Questions Answered by Amanda J Iannuzzelli

Q: Dad had dui class during his scheduled time with son. Am I obligated to let him make up lost time?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Amanda J Iannuzzelli's answer
Legally speaking, are absolutely under no obligation to provide “make-up time” to a parent who has to miss part of their custodial time due to a prior obligation. If you have a custody order issued by the Court, you are only required to relinquish custody of your child for the time specified therein. In fact, you are not even required to provide child care for any time during the other parent’s scheduled custody time that they are unable to physically be with your child, regardless of...

Q: Just found out my father's daughter left the state without notifying anyone. What can I do about support and visitation

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Amanda J Iannuzzelli's answer
From your question, it is not clear whether you currently live in Pennsylvania, or if PA is the state in which your child's father's new residence is located. Regardless, when parties live in different states, jurisdiction can be a confusing and complicated issue to untangle. Due to the complexity and potential difficulty faced in uniformly enforcing child support orders across the country, there are procedures and guidelines governed by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA),...

Q: Father got new charges for DUI, can I file for contempt?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Amanda J Iannuzzelli's answer
You may file a Petition for Contempt of Custody Order against your child’s father if your order clearly states that he is to abstain from the use of alcohol. A failure to abide by and follow the terms of a court order is typically grounds for a Petition for Contempt. However, depending on the urgency of the situation, you may want to consider filing a Petition for Emergency Custody. Depending on what county you are located in, it may take the Court weeks to months to hear a standard...

Q: My ex-wife has 3 kids and I have been hearing all over town that none of the kids are mine and the state of PA

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 1, 2018
Amanda J Iannuzzelli's answer
First and foremost, it appears that you are having an issue with both paternity and child support. Typically, both of these matters are handled in the Domestic Relations section of your local Court of Common Pleas and are automatically addressed when the parents are of a child for whom support is being sought were unmarried at the time of his or her birth. However, if your children were born during the marriage, you are considered the putative father, which means that you are assumed to be...

Q: I misplaced my order for custody. I would'nt want to be held in contempt. How do I get a copy of my order?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 1, 2018
Amanda J Iannuzzelli's answer
It is very easy to obtain a copy of your current custody order. The fastest way to do this would be to go to the Prothonotary of the courthouse where your case is on file and the Order was initially entered. Remember to bring a copy of your photo I.D. and cash to pay for the copy pages. If you have an attorney, you may ask them to send you another copy, however, while this method may be faster for you, always be aware that you will likely be charged on an hourly basis for their time and it...

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