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Craig M. Sams

Dayton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Child support not paid

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    2. Leticia L Valdes
    3. Kimberly Kaye Schreiber
    3 lawyer answers

    You can file for contempt on the child support order as well as the seek work order. I would recommend hiring an attorney to help. Good luck.

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  2. Do special occasions take priority over the regular visitation schedule? And how do I follow through if he is in contempt?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    2. Jeffrey Steven Hale
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to have an attorney review the current order. You are welcome to agree to parenting time outside of what is ordered, but in the event of a dispute, the only parenting time the court will enforce is what is spelled out in the existing order. There may also be a provision dealing with parenting time on the child's birthday, or it may be in the standard order of parenting time. Typically, holidays will take priority over regular parenting time.

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  3. Can I divorce if I am currently pregnant but it is not my husbands child?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    2. Brian Scott Piper
    2 lawyer answers

    In general you cannot get divorced while pregnant, however, some courts will grant the divorce if (1) your husband acknowledges that it would be a physical impossibility for him to be the father and (2) the father is known. You will want to check with the local court to see if this is something they will or will not do. Good luck.

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  4. Temporary spousal support is being drawn out from my check, can I stop this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Stephen Kirner
    2. Craig M. Sams
    3. Brian Scott Piper
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree. You can file a Rule 75 motion for a hearing on the temporary order. Depending on the court/judge, some don't like to mess with this because it will all wash out in the final orders.

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  5. No contact and restraining order against my sons father

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    2. Jennifer L. Ellis
    2 lawyer answers

    This depends on whether you have an existing order. If there is no court ordered custody or parenting time, you have legal custody by default and don't need to take any action. If, however, paternity has been established and there is a custody/parenting time order in place, you may want to seek a restraining order to prevent removal of your son from the state. Contact a local family law attorney who has experience in juvenile court. Good luck.

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  6. My ex-husband is in contempt of court for property turned over to me and spousal support, Franklin county Ohio.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    1 lawyer answer

    If the car was paid off in November, the lien may not be released yet. The time is takes to release the lien often depends on how quickly the bank or finance company gets it file. You may want to do some more digging before you file a contempt. If, however, the car has not been paid off as ordered, your course of action would be a motion to show cause (otherwise known as 'contempt') - the court that issued your divorce still have jurisdiction to enforce its prior orders. You will, however,...

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  7. Can my ex wife take the kids to alaska to live if i am the primary residential parent. We live in Ohio

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to take your decree to a local divorce attorney to have it reviewed. There is likely a provision that requires either party to provide prior notice of a change of address. If you have custody, she cannot relocate without permission from the court.

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  8. Is there an age that a child should have their own bed/room?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    2. Gabriel Phillip Moorman
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    There is not a specific age at which a child must have their own bedroom.

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  9. I am current with child support however i am 8,000 behind in spousal support due pension taking a year to start can this be...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    1 lawyer answer

    Talk to a divorce attorney. There are a couple different ways you can go, but you need to first have your decree reviewed to see if the court retained jurisdiction over the amount of child support (versus just the duration.)

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  10. What happens if i broke the rules of supervised visitation with my 16 year old daughter?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig M. Sams
    2. Tonya Shur VanBenschoten
    2 lawyer answers

    To answer your question, if you violate a court order regarding visitation, you may be held in contempt. Based on the additional information you provided, it sounds like you need to consult an attorney to review the specifics of your situation. There is supervised visitation for a reason, so addressing that would need to be your first step. Good luck.

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