Loretta Marie Helfrich’s Answers

Loretta Marie Helfrich

Cincinnati Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. What is reasonable to ask for in a dissolution?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Loretta Marie Helfrich
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    The scope of your question cannot be answered in this forum. You need to seek a consultation with a family law attorney in your area. They will want to carefully review the prior order of the court, especially why there was a deviation. A local attorney will be able to advise you on how your local court will handle the the prior order (which I assume was done through the juvenile court). Typically a division of the tax exemption until there is only one, is reasonable. Counsel will also...

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  2. Besides talking to my ex, how do I start the process of changing from shared parenting to sole custody?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to seek an immediate consultation with a reputable attorney in your area. Custody matters get very complex and many factors impact the results. You will need to sit down and discuss indepth what the current arrangement is, how it works, concerns that you have, issues that may have arisen and your goals and reasons for those goals, i.e. moving the child. Ultimately if there is no agreement on changing the arrangement, you will need to file with the court to get a decision.The court's...

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  3. What steps can my husband take against his ex wife for visits with his son?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Ala M. Hamayel
    2 lawyer answers

    Attorney Hamayel is correct. If his ex is not following the court order then that is a contempt issue. I strongly suggest that your husband seek counsel on this matter. Parenting issues are often ugly and difficult. Often is is easier for counsel to speak to the court and present issues that it is for a litigant to try and present the issues. Frequently if the court does not want to hear what someone has to say is because it is not presented in the proper manner. Please have your...

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  4. How do I collect child support if someone has been jailed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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

    Your situation is unfortunate and happens all to often. The court can order child support to be paid but if the parent is not working and or in jail, then there is no money to collect. This is why there are father (or mothers) out there who are still paying child support to mother even after the child is emancipated. For the court to collect child support, they need his employer's data. With this they can start a deduction order from his pay. This however will not address the issue of...

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  5. The ex is trying to keep the kids from me unless i do what she tells me

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Daryle Catherine Tibbs
    2 lawyer answers

    Continue to follow your court order. Show up when you are to show up to pick up the children. I recommend taking your order to the local police department first and requesting that they have an officer present in a vehicle at the street. This may prod her to comply with the order without any real confrontation. Also, please seek an immediate consultation with an attorney in your area. You need to take your current order with you and go more indepth into what is currently going on and...

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  6. I got divorced 4 years ago and did not revert back to my Maiden name at the time. How difficult would it be to do so now?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    3. Brian Elliott Arnold
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless your local domestic relations court has an explicit rule allowing the decree to be modified 4 years later, you can not use the domestic relations court to change your name. Four years is well outside the usual time frame for making a correction on a decree. You will most likely need to go to probate court for a name change. This should be a relatively simple procedure that requires notice to all creditors. You should seek the advice of counsel on the procedure, filing costs and...

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  7. What is the process of getting visitation rights with your child?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2 lawyer answers

    The first step is that he should set a consultation with a local family law attorney. They will guide him in what to seek and how to file. Usually this will require a filing in the juvenile court in the county where the child resides. He does need to get an attorney for advice and to guide him through this matter.

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  8. I pay child support but my daughter wants nothing to do with me. Can I get the support stopped?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Gregory Joseph Zitkiewicz
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer is NO. Your duty to support your children is not contingent on your exercising visitation with them. I would seek a consultation with an attorney in your area to review the situation. A child at 15 is still a child. If you want to pursue a relationship this may be able to be accomplished. It may require a phase in period so that the two of you can get to know each other. When you set a consultation, take with you the original court orders as well as any subsequent...

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  9. My husband has been chronically ill lfor the last 8 years. I am tired and totally drained from being his primary care giver.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Donald Lamar Cobb
    2 lawyer answers

    In an action to terminate your marriage, the court would not treat you unfairly. That does not mean that assets would be divided 50/50. They are divided equitably which is not always 50/50. There are many issues that go into the mix when dividing assets and debts and addressing the issue of spousal support. I recommend that you seek a legal consultation with an attorney in your area. The consultation fee is money well spent. You will bet a good deal of information and may even come up...

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  10. How can I get custody of my daughter?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    3. Roberta Sue Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answers. You should advise your daughter to report any abuse to school professionals to call the police. Meanwhile, you need to file a Motion for Visitation. Many juvenile courts will have pre-printed forms for this type of action. Most Domestic Relations court will have some forms, but not the actual motion. You will use the juvenile court if you were never married or the Domestic relations court if you were married. You should contact the court or search on...

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