Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Ashland
TARA B. HASSINGER Plaintiff-Appellee
RYAN C. HASSINGER Defendant-Appellant
from the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division,
Case No. 15-DIV-032
Plaintiff-Appellee MATTHEW JAMES MALONE.
Defendant-Appellant RYAN C. HASSINGER, Pro Se.
JUDGES: Hon. W. Scott Gwin, P.J. Hon. Craig R. Baldwin, J.
Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J.
1} Defendant-Appellant, Ryan Hassinger, appeals the
March 22, 2016 judgment entry of the Court of Common Pleas of
Ashland County, Ohio, Domestic Relations Division, denying
his objections and adopting the magistrate's decision.
Plaintiff-Appellee is Tara Hassinger.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} Appellant and appellee were married on February
27, 2009. Two children were born of the marriage, R.H. born
June 29, 2007, and C.H. born November 30, 2008. On February
25, 2015, appellee filed a complaint for divorce.
3} The parties reached an agreement as to all issues
except the care and disposition of the children and child
support. A hearing before a magistrate was held on January 6,
2016. By decision filed February 1, 2016, the magistrate
named appellee residential parent and legal custodian of the
children, and ordered appellant to pay child support in the
amount of $361.25 per month.
4} Appellant filed objections. Appellant did not
provide the trial court with a transcript of the
magistrate's hearing. By judgment entry filed March 22,
2016, the trial court reviewed the magistrate's findings,
found them to be sufficient to support the conclusions of
law, denied the objections, and adopted the magistrate's
decision. The trial court ordered appellee to prepare the
decree of divorce and submit the decree to the trial court.
5} Appellant filed an appeal and this matter is now
before this court for consideration. Assignments of error are
6} "THE TRIAL COURT COMMITTED PREJUDICIAL ERROR
WHEN IT DIVESTED THE APPELLANT[']S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO
PARENT HIS CHILDREN WITH THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD
STANDARD, IN VIOLATION OF THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE ...