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Robert Leighton Mues

Dayton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. When asked on a job application about my ovi what do I say? I plead to a lesser charge.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Robert Leighton Mues
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Christopher. You need to honestly answer the question. Is the inquiry if you had been arrested or convicted of a DUI? Pay close attention to the question. Do not feel compelled to disclose more than what asked. If you do mention the conviction be sure to provide info that mitigates the situation. Did you get counseling? Best of success with the job.

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  2. What do i do to protect myself through a dissolution where my husband is keeping the house but its in both our names?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    2. David G. Weilbacher, Esq.
    3. Margery Ellen Golant
    3 lawyer answers

    Your attorney should help you negotiate an agreement that the property be refinanced by your husband in a reasonable timeframe to remove you from the loan. The language would require him to indemnify and hold you harmless on the house in the meantime. Other protection language also needs to be included in the separation agreement! A good lawyer will include appropriate language to be sure that you are fully protected! It would be a mistake on your part to try to draft the language yourself.

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  3. My exhub n I separated civilly in 2003. He claims he filed for dissolution 5 yrs ago or so. How do I find info as I've looked?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    1 lawyer answer

    In Ohio a dissolution requires executed documents signed by BOTH parties BEFORE it can be granted (not so for a divorce). So there would be no dissolution in Ohio without your knowledge and participation. Each state's law is different. If you know what counties he lived in in TN and FL, their records can be searched m. Most courts allow that to be done online.

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  4. Ohio Child Support calculation

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Thomas Arthur McCormack
    2. Robert Leighton Mues
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question is "yes". Guideline child support in Ohio is driven based on gross income of both parties. Other expenses you have now generally won't affect the support calculation. The rationale of this is that the child support obligation take priority over all other financial obligations. I don't know how many years it has been since your support had been modified or other factors which could influence the adjustment process favorably for you. You should review this with a...

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  5. I was recently sent notice of a probation violation hearing for failing my interlock device. what do i do?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    2. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you had better have an excellent criminal lawyer with you especially if you are in the Kettering Municipal Court. The Judge will not be pleased with your disregard of the order that you not consume alcohol. You risk a revocation of your probation and the imposition of jail. A lawyer can much more effectively advocate your position to keep you on probation. This answer is provided for general informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended as legal advice. Evaluating the law, court...

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  6. Are law offices paperwork driven?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    By reading your question, I am suspecting that you are in the early stages of a divorce and the that the opposing attorney filed a request for a Rule 75 Oral Hearing believing that the amount ordered to be paid you for temporary spousal support was too high. Opposing counsel is required by court rule to serve your attorney with a copy of that motion which has a notice indicating the hearing date. Unfortunately, on rare occassion that paperwork doesn't arrive or arrives late for a variety of...

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  7. Is my spouse entitled to half of my 401k funds where the account is closed but the money is on hold in ohio

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, if I understand your question, the answer would be "yes". By moving it from a 401(K) does not change it's character from a marital to separate property. I am not sure what you mean by "money on hold "... This answer is provided for general informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended as legal advice. Evaluating the law, court documents and a more detailed factual analysis might well result in a differing opinion. No attorney/client relationship is being created by my response...

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  8. How do i put all my afairs in a freinds hands before somethinghappens to me?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    1 lawyer answer

    There are several important estate planning documents which you should complete. The first is a durable power of attorney in which you appoint another person to have authority to take care of all your financial matters if you are alive but become unable to attend to those matters. Secondly, you should have a Last Will and Testament prepared in which you indicate what people should recieve your probate assets upon your death. In the will you can also name a guardian for any minor children....

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  9. Will I have the right to take my son out of state?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Leighton Mues
    1 lawyer answer

    Your son will not have to testify in Court. The outcome in relocation cases very considerably based on the Judge and are very fact sensative. Anne Shale in my office wrote an artice for our Ohio Family Law Blog not too long ago. Here is a link to it: http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog/2008/01/21/relocation-issues/ You will want to follow the advise of your lawyer. Do not try to litigate a contested relocation case without a good family law attorney at your side.

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  10. Children services has custody of my child. His dad visited him and took off with him without permission,but brought him back

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Scott Piper
    2. Robert Leighton Mues
    2 lawyer answers

    If Children Services has custody, then they would be the party with the legal right to persue a claim or action against the father. How was your son harmed by father's wrongful action? Have you submitted a report to the police and discussed it with the agency?