult with a local attorney and file a divorce action. In Butler County, after your Wife is gone for two weeks with the children, the court will typically name her the residential parent on a temporary basis under the temporary order regardless of who files. You can file a motion to set aside that temporary order, but that can take time and it adds alot of expense to the divorce. So, the point is, time is of the essence.

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