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  • How do I start a divorce

    Married and husband is verbally disgusting

    Lee’s Answer

    Serve an attorney, file a complaint for divorce and get him served.The attorney can guide you through the process.

    Best to you,
    Lee

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  • I need to post an ad in the paper to notify for a divorce. Is there a certain forum i have to write it in?

    I have been separated from her for 8 years and have tried to serve her several times in several ways to a plethora of addresses so this is my last try and hopefully the judge will grant it.

    Lee’s Answer

    I've not seen forms. You can try looking at the Supreme Court of Ohio domestic forms or the local court may have a form. What you need to do is look at Ohio Civil Rule 4 and service, depending on the circumstances can be by posting or publication.

    Newspaper publication can expensive. Since you've tried several times why not get an attorney and get it done right. You don't need a "plethora" of addresses, just the last known address. Before the publication can be done, you need to meet the affidavit requirements of Rule 4.

    The long term ramifications of remaining married can be bad particularly in the event of death. There are many thing people can do on their own. You've tried several times without success. Have an attorney if for nothing else, limited scope representation. That is, only for getting service.

    The link to the Supreme Court site is here. https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/CFC/DRForms/

    Best to you,
    Lee

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  • Can I start divorce in Ohio?!?

    Hello. I wanted to know if I could start a divorce in Ohio if my husband filed in New York but has yet to hit the record room and it has been since January when I first received the papers. So can I start a divorce in Ohio. It's has been an actual...

    Lee’s Answer

    I'm not sure what hitting the record room means but it sounds like the divorce has been pending seven months now. I don't know if you filed an answer to it but then you don't say if you've been served the New York divorce. In my county his divorce would have been dismissed by now for lack of prosecution.

    You can file for divorce by filing a complaint and other necessary papers and getting your husband served. You can do do service by certified mail. Grounds are easy enough if you've lived separate and apart more than one year without interruption or cohabitation prior to filing. It as though you have.

    If there are children and they have been with you in Ohio all this time, jurisdiction should be Ohio. Jurisdiction over property issues could be a problem. That you need to discuss in more detail with an attorney. Again though, do something as well with the New York case. Sometimes people aren't honest so fear a default judgment against you. It can be fixed later but would be more costly to do later than now.

    Best to you,
    Lee

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  • Domestic violence in a divorce case

    Is it possible that in a divorce case if enough evidence was provided to show domestic violence was happening currently and in the past can the judge have them charged with that crime to where the criminal court handles that case (dv)? Or will the...

    Lee’s Answer

    Doubtful charges will be filed based on evidence in a divorce. You could get a civil protection order or you could go to the prosecutor to see about filing criminal charges.

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  • Can someone get power of attorney over me when I do not want them to have it?

    I'm in the process of getting away from my husband. I don't have the money to file for divorce yet but working on it. Since I told him I was done he has done everything he can to try and force me back to that house. He most current threat is tha...

    Lee’s Answer

    No. You have to grant it to him. If there is a question of your competency, he could try a guardianship through probate court but it's not that easy to do. You really need to be talking to a divorce lawyer in the Dayton area.

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  • I moved to Cleveland in June and can't file divorce. Can I move out with kids? Just within 5 miles?

    I moved to Cleveland in June and don't meet the residency requirement to file divorce. My husband, his parents, 2 kids, and me live in a 2-bedroom apartment rental. I want to rent an apartment nearby and move out with kids. Do I need to do any leg...

    Lee’s Answer

    Not really understanding your question. With apparently nothing filed, the simple answer is yes, you can move. Talk to a local attorney.

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  • Info in divorce

    How to go about it

    Lee’s Answer

    Not much information. You try a more detailed question, call an attorney or click the find a lawyer and search for an attorney in your area.

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  • Can I get custody or shared parenting?

    My children reside with my mother in Columbus and I'm in Cleveland ohio, she doesn't allow me to see them because we don't see eye to eye. She gets mad and will stop me from seeing them or talking to them in the blink of an eye. I'm a 3 time felon...

    Lee’s Answer

    You can get either. You'd have to file and serve your mother and the mother of the children. I generally like to give more complete answers but you really need to get an attorney for this. There's too much going on here.

    Best to you,
    Lee

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  • Do I have grounds for emergency temporary custody?

    The mother of my child and I have lived together in my home in Ohio for the past 4 months of pregnancy. Our son was born & 14 days later her and I split up, and that same day, she left and took our baby with her to Michigan. She knows that even th...

    Lee’s Answer

    Have had similar cases. She's right, by Ohio law, as you're already aware, she has custody. Getting a PI is fine but what you really need to do is get an attorney and get something filed before Michigan assumes jurisdiction.

    Although counties differ to an extent, unless there is a threat of imminent physical harm to the child, I think it's going to be difficult to get an emergency order.

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