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Elizabeth Ann Yauch

Elizabeth Yauch’s Answers

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  • If me and my ex wife write out a visitation agreement and have it notarized, can she back out of it?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    A a Notary Public does is verify you are the person you say you are, so having this agreement notarized gives it no additional weight. I would go back to court and ask for the court to order what is actually your agreement. I recommend you hire an attorney so the paperwork is done properly from the beginning.

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  • Why won't they just put him in my care

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    If you were choosing to stay in Ohio, there would probably be a lot you can do for your nephew. The Court's job, first and foremost, is to act in your nephew's best interest. But, a parent's right for a relationship with his or her child is also paramount. So, a Juvenile Court would want to find help for the 16 year old juvenile mother to aid her in becoming a good parent for her son. If this cannot happen over a period of about a year, the Juvenile Court, would look for long-term stability for your nephew. So, if you are moving out of Ohio, unless the 16 year old mother, and the father, and the court agreed for you to get custody, it probably isn't going to happen. If you choose to stay in Ohio, you may get temporary custody, if that is what is best for your nephew. Then, when the minor mother does not get her act together, the court would ask you if you are willing to care for your nephew on a more permanent basis. Please seek the advice of a local attorney who practices in Juvenile Court matters in the county where the mother resides.

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  • How can I get my parenting time back with my 2 sons.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    While I went to law school at the University of Kentucky, I am not licensed to practice law there. However, I can tell you that here in Butler County, Oho, you need to file a motion for visitation. So long as there is no danger to the child, you will be given the right to start a relationship with that child. If you have not had a relationship in quite a long time, the court will order that contact begin slowly, and sometimes even order it to take place in a counseling-type setting to ensure your child's emotional stability. I would hire an attorney, as navigating the complex filing requirements in either Butler County Juvenile or Domestic Relations Courts can be sometimes frustrating.

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  • How do I resolve this interpretation issue so I can have my son on Christmas Eve/morning in alternating years?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    I'm afraid the only way to get it court ordered, is to file a motion with the court. Odds are probably in your favor since that is what you have been doing since the divorce and it is what you do for all other holidays. I would spend the money for an attorney who often practices in that court.

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  • When can a custody arrangement be modified?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    More information is necessary before anyone can give you advice as to how to proceed. Do you have shared parenting or does mom have sole custody with your having a visitation schedule? Please spend the money to have a consultation with a family law attorney in the proper jurisdiction of your case. He or she can tell you what you must prove to change schools and to change the parenting schedule (change of circumstances or just best interest).

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  • Can my parents get guardianship over me based on me having anorexia and depression/anxiety in the past? 18 y/o female

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    At age 17, it is hard to say what you will be doing at age 19. In order to get guardianship over you, a doctor must say you are unable to care for yourself or your belongings. So, if you can pass that test, you have nothing to worry about.

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  • My father passed away 15 years ago, I been living in his house sense, I would like to put the house in my name.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it is not necessarily quick or easy to get the accomplished, especially because we are talking about real estate. It is imperative you get legal advice to effectuate this transfer. The Dayton Bar Association would be a great place to start. There may also be a Legal Aid Society or other non-profit group which may be able to help.

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  • In Ohio, can a child choose who they live with at a certain age?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    It has been many, many years since that was the law in Ohio. Where a child wants to live is but one of many factors a court needs to consider. A child's wish alone is usually not enough to cause a custody change. Please seek the advice of a family law attorney who practices in the court which holds jurisdiction and venue. He or she should be able to listen to your entire situation and give you legal advice at that time.

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  • LM a grandparent ,wanting to know what rightß do I have to see or spend time with my grand child.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    This is not an easy or quick answer in Ohio, and I am assuming this is an Ohio case; your fact pattern is silent regarding the proper jurisdiction. You really need to consult with a family law attorney who practices in the proper jurisdiction/venue, and discuss with him or her all of the facts of this case. It can happen in Ohio; it doesn't happen every time a grandparent requests visitation.

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  • Who would u need to talk to for uncontested custody?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    I am assuming Ohio is the proper jurisdiction for your question. If your ex-wife is in agreement, it makes the process go a lot faster. There will still need to be something in writing granting custody to one of you and outlining who pays support, who gets a tax exemption, who covers the child with health insurance, and how the uncovered portion of medical expenses will be divided. It is best to seek the advice of a family law attorney in the jurisdiction and venue of your case.

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