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.
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…)
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.