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  • Ex enrolling our child in preschool without my permission we have joint custody

    Previously my ex agreed to have our son for the fourth of july and he has had him since mid April and I would get him back July 10th. He now is asking me to get him in June, I said i can get him early if needed. He then stated that he wants our s...

    Lee’s Answer

    Although you refer to it as joint custody, my guess is it's a shared parenting plan the parent that is the residential parent for school purposes should be stated in it. It sounds like your agreement has to modified by the court if you cannot come to an agreement.

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  • Representation

    Can you legally have an non attorney / lawyer represent you in a child custody case

    Lee’s Answer

    You can represent yourself but a non-attorney cannot represent you.

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  • When looking at the standard jefferson county ohio parenting time schedule for summer

    my ex decided to put my children in programs all summer long although i am suppose to have my children for half the summer. we live a distance away that would make attendance to this activities impossible. But she insist that the way it written ...

    Lee’s Answer

    Courts frown on this type of behavior that prevents both parents from have time with children. All you can really do is talk to an attorney. If nothing else, it will prevent it down the road.

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  • Can my spouse take our child & move out of state if we have shared parenting throughout the week?

    We have court ordered joint custody for shared parenting & my spouse wants to move out of state. Are they able to do that? What should my next step be?

    Lee’s Answer

    Your former spouse is supposed to file a notice of intent to relocate. This is to give you notice so that you can file to modify. The problem with those sometimes is people file it right before they relocate which gives the other party little time to do anything.

    Since you are aware she is moving, make sure the shard parenting plan does't already cover a move by either parent and talk to an attorney now to file before she moves. In one right now and we filed to get an order to prevent the move out of state.

    That didn't end the case but kept the child here while it is litigated.

    Best to you,
    Lee

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  • New man around my young daughter

    Mother fled state with child. Court hearing here in a few days. My concern is this: I have been kept away from my child, forbade from visiting for some unknown reason. Now, the mother has a new boyfriend that is allowed to constantly be around my ...

    Lee’s Answer

    I have a similar case right now and it's a heavily contested case. One difference though, the guy I represent was former married to the mother and the child was subject to the divorce. In your case, before you can do anything, you have to get the paternity established, which you're doing. After that, you need an attorney immediately. Copy the facebook posts and pictures for evidence later.

    Best to you
    Lee

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  • Can i legally file a motion in a custody case without having an attorney

    i currently do not have an attorney in a custody case regarding a minor child, i need to file a motion but im not sure if i legally can without an attorney?

    Lee’s Answer

    Yes, but keep in mind custody are difficult and the best advice would be to have an attorney.

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  • When can I have opposing attorney impeached in custody case and what facts do I need?

    The reason why I am asking. I filed for parental rights a few years ago. Me and mom go to mediation and had a complete agreement of shared parenting with parenting time being 50/50. There was a prior child support order already in place but was de...

    Lee’s Answer

    Well, there is no impeachment process and the case as described makes no sense. If you feel something unethical was done by either or both attorneys, you could look into filing a disciplinary complaint with the Supreme Court of Ohio. That and/or talk to another attorney in the office and have someone sort it out and see if there is any other motion you can file to rectify it.

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  • Am I able to cut non-custodial parent's visitation short if hes not present?

    He is suppose to have visitation for three weeks but when he came to pick her up he told me she would be spending most of the time at his moms due to him having to work at night and sleep through the day. He will also not be providing for her his ...

    Lee’s Answer

    Only by court order, not on your own. This means filing a motion with the court and by the time of the hearing the three weeks will be up. Talk to an attorney about filing to add a right of first refusal.

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  • Can i expect to be awarded emergency custody of my son when the other parent alledged that i abused him while he was in my custo

    I have joint custody of my son but has been the residential parent for the past 4 years since of separation. I provide all of his care. My ex owes over $2000 in child support. So its not consistent. Two weeks ago he took my son from my home while ...

    Lee’s Answer

    It's not accurate information. At the second hearing you'll have the opportunity to refute the allegations, call witnesses, etc, and of course challenge evidence on the other side. Get an attorney. You're already in the hole but can overcome it.

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  • How to get Custody of my son being a father and living in different state?

    I want custody of my son because I can give him a better life than what he is going through right now. We never went to court for child support or visitation. she don't keep him from me at all but I don't agree with the way the mother is choosing ...

    Lee’s Answer

    Can you-yes. Can you right now-no. You need to first establish paternity by law and then file. The custody case would be in Ohio though so get an attorney in the Cincinnati area.

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