Ammend ORC 2919.23
  • Petitioning Ohio Governor

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Ohio Governor
Ohio State Senate

Ammend ORC 2919.23

    1. Rebecca Pena
    2. Petition by

      Rebecca Pena

      Cincinnati, OH

When a Parent moves and does not give notice to the noncustodial parent , The courts in the state of Ohio will not hear your case without an address to serve the other party. Even if you have a court order that clearly states a visitation schedule, if you do not know where your child has moved to with the custodial parent the courts will not hear your case. the Clerk of courts will not even accept your filing. Your documents become worthless and unenforceable until the custodial parent resurfaces and sometimes many years later. This law needs to change. Years are lost and lives destroyed due to this huge gap in the legal system that has been grossly exploited by countless Custodial Parents looking to interfere with the custody and visitation of the non custodial Parent.

Ohio Governor
Ohio State Senate
Ammend ORC 2919.23 Please make it a criminal act for a custodial parent to move without giving notice to a non residential Parent.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Protection Order DENIED !

      Rebecca Pena
      Petition Organizer

      Clermont County Domestic Relations Court has denied my request for a protection order, they gave absolutely no consideration to abuse, lack of utilities, or sexual issues. Their reason being , This court does not have jurisdiction since there was a divorce and a custody order in another county. I asked the Magistrate " Did you read the allegations ?" in tears, her response " Do you understand ? I am unable to hear this case" I answered and cried even more that " I'M JUST TRYING TO PROTECT MY SON !" She then offered to print up her bounce order sending me to a county 60 miles away. Penny Ann Gates I would like to thank you for doing absolutely nothing for a child who was abducted by his father and abused for 7 years of sheer hell. I will personally ensure you NEVER get elected as a judge in this or any county in the US.

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kiel Greenlee DAYTON, OH
      • 4 months ago

      My ex has kidnapped my child and is moving around in KY and I am finding it very difficult to get law enforcement to act

    • abby cole BATAVIA, OH
      • 9 months ago

      Us kids suffer the most out of parents stupidity

    • Gloria Garcia SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 11 months ago

      Runaway Custodial parents need to be held accountable for the years and years of mental abuse of they're own children including the feeling of lost, confusion, fear, not feeling safe, being told lies about the Non-Custodial parent and very possible physical and sexual abuse by C-parents friends or relative that the child is too afraid to tell.

    • lori hale MANCHESTER, KY
      • 12 months ago

      a mother shouldn't be denied their kid no matter what they do

    • Mack Conway SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 12 months ago

      This problem has direct effects on my friends and family in Ohio.


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