You can seek a civil protection order. Go to your local domestic relations court and they should walk you through the process. Ultimately, there will be a hearing to determine whether domestic violence occurred; you probably want to have an attorney for the hearing.
You can go from a dissolution to a divorce, but not a divorce to a dissolution. If you've reached a settlement, you can put it in writing in the form of an agreed entry and read it onto the record. Once it is on the record, it becomes an order of the court.
The only caveat is that if there are children involved, the court will still have to review it to make sure the settlement is still in the child(ren)'s best interest. While you don't NEED your attorneys, it is advisable.
Yes, there is nothing to prevent her from receiving child support despite any past agreement. However, it sounds like there is a lot going on that might affect the child support calculation. I would definitely speak with an attorney to make sure the support is calculated correctly. Specifically, there may be an argument for imputing income depending on the reasons she was fired, he needs to make sure he gets credit for the health insurance, and, if he has more parenting time than the...
Absent financial misconduct, adultery is not relevant to spousal support or division of property. The presumption in Ohio is that anything accumulated during the marriage is marital and subject to division (this also goes for any debts that were incurred during the marriage.) Retirement is fairly cut and dry - he is entitled to 1/2 of any retirement she earned during the marriage. Spousal support (alimony) varies widely from county to county, but the general rule is for a marriage > 5 years,...
A canine search of the exterior of a vehicle is not a 4th Amendment violation as long as the amount of time that it took for the K9 unit to arrive was reasonable. Once the dog smelled the drugs, the officer had probable cause to conduct a full search of the vehicle. You probably have the right to a public defender if you can't afford a private attorney. Good luck!
If you are unemployed or underemployed, the court has the authority impute your income for child and/or spousal support purposes. In other words, they will treat it as if you were earning more than you actually are. There is no set formula for this and most appellate decisions will defer to the trial court's findings. The question you really should be asking is how do you show that you were involuntarily unemployed (versus voluntary termination.) If you lost your job due to market...
Even when the child turns 18, he is still liable for any child support arrearage. You can file a motion to show cause (contempt) or contact the Child Support Enforcement Agency and get them involved.