Along with pictures of my injuries and text messages back-and-forth. At the same time, I am also in a very nasty custody battle with my ex-husband. I learned today that his attorney somehow got a hold of every single police report, statement, text message, picture, interviews with my family,... Read more »
You are in a difficult spot. As long as you are doing what you can to move forward with your life, do not panic. Get support from agencies such as crime victims and get an attorney who understands domestic violence to represent you in custody. Custody courts are concerned that the kids are safe....Read more »
Trust your attorney. Conferences sometimes do not include the parties. Usually this is to establish the issues, schedule witnesses, or identify additional information that might be needed. You will be in the conference through your attorney so make sure s/he has all the information they need...Read more »
The divorce was 3301 c. She has been awarded spousal support. I wasn’t sure if that ended when the divorce is final and there were no additional claims and we both waive the intent to bring any claims.
Unless there has been an agreement to alimony in the property settlement agreement, spousal support generally will stop when the divorce is granted. Alimony, equitable distribution and awards of counsel fees are generally considered ancillary relief that must be part of the divorce. If there is...Read more »
Don’t make the mistake of trying to get something filed just to get it started. There are timelines that affect jurisdiction in family law matters and you want to understand the consequences of the decisions you make. Consultation with an attorney in your area can help you weigh the costs and...Read more »
Separation is a very difficult time, particularly if abuse is involved. Check with the lawyer who is representing you in the divorce or the local domestic violence agency to make sure you are safe. If you feel you need a Protection from Abuse order, the DV agency and/or the court may help you...Read more »
This is a concerning situation. If I understand the question, your daughter was not with her father but with her grandfather. If you and the father cannot agree to something that keeps your child in a safe environment, then you could consider seeking modification of the existing order....Read more »
My fiancé’s ex wife constantly denies him visitation with his daughter. She claims that he neglected her when she was 3 months old, but she never pursued a child neglect or abuse case. Can she threaten him to sign over his rights?
People threaten each other often in custody matters. It does not necessarily mean a court will agree with them. But your fiancé should consult an attorney, find out his options and make his own decision. You should not be doing it for him.
He will be 18 in 3 months. He is completely disobedient, defiant, manipulative, you name it. My parents are on the verge of a mental breakdown. He is bipolar and refuses to take his medication. He is constantly lieing about where he is and what he is doing. I personally fear for my parents lives.... Read more »
This is a decision your parents need to make. But if your brother has a mental illness and is dangerous to himself or to others, he might be involuntarily committed for treatment. I don’t know what county you’re in, but you can get information about mental health treatment options from the...Read more »
The fact that you are asking this in the context of a custody case suggests you are more concerned about the custody case than any physical abuse. If that is not the case and your child has been abused then you should report it. It is a difficult situation in real life because you have no way of...Read more »
If he legally adopts her, does the grandparents on the deceased father's side still have visitation rights. My daughter has only met them a few times and doesn't know them. I really don't want my x's family in our lives at all. They live in NC.
In an adoption in Pennsylvania there is a provision that allows (in some cases) for limited continuing contact with the biological family. In custody, grandparents of a deceased may petition the court for partial custody or visitation. It all depends on what the court determines to be in the...Read more »
I was granted relocation from Pennsylvania to Arizona over 2 years ago. I have since met someone and are getting married, but his kids are moving to Florida since his ex wife is remarried, and we want to move so we can all be together. Do I have to refile for another relocation to do that? If... Read more »
The famous lawyer answer is: it depends. You were permitted to relocate with the child, but you need to be sure that the jurisdiction in the custody action was transferred. If the other parent continues to live in Pennsylvania, the court order may include a provision that the Pennsylvania court...Read more »
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