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 »
Contact the court's Sheriff's Department and give them whatever contact information you have for her -- esp. if you can find an address for her. Give them her social media accounts too, if any. Ideally, you coordinate things with the Sheriff and/or the local police so that you're present when...Read more »
A friend of mine made a verbal agreement with the father of her children to get away from his abuse. He told her that if she gave him full custody and let him keep the house that he wouldn't contact her in any way including child support. She wanted the details of the agreement added to the custody... Read more »
She can immediately file for custody -- and should. She should also consult with a good family law attorney as well to discuss her various options and plot her next move(s), including about dealing with the house situation.
Feel free to pass my name along to her and have her contact me....Read more »
My daughter is 15. She's lived with her dad as a mutual agreement since she was 8. I have the other daughter, 17. He recently moved out of state against my wishes. There is no custody agreement or child support. She wants to live with me. If I file for custody once she's with me on a visit, what... Read more »
Everybody wants to avoid "lawyers and court costs." Everyone also wants to avoid plumbers -- until your toilet doesn't work, and then you want one. "Lawyers and court costs" are the same: if you want something involving lawyers and courts, then you have to deal with them. So my first bit of...Read more »
I was driving my kids home from visitation with their dad. My 6 year old who will be 7 in two days fell asleep. I'm a diabetic and noticed my blood sugar was plummeting, so I stopped at a store to grab a soda to keep my sugar up until I got home. My 5 year old came in with me, but my 6 year old... Read more »
Your recourse is to wait until you're contact by your local children-and-youth department, and then cooperate with their investigation. You situation does not sound dire -- but next time bring both of your kids inside with you. They don't yet get to decide if they want to wait in the car, but...Read more »
ok so I have primary custody of my three kids. I pay spousal support to her. but the Ex-wife moved in with her new boyfriend and his wife almost a year ago. they pay for everything housing, food, car, etc.. am I able to take her and them and have there income added to hers for child support?
The mother of my children moved out of PR to PA and refuses to tell me her location and refuses the children to see me. The oldest child is 17 in April and the second one is 16 in April. They both work part time jobs.
I was told PA emancipation age is 18 and PR is 21 and even though she... Read more »
If this has all occurred within the past 6 months, Puerto Rico would likely still have jurisdiction over the custody case. File something immediately in PR, and use her last known address in PR for service of your motion. Having local PR counsel is also advised -- he or she can be of immense help...Read more »
My girlfriend was convicted of her first DUI in July 2019. Before receiving her paperwork, she got another DUI. Both in the 3rd tier. Last night she got another DUI with a minor in the car. She is currently in rehab. Will they all be considered 3 first offenses?
Unfortunately not. The law changed several years ago and closed up that loophole.
Her best bet to avoid serving time is to continue in rehab and try to take advantage of some sort of treatment diversionary court. Having a good criminal defense attorney will certainly help in that regard,...Read more »
My wife and I purchased a house in mckean county which I paid for. Ahe doesnt work. She contacted the attorney and told them to put only her name on it. They didn't contact me to see if it was ok. However my wife is refusing to put my name on it and now I have a feeling she is going to sell it out... Read more »
I suggest filing a "lis pendens" against the property in McKean Co. in the Prothonotary's Office there. Anyone looking to purchase that property in the future should see that there is a cloud on the title with that filing.
My controlling, emotionally abusive ex cuts my visit short every wk now.
He never discusses Anything w/ me relating to our child. I’m not “allowed” at doctor’s appts anymore, not “Allowed” to FaceTime with my little dude, & Now not even “Allowed” to ask ‘Why?’ about... Read more »
No way you're going to have any reputable family law attorney give you any "magic words" here in this forum. You need to schedule a consultation face-to-face and discuss the details of your case that way. Every family law case is different -- there's no one-size-fits-all, alas (or even most!) --...Read more »
We were in MD for 9 months. She has been in PA for 3 weeks and has blocked all communication with me and now I received support papers in the mail box.but haven't been served with anything...I have filed for custody in MD waiting to hear from the court...how can she file in PA and do I have to get... Read more »
The court order is still in effect until changed by the court, or until the child is emancipated. If the other parent will not agree to counseling for your child, you can file an emergency petition for relief under the same custody caption and ask the court to order that the child receive...Read more »
I recently saw on the Pennsylvania public records that in was charged with child endangerment and found guilty. It's now on my record. I was in treatment for a year and never served and never returned to my house bc the bank took it back in the yr I was gone. Is this legal? I now have 18 months... Read more »
You need to have an extended talk with a Pennsylvania attorney ASAP to try to straighten this out - that's the best advice I can give you at this point. "Is this legal?" in an online forum isn't going to cut it. If your case is from a county in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania, I'd be...Read more »
Your PennDOT Restoration Rights Letter should tell you all about your suspensions and when you're eligible to have your driving privileges restored. A 2nd DUI carries an 18 month license suspension. Perhaps you had an additional suspension for something else for another 6 months? Check the...Read more »
Is there a law that says the spouse who was in the wrong can still get child support knowing what they did was wrong. Also my children were involved with the other person. My kids were told to keep him secret from me . He is currently living with her. Is she due child support or can I fight it.
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