I have a legal question about my post-divorce obligations. My daughter turned 18 in October, but she is still in the 10th grade - she failed more than once. She was supposed to graduate in June 2020. That won't happen. We live in Pennsylvania. Am I required to provide health insurance up until the... Read more »
If your support order requires you to maintain coverage for her, then you should. If you feel it's a burden for you to continue covering her after June 2010, you can file a petition with the court to seek a modification of the order.
The ex has a tendency to lesve the kids home alone friday nights no babysitter with alot of men i do not know or trust knowing they are typically home alone without her there at times. Its a safety concern she refuses to listen to and always tells me to its my life dont tell me how to live it.... Read more »
Under most circumstances, an adoption is final. I suggest that you gather all of you paperwork and then seek out the advice of an attorney who pretty mush specializes in adoptions. try doing an internet search for one in the Philadelphia area and then call to find out if he/she seems like one who...Read more »
When we got our house the only way for her to get an fha loan was for me to sign a release of marital claims. So I am not on the mortgage or deed. I was told that she still could not kick me out or sell the home because it's an established family home regardless of all that. And i have been 800... Read more »
Yes, you need to consult with an attorney. If you're not on the deed, she could attempt to sell the house but she files for divorce you have the ability to ask the court to restrict her from doing so. There are many other aspects to your situation that are best answered in a face to face...Read more »
Are you sure you're a surviving beneficiary and not just the alternate payee? If you're the alternate payee, it's quite possible that your payments are supposed to extend only while your ex was living. If you really were kept on as a surviving beneficiary, then you would be entitled to receive a...Read more »
A bench warrant has been issued for my child’s mother for not showing up to any of our court dates and I have just been granted sole legal and physical custody of both our children. She currently has my children and I don’t know where they live. Can I contact her myself and show her that I have... Read more »
The best approach would be to try to do this without the police and contact her. She may not have been served with the order so see what you can do to get it into her possession. I suggest that you not be too aggressive or threatening about it. In the least, try to find out where the children are....Read more »
Mother gave Father full custody based on a verbal agreement that he would take them and go away. This was her attempt to get away from him and his abuse of her. He has not gone away and is continuing to do things that he might be charged for. He is already on probation that includes no contact with... Read more »
If Father is incarcerated and Mother is unwilling to step up to the plate and take care of their children, then, unless a suitable family member is located, the children will probably go into foster care.
my ex has an apartment that he pays half of the $800 rent plus half of utilities, do the courts consider rent in calculating his support amount in PA? What if his girlfriend is giving him half of the rent in cash and then he pays the rent out of his account? Will courts look at that as him paying... Read more »
Generally speaking, in PA the bills and other financial obligations of the parents, other than medical insurance, child's medical expenses, and childcare/tuition, are not relevant. The calculation of a support order is income, not expense, driven.
In PA child support and child custody are separate in that , if you have a support order, you still have to pay it regardless of whether or not you see your child. If you want to see your son and your mother s not willing, then you're going to have to go to custody court to obtain time with him.
They'll take the entire refund to satisfy the arrears in whole or in part. So, if your refund is $1000, they'll take it all. If it's $1500, they may intercept the entire refund but would refund whatever isn't needed to pay off the arrears.
NCP arrears payments that were approved by court are being garnished out of his pay, but now CP wants payments to be increased. Can CP have court increase arrears payments, and if yes, under what circumstances? All kids are over 18, no longer live with CP and 1 passed away in 2015.
You'll probably have to go in person to the Domestic Relations Office which is handling your case. Be forewarned that they may charge you for every copy so you may want to think about what documents you really need. They can also give you a print-out of your payment . You can call first to find out...Read more »
You're going to have to ask this question of an attorney who practices in whichever jurisdiction is administering this order. It appears that would be NJ. You may have to change your location because right now your question is going out to PA lawyers.
The venue originally should hv been held in WV where my child had resided from 3 months of age to the present day. He is now 2 yrs 7 months old. The opposing attorney and judge are crooked in PA where the case is being held presently. It has been 2 yrs as well. I need to get the venue changed from... Read more »
You can always consult another attorney. Usually, despite what you believe, there are good, legal reasons why a case is not moved to another jurisdiction., For example, the length of time the child has resided in the current jurisdiction.
Yes, the divorce complaint will give you information about filing for counseling. You'll have to file a petition for it. The court can order up to three counseling sessions. usually the person seeking the counseling is responsible for paying for it.
My ex-wife has primary custody and it has been a nasty battle of manipulating the kids against me and a lot of disparagement about me to the kids (judge has already warned her about these issues). She is moving out of state and we have already been to our first court date, as I was not agreeing to... Read more »
By now you should know that nothing is easy in custody when the parents aren't 100% on the same page. Also, there is no such thing as "full" custody. Perhaps you mean primary physical custody? I suggest that you consult with an experienced family law attorney to get you through this. In the...Read more »
You could but first you might want to figure out what the result might be if you were subject to a support order under the PA Support Guidelines. There are several support calculators available online, one through the PA Department of Health. I suggest you either work with one of those or, even...Read more »
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