Raquel Ann ParishPremium Family Law Firm | R. A. Parish Law, LLC
- Divorce, Family Law
- Maryland, Ohio
Raquel Ann Parish is an OHIO based attorney who practices solely in the area of family and marital law. She graduated from the University of Maryland University College, Cum Laude, with a degree in Psychology. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the top tier rated University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ms. Parish has cared about family law issues throughout her career and she has consistently helped her family law clients reach amicable resolutions for their cases. She has successfully negotiated numerous martial settlement agreements and shared parenting plans, including child support. When cases are not able to resolve, Ms. Parish is a fierce advocate at trial. She maintains her commitment to families who need quality legal assistance when facing Family and Divorce disputes.
Ms. Parish believes in working closely with her clients to ensure that they understand their cases and that they understand the best and most realistic solutions to resolving their family law matters. She offers guidance and education to clients through each step of the process, helping to ease fears and providing expectations. Ms. Parish is committed to resolving case matters amicably, especially in cases involving children. Ms. Parish will vigorously protect client’s rights when necessary if the parties involved cannot agree concerning the case issues. She is experienced and ready to help you today.
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- State Bar of Ohio  # 0098643
- Maryland State Bar  # 1212120060
- Activities: Civil Litigation and Family Law
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
No Cost, No Obligation Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Family Law
- Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Q. Do you help with paternity? there were 2 other men she slept with.
- A: Unmarried Fathers can register their potential paternity with the Ohio putative Father's registry so the state is aware of the Father's claims. Unmarried Fathers in Ohio can go to Child Support to request DNA testing and an administrative order of Paternity to establish parentage. Unmarried Fathers also have a right to file for custody of their child in the Juvenile court of the county where their minor child resides (generally where the Mother resides). Fathers can get more information about filing for custody by visiting the county juvenile court in person and/or reviewing custody information online at the juvenile court website.
- Q. My wife filed for divorce. The papers were sent a month ago via certified mail. I have not received the papers.
- A: The Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure require that service must be completed on the opposing party prior to the court making any final rulings in the case. There is nothing to do until the papers are received from the post office, sheriff or process server. Parties who avoid service can be served by publication notice in a local newspaper. If parties are in agreement to go forward with a case they can file a waiver of service to absolve the filing party of the requirement to serve the court papers by certified mail, process server or sheriff. Parties should be aware of all court timelines and timelines for answering in filing any waivers.
- Q. Can a father with shared parenting of a minor give POA to step parent
- A: A parent can grant permission for a step parent to handle certain duties and responsibilities concerning their own child. However, issues may arise concerning the minor child if the other parent finds out that their child's opposite parent is relinquishing their duties and responsibilities to a step parent. Also, most medical providers and schools will not accept a power of attorney if there another parent who is legally authorized to make decisions. Medical providers especially are becoming more stringent about this requirement and are now keeping child custody orders on file as to who is allowed to authorize care. Recent laws have been passed concerning this issue.
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