Two+ years ago custody suit began. I requested Ad Litem and Psyche Evals and paid for both accordingly. A few weeks ago (yet another ignored abuse hearing) Magistrate demands a second round of the above even though I filed indigent (I've lost everything, including my job recently over these never ending issues with the Defendant, yet I'm being demanded in 30 days or less to pull hundreds of dollars out of thin air which isn't possible.) As such, contempt is expected.
Any references to ORC or Ohio Supreme would be greatly helpful if there's protection against "financial punishment" as I've come to call it.Note 1: Ohio notes "10 steps" Ad Litem is required to follow which was failed horribly the last time she was hired. The same Ad Litem is being chosen. Objection to the Ad Litem, etc. has been filed and hearing is set for a week from now (thankfully) but I need to be as prepared as possible - just denoting "extortion" or being open about "last time" I doubt is going to be enough. Note 2: The "order" for Ad Litem and additional Psyche Review was combined on the Magistrate's "Order To Appear" -- would this not be required to be done as separate orders?
Sign up to receive a 5-part series of useful information and advice about child custody law.