Eric Michael Gibson's answer You have make an effort to locate your spouse and then petition the court for service by publication showing you made such effort. The amount of effort will vary depending on the facts of each case.
Eric Michael Gibson's answer It may have been repealed for a number of reasons and this does not mean you are entitled to have it expunged. That crime now exists under 18 Sec 2709. However if it was a summary offense there is a procedure for expungement when you have been crime free for 5 years since the conviction (guilty plea.)
Eric Michael Gibson's answer She should get a lawyer because it sounds like she has a pretty good defense. "THEFT OF PROPERTY LOST, MISLAID: A person who comes into control of property of another that he knows to have been lost or mislaid . . . is guilty of theft if, with intent to deprive the owner thereof, he fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to a person entitled to have it." Sounds like she took reasonable measures to restore the property. They also need the victim to testify that she didn't have...
Eric Michael Gibson's answer If there isn't a court order than the short answer is no. However there is nothing preventing either parent from withholding custody or altering the custody arrangement either.
Eric Michael Gibson's answer It depends, but if there is no court order you both have custody rights - however PA does have relocation laws which your ex may have violated. You should file for custody immediately.
Eric Michael Gibson's answer This is normally done in the context of an adoption either by another adult (such as a stepparent) or by putting the child up for adoption with an agency. A party needs to petition the court and consent to the termination.
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