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Juveniles Can Be Tried As Adults In Ohio

A child under 18 years of age would ordinarily have his or her case heard in juvenile court. In order to try that child as an adult, the child must have been 14 years old or older at the time of the offense.  As long as the age limit and certain other criteria are met, juveniles can be tried as adults in Ohio.   (more…)

Medina County Legal Custody Attorney

What does a Medina County legal custody attorney do?  In Ohio, it is usually a request from the court to “allocate parental rights and responsibilities” or when modifying an existing custody order, “reallocate parental rights and responsibilities.”  If a parent is granted custody in a divorce, dissolution, annulment, legal separation or parentage case, that parent is named the residential parent and legal custodian of the child.  If shared parenting is granted, both parents are the residential parents, but one will be the residential parent for school purposes, which means the child will go to school in the district in which that parent resides.  Shared parenting does not necessarily mean equal time or support, but simply means that both parents share equal responsibilities. (more…)

Custody Rights Of An Unmarried Mother

What are the custody rights of an unmarried mother?  Ohio law provides a number of direct answers to this question.  Ohio Revised Code 3109.042 (R.C. 3109.042) answers that question: “An unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian.”  This means that, unless a court has ruled otherwise, an unmarried mother is the sole legal custodian of her child, giving her the right to make decisions for her child. (more…)

Wayne County Criminal Defense Attorney

A Wayne County Criminal Defense attorney represents individuals charged with a crime alleged to have been committed in Wayne County, Ohio.  A Wayne County criminal defense lawyer represents individuals for a variety of criminal cases, such as aggravated vehicular homicide, negligent homicide, drug abuse, disorderly conduct, and traffic offenses.  An experienced Wooster criminal defense attorney in Wayne County investigates defenses that can lead to acquittals and dismissal of charges. (more…)

Smithville Divorce Attorney

A Smithville divorce attorney represents individuals who either reside in Smithville or who need to go back to the Wayne County Domestic Relations Court because they need to revisit an issue in a divorce case in that court.   Having a Smithville divorce lawyer on your side is important in ensuring that your voice is heard in divorce court.

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Sharon Township Divorce Attorney

A Sharon Township Divorce Attorney files divorces in Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  When one or both spouses are residents of Sharon Township, this is where the divorce complaint should be filed.  Upon request, the magistrate issues temporary orders for issues such as child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and exclusive use of real and personal property.  Temporary Restraining orders are automatically issued in divorce cases.  The final hearing in a divorce case is usually set approximately one year from the date of filing.  This gives the parties time to conduct discovery and negotiate the issues. (more…)

Can a Juvenile Court Give an Adult Sentence?

Can a juvenile court give an adult sentence?  It sure can.  However, this option is only available for a Serious Youthful Offender (SYO), which blends juvenile and adult sentences.  Bindovers to adult court are not included in this article, as those cases involve a hearing to determine if a juvenile should be tried as an adult, and, if so, the juvenile’s case is transferred to adult court.  SYO exists in the world between the typical juvenile proceedings and adult court. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Child Support

Everything you wanted to know about child support but were afraid to ask is right here.  Just about.  Putting everything in would fill books.  Maybe, this should be called a quick look at what you need to know about child support. Anyway, here goes.
If a child’s parents are separated from each other, chances are that a child support order is either in place or can be put in place.  Child support may also be ordered when the parents are in divorce, dissolution of marriage, paternity and legal separation cases.  A child support award can originate or be modified through the county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA), domestic relations court or juvenile court.  In Medina County, child support is usually awarded in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  Summit County is the same, as it also has moved all of its parentage and/or paternity cases to the Summit County Domestic Relations Court.   A Summit County attorney or Medina County attorney would file for child support in domestic relations court, regardless of whether the case was a dissolution, divorce or paternity action.  However, Wayne County has not moved its parentage and/or paternity cases to domestic relations court.  A Wayne County attorney would file for child support in Wayne County Juvenile Court in a paternity action.  That same Wayne County attorney would still file for child support in Wayne County Domestic Relations Court in a divorce or dissolution. (more…)

Brunswick Divorce Attorney

When one or more spouses or parents reside in Brunswick, Ohio, that person may need the services of a Brunswick divorce attorney for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity suit, child custody, child support, and civil protection orders.  A skilled attorney can ensure that the evidence supporting your position is heard by the court, while exposing the weaknesses of the opposing side's case
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When Child Support Ends

When does child support stop?  How do you stop paying child support?  Does child support stop when a child turns eighteen?  Child support terminates or ends in a number of circumstances.  Ohio Revised Code 3119.88 (R.C. 3119.88) outlines the reasons why child support terminates and when child support ends.  The statute says that the child support order should terminate if any of the following occur:
  • The child is no longer attending high school upon turning eighteen years old.
  • The child stops attending high school after turning eighteen years old.
  • The child dies.
  • The child gets married.
  • The child becomes emancipated.
  • The child enlists in the armed services.
  • The child is deported.
  • Legal custody of the child changes.
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Summit County DUI Attorney

One accused of a DUI in Summit County needs a Summit County DUI attorney who has the experience to provide defense for various types of DUI and related issues.  DUI is officially known as Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) as defined in Ohio Revised Code 4511.19.   Summit County has three municipal courts, a juvenile court, common pleas court and several mayor’s courts, any of which will handle all or some portion of a DUI alleged to have been committed in Summit County.  All must follow Ohio law, including holding the State of Ohio to their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. (more…)

Norton Divorce Attorney

What is a Norton divorce attorney? A Norton divorce lawyer provides representation for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and  motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities. Where both parents are Norton residents, such cases would originate in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, 205 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. This article will limit the scope to outlining the basic hearings for  divorces, but does not set out every possible motion or procedure in such cases. (more…)

Barberton Divorce Attorney

What is a Barberton divorce attorney? A Barberton divorce lawyer provides representation for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities. Where both parents are Barberton residents, such cases would originate in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, 205 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. This article will limit the scope to outlining the basic hearings for  divorces, dissolutions, and paternity cases, but does not set out every possible motion or procedure in such cases. (more…)