Questions Answered by Allison D. Gaffen

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2013

Allison D. Gaffen's answer
Desertion is addressed in 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 3301(a)(1): § 3301. Grounds for divorce. (a) Fault.--The court may grant a divorce to the innocent and injured spouse whenever it is judged that the other spouse has: (1) Committed willful and malicious ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning Law for Pennsylvania on Dec 28, 2012

Allison D. Gaffen's answer
For more information about Wills in Pennsylvania, please visit: http://www.gaffenstephenson.com/wills.html.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on Dec 19, 2012

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For more information about PFA's in Pennsylvania, please visit: http://www.gaffenstephenson.com/protection-fr om-abuse.html.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2012

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For more information about grandparent's rights in Pennsylvania please visit: http://www.gaffenstephenson.com/grandparents- rights.html.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on Sep 27, 2012

Allison D. Gaffen's answer
The Pennsylvania law that has the grounds for involuntarily termination of parental rights can be found here: http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/domestic-r elations/00.025.011.000.html.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2012

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Child support and child custody are two different cases. You should consult with an attorney to review the amount of support you are paying and about custody.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2012

Allison D. Gaffen's answer
Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Allegheny County has detailed information about the expungement process: http://www.nlsa.us/ProSe/Expungement_Alleghen y.pdf. For legal advice about your specific situation, you should consult with a defense ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2012

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Are you asking if the search was legal? If so, much more detailed information about the vehicle stop and search is needed to answer your question. For legal advice about your situation, you should contact an attorney in your county. If you cannot afford a ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2012

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I would need more information to answer this question. Are you describing a situation of a warrant-less search? Or a theft of property? For legal advice, you should consult with an attorney in your county. This answer is attorney advertising and is for ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning Law for Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2012

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Having a will can make sure that your property goes to whom you want it to pass, otherwise your property will pass according to the laws of intestate succession. For more information about intestate succession, you can view the law here: ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Pennsylvania on Sep 4, 2012

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Section 3301(d) of the PA Divorce Code states that a no fault divorce can be granted if (1) the parties have been separated for two years and (2) the marriage is irretrievably broken. Both points can be contested. You should consult with an attorney in ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2012

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Without seeing the papers that were filed, I do not have enough information to answer this question. You should consult with an attorney in your county about your specific situation. Your attorney can also advise you about any economic claims you might ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2012

Allison D. Gaffen's answer
You should consult with a child custody attorney in your area. This attorney will be able to give advice about your specific situation. If you cannot afford an attorney, you should contact the legal services office in your county. This answer is attorney ...