My dad left us a little over a year ago. He isn't paying child support, and flat out told our grandma that if she tries to make him pay it he'll take us kids away from her. We're all old enough to decide who we want to go with, but he'll play nast...
While only your mother can make the decision as to when or even if she will file for a divorce, perhaps if she had some good information about her rights and what she could expect in the event of a divorce, she might be more inclined to take the steps that she needs to take to protect herself and to provide for you and your siblings.
Many family law lawyers offer a free initial consultation. Perhaps you could sit down with her on this website and look at the profiles of some of the lawyers in your area together and then help her to make an appointment if she agrees.See question
I am 26 days from being 18 but it's a very terrible situation at home. I wanted to run away tonight but am afraid the cops will come and get me and them it would be worse at home. If I were to go somewhere safe could they do anything to me since I...
Because you are not yet 18, if you run away you could be brought up on delinquency charges. I recommend that you discuss your situation with your school counselor who can help you contact the appropriate authorities to help you.See question
I owe this $100 hospital bill, I have no income at all, and I still live with my parents, and I am only 20 years old. I really don't want to get sued, I don't really know what I'm doing, I've never dealt with something like this before!
Due to the legal costs involved, the hospital is unlikely to sue over a $100 bill, however, I would recommend contacting them to see if you qualify for some type of financial aid. Many hospitals have a sliding fee scale that they will use to offset part of the cost, and you could make a payment arrangement with them for the balance.See question
Single mom of 8 month old. Boyfriend lives 1.5 hours away, only sees baby on weekends as long as he doesn't have other plans. Rarely takes baby, myself and my family care for him 99% of the time. There is no court order for custody or child suppor...
If your boyfriend should take you to court, it is possible for the judge to order the child to stay in Ohio. However, under the circumstances you describe, that is not likely without some other compelling reason to order such a change. I would recommend consulting with a local family law attorney who can explain the possible consequences of a move. However, without a court case / order, there is nothing preventing you from moving. Father has 6 months to file a case in Ohio, after which Arizona would have jurisdiction over a custody case.See question
do his ex-wife who has married twice since and his kids who did not live with him get all the money if i file on his behalf
The lawsuit proceeds would be a part of his probate estate. His will, or the statute governing estates of intestate person would control as to who received the proceeds. Unless he left a Will naming you or someone else as his beneficiary, it is likely that his adult children would be the beneficiaries.See question
My daughter will b 2 next month her biolgical father haa not been a part of her life and has not seen her since the day she was born, he refuses to pay child support. I would much rather him not even b a part of her life and just want to let him s...
The only way for the father to "sign over his rights" in the State of Ohio is if your daughter has a stepparent who files for adoption. At that point, the biological father can sign a Consent to Adoption paperwork. The Court won't terminate his rights and responsibilities unless someone is willing to take them over. I know it's not what you wanted to hear.See question
My daughter is 6 yrs old and plays basketball and is enjoying it. I have full custody of my daughter and I take her to the team's practices every Wed. evening and to her games on Saturday's on the weekends I have her. Her games are at 1:00 p.m...
First, you would need to look to your parenting order to see if there is any clause in it concerning children's activities. This type of scenario is a "hot button" in many custody cases. The residential parent is registering the child to an activity that is enjoyable and the non-residential parent thinks the other parent is using the activity to make life difficult.
Absent direction in the court order, is it "reasonable?" How far must father drive to take her to the game? What activities does this obligation keep father from doing with the child?
Unfortunately there is no black and white answer to this question.See question
My wife and I have an unemployed 21 year old daughter living with us who is medically under-insured, devoid of savings, and is claimed on our IRS return. Under these conditions, if she were to experience a catastrophic medical event and could not...
Under these circumstances, creditors should have no recourse against the parents unless the parents were to guarantee payment. If your daughter should need medical treatment, be very careful to read any form that you are asked to sign to ensure that you are not accepting responsibility for cost of treatment.See question
My son is turning 18 very soon and I am realizing he is not mentally ready to be out on his own. He has documented mental illness and hostility problems and I am in fear that these are going to cause harm to him or someone else. I would like to fi...
You would apply to be his guardian through the Probate Court. The forms are online http://www.eriecounty.oh.gov/departments-and-agencies/legal-resources/probate-court/welcome/probate-forms/guardianship-and-conservatorship-forms/
I would recommend using an Erie County lawyer who is familiar with these proceedings if it is possible.See question
Can they make us put our dog down. He is not mean he is a very good dog. I really believe he was playing with her. She was just too tiny.
A dog that attacks a human or another animal without provocation can be considered a vicious dog under Ohio law. You can be cited criminally and subjected to potential large fines and jail time. You may also be subject to a civil law suit for money damages by the owner of the other dog. whether you will be allowed to keep the dog or whether it must be put down depends upon the local ordinance(s) that apply and other factors. I would recommend consulting with an attorney in your area.See question