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Matthew Charles Bangerter

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  • What are the laws against a residential parent moving out of state with my child?

    My daughter's father and I have joint custody, but he is the residential parent. If he moves out of state with my daughter and says he "called" his social worker but didn't file anything through the courts. Are there any laws against that? He didn...

    Matthew’s Answer

    The first thing to do is check your divorce decree. That document will typically contain a provision prohibiting the residential parent from moving outside of the home county or an adjoining county. Her father will need to file a notice with the court, which you will have an opportunity to contest.

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  • What form or forms do I need to file?

    My sons mother and I are split up and We're never married. It's been almost 2 years and we've gotten along for the most part. I get my son Thursday, Saturday and Sunday every week as set by us and have for 2 years. Recently she's been taking advan...

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    You will need to file a complaint in juvenile court to establish visitation. You may also have to establish paternity, if that hasn't been done yet.

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  • My question is could he be sent back down the road or what is there to expect in this situation?

    Okay my BF is in a situation where the mother of his child tends to call the police and report that he hit her. she never shows up to the court hearings to testify against him. She calls they arrest him and it's just that.The first time she did th...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Even if he is not convicted, simply getting charged with a crime could be enough to land him a parole violation. So to answer your question, yes, it is possible he could be sent back down the road. He should get himself an attorney asap.

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  • How does my sister sign custody back over to me?

    Signed over custody because I was going to prison, want to obtain custody back and my sister is willing to sign custody back over. How do we do this?

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you are both in agreement, you will still need to file a request with the court but you can submit an agreement in writing to expedite the process.

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  • What should I do as far as this? Should I file for a visitation schedule to be set up??

    My sons father and I pretty much have been on one page when it comes to co-parenting. Ive never kept our son from seeing his dad. But for some reason now he feels as if when he gets our son he doesnt have to come back home to me. I am the custodia...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If there is no court order and you were never married, the visitation schedule is completely up to you. If the father wants visitation, he will have to file for it. If there is a court order in place, then you can file a motion with the court to hold him in contempt for violating the court ordered visitation.

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  • Filing bankruptcy (Ohio) a week AFTER a pretrial lawsuit from a debt collector? Do I still have to show up?

    Do I have to appear in a pretrial (lawsuit from a debt collector--Midland Funding) if I'm going to file bankruptcy (Ohio) a week AFTER this pretrial date? An answer was filed accordingly when I received the complaint in November. However, my att...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You've already retained an attorney, listen to your attorney's advice. He or she will know the specifics of your case much better than anyone here.

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  • How do we relocate legally?

    I would like to move from Ohio to Arizona with my son. I am the Residential Parent. I have been offered employment, pending an interview, and would be close to my Mother (my Son's only living Grandparent). The Custody Agreement says I need to info...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You cannot just move your child out of state. You must notify the court, and the other parent may contest that decision.

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  • What will happen if I do not show up in court and can he take custody of my child?

    I'm been sued in another state by my child's father who have no legal rights to him nor is his name on the birth certificate but he says I'm an abuser and unstable. How do I dismiss the case without going to court because I feel is a stupid case

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will likely not be able to dismiss the case without showing up, but you should consult an attorney licensed in that other state immediately. If you don't show up or respond to his lawsuit, you risk losing and letting him win whatever he is asking for, including possibly custody of your child. Talk to a lawyer immediately.

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  • My son father had a warrant for a probation violation for not going to see his probation officer how much time can he get?

    he was arrested for not going to see his probation officer and not attending court what's the minimum time and maximum time he can get?

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    He could get some or all of the sentence that was hung over his head at his initial sentencing. The best way to handle this is to be proactive and get him in to face his PO. The more responsibly he handles it the more chance he has of lesser consequences.

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  • I was Charged with domestic violence back in July, the case was dismissed how can I get the arrest and charge off my record.?

    I was arrested and charged with domestic violence on July 16 2015. It was a false charge, but in Ohio they had to arrest me by law. It was proven that I never laid a hand on my wife and that her injuries were caused by her slamming her car into an...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will need to apply to have your record sealed in the court where you were initially charged.

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