Loretta Marie Helfrich’s Answers

Loretta Marie Helfrich

Cincinnati Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Child tax dependency

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Sinclair. The court order must be followed until and unless there is a modification of that order. If circumstances have changed such that you think there is reason to modify the language, then seek a consultation with counsel to review the facts and circumstances. You want to determine if the language is modifiable and then if so, under what circumstances. As for the IRS, they will defer to the state order. You need to follow the order until and unless it is modified.

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  2. I self filed for divorce in Ohio. Wife is Arizona resident. We were supposed to be getting a friendly divorce.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Mitchell D'Amico
    3. Megan Michelle Beyland
    4. Glen Edward Hazen Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The hiring of an attorney does not necessarily mean you cannot do this amicably. You should still try and do this amicably. If it is to be done amicably, then her hiring counsel may make the matter go more smoothly and quicker. Her attorney will know the forms and language needed in the various court documents. As for dismissing your action, that may or may not terminate the case. It will depend on whether she has filed a counter claim. I strongly advise before dismissing you seek a one...

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  3. Can my husband adopt my daughter without changing her last name

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. John Addison Vos
    2 lawyer answers

    Please seek a consultation with an adoption attorney. The first issue is whether your current husband wants to become legally responsible for your daughter. The second is whether the father is in agreement with terminating his rights. If this proceeds you will need to determine if the name change is a requirement of the proceeding or what you can do to keep her current name.

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  4. In a dissolution, do we need to prove two separate residences before any legal action can be taken?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Both counsel are correct. The local policy in the county I practice in frequently is that the parties need to have separate residences at the time of the final hearing. Thus all documents can be signed and filed with the court while still together, but in a dissolution they must be in separate residences at the time of the final hearing.

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  5. Going through a divorce, money from wrongful death lawsuit received and spent, are items marital assets??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lee Alan Thompson
    2. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    3. Thomas Austin Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Depends. The nature and use of the asset can make a non-marital marital. Also, are the funds used for purchase traceable. there may not be a good solid answer. However, a full consultation with an attorney in your area should provide guidance and give you some idea of how successful an argument may be. I strongly suggest that you seek counsel promptly.

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  6. Can child support be increased with change of parenting plan?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer depends on what your current orders say regarding child support. The child support may or may not have been modified based on the time allocation. Please call an attorney in your area and seek a consultation. Take with you the shared parenting plan and any accompanying documents such as the child support worksheet. They will be able to look over the matter and advise you properly as well as possibly give guidance on how your local judge or magistrate handles such matters.

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  7. What can i do to get visitation with my kids

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    2. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    3. Martin Dennis Koop
    3 lawyer answers

    Counsel is correct. If the children have been adopted, then your rights and obligations as a parent are terminated. You have no better standing than any other person for getting visitation. If you really believe you need to have parenting time, then you need to consult with an attorney in your area. Be prepared to discuss your relationship with your kids, your involvement with them overtime,etc. Also, be prepared to find that you may not have any ability to get an award of parenting time.

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  8. Is a birth certificate a contract

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ala M. Hamayel
    2. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    3. Hans Carl Kuenzi
    4. Jay Bodzin
    4 lawyer answers

    No it is not. To obtain child support a action for support needs to be initiated in the court in the county where you and children reside. To my knowledge you cannot take such action after the child/ren are adults.

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  9. Does the court usually go with guardian ad litems review?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Brian Scott Piper
    3. Melvin Wayne Cockrell III
    3 lawyer answers

    It certainly sounds as if the report is in father's favor. However at trial that can be torn down if the author never interviewed father. I strongly suggest that you seek an attorney in the area where the matter is pending. A consultation with a reputable attorney will provide some guidance on the weight the local court may put on an investigation especially in light of the "fact" father was not interviewed. These matters can get ugly fast. Do not delay in getting counsel. You should act...

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  10. Am I legally obligated to pay?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Todd Bruce Kotler
    2 lawyer answers

    Since it sounds as if your name was not on the deed or the loan, the lender is looking only to him as is the IRS. Whether your decree creates an obligation between you and your ex-husband is going to be determined by the terms of the decree. Your decree should clearly state who is responsible for the house and the mortgage, how the equity is divided and the time frame to refinance. It may also contain a hold harmless clause. I recommend that first, you not make any payment to your ex-...

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