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Loretta Marie Helfrich

Cincinnati Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. My sons father will not follow court visitation what can i do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Wesley Kent Hill
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    I am not sure how to answer your question, it seems there are two issues. One of support and one of visitation. As pertains to visitation, you can not force Father to exercise his time. If he chooses not to that is his loss. This can become an issue in the future if after a lengthy time he tries to step in and follow the order. In that case it may or may not be reasonable to follow based on the age of the child, nature and extent of contact, etc. This is best looked into with counsel. You...

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  2. I am planning on filing for divorce. Being a male, what are my chances of getting primary custody of my kids?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Alan Sommers
    2. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    3. Michael J Corbin
    3 lawyer answers

    Attorney Corbin is correct. You should call your local bar association for a referral. The ultimate allocation of parental rights and responsibilities will be determined by the court based on the best interests of the children. The court will take into account all allegations on which evidence is submitted. Please see an attorney promptly and get guidance on how to proceed.

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  3. Child Allienation

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    2. Todd Bruce Kotler
    3. Loretta Marie Helfrich
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    Attorney Tamms and Kotler are correct. You need to seek a legal consultation and then proceed to file a complaint for custody and/or visitation with your local juvenile court. As part of that process you can request shared parenting (joint legal custody) I suggest that you seek counsel promptly to get proper guidance on this matter. Do save all your email and text messages. If they are or become important in the upcoming months, then you will have them available. Please act promptly...

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

    Answered almost 3 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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  5. Besides talking to my ex, how do I start the process of changing from shared parenting to sole custody?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
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    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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  6. 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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  7. How do I collect child support if someone has been jailed?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Loretta Marie Helfrich
    2. Todd Bruce Kotler
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    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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  8. The ex is trying to keep the kids from me unless i do what she tells me

    Answered almost 3 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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  9. 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
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    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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  10. What is the process of getting visitation rights with your child?

    Answered about 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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