A Michigan judge recently ordered three children to spend time in juvenile detention due to their refusal to spend time with their father. This is not a common practice in Ohio or in any other state, so the judge's decision was a surprise to many. The father of the three children is now fighting for custody, sources say.
Reality tv fans in Ohio and around the country have probably heard that Kourtney Kardashian and her longtime partner Scott Disick are splitting up. They are not the only ones following their break up, as those in the legal world are speculating about what might happen to the couple's three children.
Many Ohio residents have been paying close attention to the legal battle over same-sex marriage. The practice was banned in Ohio by lawmakers in 2004, and the state's residents have also supported a constitutional amendment prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriage. However, these legislative efforts were consigned to the history books on June 26 when a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court rendered such laws unconstitutional.
In any child custody and child support case, paternity is a deciding factor. That's because courts here in Ohio don't want to order a man to pay support or give him parental rights if a link to the child cannot be established either through voluntary acknowledgement or through genetic testing.
A recent “Law You Can Use” column in the Logan Daily News that was provided by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) addressed several child custody questions. Here are some of the most important points that were made in the column:
As we began discussing in the last post, Ohio's treatment of child custody matters have changed a lot over the past few decades. While one parent typically "won" custody of the child over the other parent many years ago, today both parents typically play an important role in "shared" parenting arrangements.
As the Ohio State Bar Association explains in a recent article on its website, child custody is a lot different today than it used to be. This may come as a welcome surprise to adults who went through their parents' divorces as children many years ago.
Any parent in Ohio can tell you that life is full of changes. Sometimes, life changes may lead to a relocation. Whether you have a new job opportunity in a different state or your aging parents need a caretaker, moving is a part of life for many people. When you are divorced and the primary custodian of your children, however, you must go through the courts to change your custody arrangement before moving.
If you are like most people, you may be feeling very anxious about going to court for your divorce, child custody or other family law matter.
For parents who have been through a divorce, their parental rights can be a very important and cherished thing. These rights can be essential in a parent being able to have a chance to have the strong relationship they want with their kids in the wake of the major changes in a family a divorce triggers.