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David Jay Sternberg

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  • Has he filed that in order for me to pay him child support?

    My ex has not paid child support for over 2 years. We finally found out where he works. Now he has filed for custody and modification of child support.

    David’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Reese. First, you should be aware that his filing does not relive him from the accrued child support. You should consult with an attorney immediately to file a motion to show cause and oppose his motion to modify custody and support.

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  • Can I file a motion to get the hearing tried in NC since I reside here or does it have to be tried in OH?

    I have full custody of my daughter, decided by a court in OH. We reside in NC, and have for 3 years now. Her mom acquired temporary custody of her in OH over the Christmas break and wouldn't let her return home. Can I file a motion to get the case...

    David’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Nielsen. This a complex area of law as to jurisdiction. How did the mother get temporary custody of her, and when is that case scheduled to be heard? You need to obtain an attorney. One of the knowledgeable contributor on family law is an attorney from Lancaster, Lee Thompson. I would contact him.

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  • Is it a smart decision to take my ex wife back to court?

    She has since our divorce and child support hearing, remarried, gained a house, gotten a car, had another child, and is now pregnant again. Still unemployed and she relies very much on welfare and child support. She is a very vindictive person. I ...

    David’s Answer

    The limited facts you have given do indicate a review is in order. You should review this with your attorney, or if you don't have one, then you need to get an attorney.

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  • Can I be contempt if I deny exhusband to take our daughter out of state if he already moved never filed an intent to relocate?

    I went through a divorce in 2004. I was granted sole custody of our now 15 year old daughter. I have sole parenting plan which is identical to local rule 25 visitation. Recently, her father moved out of state and never filed an intent to relocate ...

    David’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Thompson. First start by reviewing the judgment entry of divorce to find out what you ex's responsibilities are concerning notice of intent to relocate. Since he is not the residential parent the statute does not apply. Most if not all divorce decrees or local court rules require that a parent give the other parent where the child will be and a phone number. It is a dangerous practice to start denying visitation. You should discuss this with your attorney. If you don't have one, get one.

    Each of the clerk of courts offices' have the necessary form to give notice of relocation.

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  • Could i file a ex parte emergency motion for temp custody

    Me, The mother and the grandmother currently share custody. The grandmother is emotionally abusing my daughter, this is all documented through a counselor. The counselor is worried about her and is bringing in a case manager. I want to go for cust...

    David’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Thompson. If the circumstances are as you describe, you should be able to get an ex-parte order. What you need to do is sit down with an attorney and plan your attack.

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  • What will be, spousal support, alimony, retirement if any guide lines? Trying to file without council?

    Seeking answers , after separation, foreclosure, no children, nothing to divide! She moved back to prior address, I to an apartment, not knowing what her employer is or how much she makes?

    David’s Answer

    Your first mistake is going at without counsel. These questions are why you should get counsel. Your in Cuyahoga County there are numerous factors the court will consider. There is a belief that there it is one year of spousal to every three years of marriage. What is the difference between her income and your income? What is marital debt situation?
    You need to consult with an attorney.

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  • My question is, Can I tell my workers comp to stop paying my child support? I know it will just add to my arrearage.

    I already filed for change of custody and change of child support, but I'm still paying child support for two kids that live with me. I know I have to wait until my court hearing to get the child support part taken care of legally through the courts.

    David’s Answer

    This is really a family law question. You need to have the attorney representing you in the custody matter file a motion to terminate child support or impound child support until the custody issue is decided. The Bureau of Workers' Compensation does not have the ability to stop the withholding of child support.

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  • How do I terminate parental rights?

    If I am wanting to give up parental rights in Hamilton County ohio what do I need to do? The custodial parent has stated she does not want child support or anything but full parental rights. I am willing to sign rights over. She has violated th...

    David’s Answer

    Attorney Nielsen is correct the courts are not going to allow you to sign off on your parenting rights unless there is going to be adoption.

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  • She asked me if she could take the kids to her aunts for Christmas party I think she will skip and not bring them back

    Married wife went missing she abandoned me and the kids she was gone for 20 days till I finally heard from her after being word she got kidnapped she informed me she wasn't coming home still don't know where she is So is it true I have full custod...

    David’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Reese. You don't have custody until a court awards you custody. You need to have a conversation with a family lawyer.

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  • Does she take the meeting with her ex husband's lawyer or just go to court on Friday without meeting hIm?

    A friend of mine, she has a shared parenting plan with her ex, which he has not gone by at any time. In June, he refused to take his kids back into his house. She has emails from him saying he doesn't want visitation. Then he moved away with his n...

    David’s Answer

    There is probably more to this story then is written here. These are not easy cases and the only proper advice is for your friend to consult with an attorney.

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