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When Can Grandparents Take Custody Of A Child?

When can grandparents take custody of a child? A nonparent can be awarded custody of a minor child if the court makes a finding of parental unsuitability. Parental unsuitability can be determined if the "parent abandoned the child; contractually relinquished custody of the child; that the parent has become totally incapable of supporting or caring for the child; or that an award of custody to the parent would be detrimental to the child.” Parents who are suitable persons have a paramount right to the custody of their minor children.   In other words, parents have a right to care for and raise their children. In order to infringe on that right, someone must first demonstrate that the parent is unsuitable, commonly known as unfit parents. A typical case of parental unsuitability is when the parents leave the children with the grandparents and disappear for a long period of time. In such an instance, the grandparent will likely be able to prove parental unsuitability and may be able to obtain custody of the children.   (more…)

Dividing Retirement Benefits In Divorce

How do you go about dividing retirement benefits in divorce?  First, the domestic relations court must determine who is entitled to what portion of retirement benefits.  Retirement benefits accumulated during the marriage are marital assets, and must be divided as part of an equitable division of property.  Equitable division means a fair division of property. (more…)

Who Is Entitled To A Child’s School Records?

Who is entitled to a child’s school records?  Under Ohio law, both parents have the right to access their child’s school records.  The schools generally recognize the right of the legal custodian and residential parent’s access to school records.  However, some schools may not always recognize the non-residential parent’s right to access their child’s records.  If this problem arises, the legal custody papers usually contain language stating that both parents have the right to have access to their child’s school records. (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…)

Summit County Divorce Attorney

Parents and spouses who reside in Summit County may need the services of a Summit County divorce attorney.  Divorces, dissolutions, and paternity cases are heard in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, 205 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. A divorce in the Summit Domestic Relations Court starts with the filing of a complaint, accompanied by a number of affidavits, and usually a request for temporary orders.  The Court typically sets a temporary orders hearing several weeks out from the filing of the motion for temporary orders, at which the attorneys argue the parties’ respective positions before the court.  The court issues a decision soon after the hearing.  The court later conducts pre-trials, including a discovery status conference and a pre-trial conference.  The case is later set for trial. (more…)

Clinton Divorce Attorney

Where both spouses live in Clinton, Ohio, their divorce would be filed in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, 205 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. A Clinton divorce attorney provides representation for individuals needing assistance with divorce matters, as well as dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and  motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities. A divorce in the Summit Domestic Relations Court starts with the filing of a complaint, and sometimes a request for temporary orders. The temporary orders hearing is usually held several weeks from the filing of the motion for temporary orders.  Later in the process, there are a series of pre-trials, including a discovery status conference and a pre-trial conference.  The case is later set for trial. (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…)