I contacted a lawyer’s office about divorcing my husband (he agrees and does not want to contest anything, we have no kids, and we have no property to split) and they agreed they could help me, I paid them, and the last I spoke to them they are filing the final pipework with the court for the... View More
The divorce action does not have to be filed in the county where you were married but should be filed in the county where one of you resides. There are attorneys who will file for the divorce in other counties, such as Potter County, because the filing fees are less but I would not recommend doing...View More
Assuming the grandparent doesn't wish to agree to be removed, the parents would have to file a petition to modify the custody order. Before doing so, I strongly suggest that the parents speak with a local attorney experienced in familyu law for a private consultation during which they can...View More
The 3301(a)(6) grounds were probably included in case you weren't agreeable to signing for a no fault divorce. In PA, you're allowed to included seemingly conflicting grounds in your requests for divorce in the complaint. It's perfectly acceptable to then ultimately proceed under one of the two.
These questions suggest to me that you're trying to handle this divorce without the assistance of an attorney. Briefly, if the other party doesn't wish to sign the Affidavit of Consent, then you have to wait until you've been separated for one year. You'll want to read the court...View More
I found messages between them and my daughter stated she didn’t want him like that but he keeps trying to pressure and manipulate her into it. I’m also in an emotional psychological abusive relationship and financially trapped and don’t know what to do to get out
Yes, get rid of the boyfriend! Search online for a support group for abused women in your area and see what they can do to help you. Perhaps what he's said is sufficient for filing for a Protection from Abuse Order. You may also want to take the messages to the police and see if there's...View More
My ex and his girlfriend recently moved his girlfriends parents into the home. Her father has Dementia and I am very concerned about him being around my child when she spends the night over there. People with dementia get confused easily and sometimes do things that are out of character or... View More
Please consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. In PA, parents are entitled to know the criminal history of anyone who resides in the household of the other custodial parent. If your concerns involve other issues, such as whether there might be safety issues which involve the...View More
The value of the marital home equity is generally determined as of the tie the case goes to court, or as near to that date as possible, but there may be factors which would support using a different approach. If you consult with a local attorney experienced in family law, you should be able to...View More
Unlikely because the order is not against the filer. However, why would the filer want to place the defendant in jeopardy of going to jail by encouraging the defendant to violate the PFA order? If the filer wants to spend time with the defendant, then the filer reevaluate the nature of the abuse...View More
My friends and family have been keeping their distance from me for a few years. I am being gaslighted (I hate to mention it) because it is a difficult thing to prove. It makes it seem like is all in my head. However, I draw the line when it happens at work. I will not be able to support myself... View More
First of all, you should never include your name or other identifying information on sites like these, which are open to everyone, including the folks you're concerned about.. Secondly, although the purpose of this site is often misunderstood, it's not a jobs board so it's highly...View More
I've been the only income for pretty much the whole 6 yr relationship. We have a 4yr old daughter. He's stayed home with her. And still refuses to get a job now that she's in headstart. And it's been nothing but emotional abuse and gaslighting. I have 3 son's from a... View More
I suggest that your first action should be to schedule a private consultation with a local attorney experienced in family to learn about your options and the divorce and custody processes. Even if you then decide to try to go it in your own without an attorney, which is generally not recommended,...View More
I have never seen the father after my son was born (he didn't try to contact us, although I tried a couple of times to connect them, when my son was a baby and when my son was 2-3 years). He really doesn't care about my son and I don't think he will ever do it. I have never ask him... View More
By law, the biological father must be notified that his rights will be terminated in order for your husband to adopt your son. However, if you truly don't know where he is, there are steps that can be taken to demonstrate this to the court without the need to hire an investigator. You should...View More
I filed for a 3301c divorce through Philadelphia courts. I submitted all the paperwork, waited all necessary waiting periods, and paid all fees. The Final Praecipe to Transmit Record was filed and I gave two self addressed stamped envelopes (one for me and one for my ex) to receive the completed... View More
No way to know. They handle paperwork as it comes in. Judges have to sign decrees and who knows how high the pile on the desk of the judge who got the proposed decree may be. Plus it's the holidays and so court filings are usually much higher in number while the court house personnel are out...View More
If your parental rights were actually terminated in an Orphans Court proceeding, then you are no longer legally the child's father and would not be responsible for child support after the parental rights termination. You would still be responsible for paying any arrears owed in support prior...View More
The child support formula being paid is mathematically impossible to pay. Living on a fixed income, “life” happens (unexpected vet/medical bills, etc.) and ex is very litigious, which requires retaining and paying lawyers constantly.
On a fixed income, it is impossible to pay off new... View More
First you need to understand that the PA Support Guidelines do not take into account the multiple issues you raise. Your housing costs, credit card bills, unexpected expenses, etc. are generally not relevant. You may be able to convince a hearing officer/judge to deviate from the Guidelines but...View More
I can't answer to the wisdom of either of you agreeing to this settlement but I will tell you that, if the mortgage is not taken out of your name, you will continue to be responsible for it regardless of whose name the deed is in. It would be wise to discuss your proposal with a local attorney...View More
I am pregnant with my first child and ended things with the father. I asked if we could come to an agreement between the two of us vs going to courts and he is now threatening to go for custody. He cannot take care of himself, he does not support himself. He lives at home with his parents and blows... View More
No, you cannot file for custody until after the baby is born. You're lucky that his mother is supportive of you. She can be your greatest ally if you make sure that she sees her new grandbaby. I suggest that you consult with a local family law attorney for guidance.
I married my spouse in New York. She is originally from Sweden. She stayed in NY for less than a year and then went back to her country. Haven't heard from her since. There was no drama between us and no malice (as far as I am concerned). I live in Pennsylvania now and ready to move on with my... View More
"Uncontested" is not a type of divorce in PA. There are fault and no-fault divorces. One can become uncontested if the other person doesn't object after having been served the appropriate paperwork. I wonder if you're using online forms provided by an online company for a fee?...View More
I receive $3500 in alimony that ends in two more years all the money that he hothead is now out and he is using it getting remarried vacationing all over the world and spending it like you used to when we were married. What can I do I deserve to get our alimony adjusted I think I don't know if... View More
Alimony is usually non-modifiable but it depends on what your property settlement agreement or equitable distribution order says. Please schedule a private consultation with a local attorney experienced in family law to review your alimony award and learn what options you might have.
Her therapist is stating that our 4 yr old needs stability and our 1.5 year old needs to bond with her mama. Currently I see my children 4 days a month. We do not have any formal custody agreement, this is all verbal between us. I want to take her to court for custody so I can get 50/50 and se my... View More
It's difficult to know what impact the letter from your wife's therapist might have. Ordinarily, if someone wants to present someone's opinion, they need to bring that person into court to do present in via testimony. What you really need to do is to consult with a local attorney...View More
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