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Loretta Marie Helfrich

Cincinnati Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can I file for abandonment if father is currently paying support?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Gabriel Phillip Moorman
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    Abandonment is a grounds for divorce. This sounds as if you were never married. If you want to move you need to follow your local court procedure for doing so. This will most likely entail at least the filing of a notice of relocation if not a motion to modify his parenting time. Since he has had little to no contact, when and if modifying the parenting time you should consider the possibility of having his time supervised since the child has not relationship with him. Also, his time may...

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  2. Divorce papers say "we have agreed to agree upon a school", however, she moved away, how can I legally get her to move closer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Curt Perri Bogen
    2 lawyer answers

    I strongly recommend seeking a consultation with a local attorney. You should take your current parenting order and decree with you. On the limited information here, it sounds as if she is in compliance with the current order - she has not moved 200 miles or more. In addition, it sounds as if this is where she was living during the divorce. Thus her move may not be a new event or an unanticipated event at the time of the divorce. You do need someone to go over the decree/parenting order...

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  3. I am separated and living in the house we bought together until it sells. Do I have any rights to protect my privacy?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    3. Michael J Corbin
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming you are married, you should proceed to finalize the separation either by filing a complaint for divorce or seeking a dissolution. You should consult with counsel to determine which method best suites your facts and circumstances. If you file a Complaint for divorce you can also seek an order for exclusive occupancy - In some counties this is pretty easy as the local rules will allow it if a spouse has been gone for a designated period of time. You can also file for a support order...

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  4. I just lost my job and I have child support court next week for arrears. Without a lawyer, what should I do before court?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Heather Ann Felerski
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to what the first attorney said, you may also want to take a letter or notice regarding the termination of position. This would be to show that it was not your fault. Also, you may want to get a letter from your counselor regarding your mental health status and treatment. This would also go to show why you have not secured additional employment. Good luck. If at all possible, you really should take in an attorney with you to the hearing. You also need to see about whether your...

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  5. How do i get unpaid medical expenses for my child who is now in college?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Christopher Joseph Tamms
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    Child support typically terminates when the child is 18 and graduated from high school It does not continue after that age unless there is specific language in the original decree providing for it to continue. As for unpaid medicals during the time of the minority of the child, that is a contempt issue. You should seek a consultation with a local attorney to discuss how to proceed with contempt. You will need to review the decree to determine what notice requirement, if nay was included...

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  6. How can my fiance file for sole custody of his 2 small sons ages 6 and 7, if the mother has physical custody?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Randall Carter
    2. Jeffrey Steven Hale
    3. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to seeking counsel and taking action to pursue custody, if the children are in danger than a local agency such as 241-kids. A consultation with counsel will help your boyfriend understand the action that needs to be taken, the hurdles that will need to be overcome and what steps and actions he should be taking now to assist in his case. They can also talk with him about the kids roll in the process, their wishes and how they are handled by the local court. Please have him...

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  7. My EX and I recently went to custody mediation, we did not come to an agreement.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Irina Alexander Vinogradsky
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to seek legal counsel to assist you in this matter. Start with a consultation with an attorney in your area. Take with you a copy of the court's current parenting order as well as the motion filed that brought this matter back into court and resulted in a order to attend mediation. I strongly recommend that you act quickly. These kind of cases can get very ugly. They are also time consuming. To have counsel on your side you need to get them involved before the matter goes to...

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  8. I will soon be divorced from my wife of 7 year. Is it possible for her to receive part of my pension?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Deborah Zaccaro Hoffman
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    Marital assets are allocated during a divorce. If you have accrued a pension during the term of marriage, the value that has accrued is a marital asset and each party is entitled to one half. This will be taken into consideration in the overall debt and asset division. I strongly recommend that you obtain legal counsel. Divorce property issues can be difficult at best. Making sure matters are properly addressed is essential. It also sounds as if parenting will need to be addressed as...

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  9. Does my 13 year old son have to see his biological father? we live in ohio

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Stephen Douglas Gregg
    3. Kyle J Bristow
    3 lawyer answers

    In any action for visitation, the court will take into account what is in the child's interest. There is a presumption that it is in a child's best interest to have contact with both parents. However, in setting up a parenting schedule the court would consider the past contact between father and son. If they are strangers, then their is a good argument that the parenting time should be phased in or possibly supervised. The child's wishes will be listened to by the court and could have...

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  10. Who will provide visitation to and from parenting time?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    1 lawyer answer

    It is possible that the court could order you to meet half way. This has already been shown by the temporary order the court issued. You should seek a legal consultation with an attorney in your area to get a better handle on the next step in this procedure. Ultimately the court will hold a final hearing or trial and make an order based on the facts and data presented. You want to act to have counsel and work to get the facts and data that are needed on the record to obtain a favorable decision.

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