Cary B. Hall's answer At this point, you sound like you're ready for a sit-down consultation with a family law attorney -- who can answer all of these questions and more. If you don't have someone in mind, contact your local lawyer referral service and they can point you in the right direction.
Cary B. Hall's answer If you have knowledge of his income (from whatever source) and his spending habits, then you can certainly tell that to the support officers and/or judge. No way to give you "odds" of his success in modifying the current support order, though -- each case is decided on its own merits. He'll have to show a change in circumstances, likely, since he's filing to modify support so quickly, so you could suggest to the judge that there have been no changes since the last order.
Cary B. Hall's answer I don't think so. A PFA proceeding is a civil case, not a criminal case. Best bet, however, is to review all paperwork you got when you initially met with probation. That should tell you what does, and doesn't, violate your probation.
Cary B. Hall's answer Not feeling this is a "juvenile court" matter, but much more a driving-without-a-license matter (which is just a fine). Pay it, and move on. Your brother should be OK. The cop was just trying to scare the both of you -- and looks like it worked.
Cary B. Hall's answer I think so. Usually if you do fight it, either the officer or the magisterial district judge will voluntarily reduce the charge to something that carries no points -- and that's a good thing. Just let them know that is what your goal is: no points.
You'll probably have to pay the entire ticket in advance and then request a trial. If you win, or if the charge is reduced to something with lower (or no) points *and* a lesser fine, then you'll get some money back in the mail....
Cary B. Hall's answer You can go to the PennDOT website and instantly get a "Restoration Rights Letter" which tells you what you need to do to get your PA license back. Try here: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Information-Centers/Suspensions/Pages/Restore-Driving-Privilege.aspx
Cary B. Hall's answer You should notify the police about this conduct -- it's illegal for anyone to attempt to tamper with or intimidate a witness, or otherwise obstruct justice this way. You can also reach out to the district attorney's office as well to let them know that you're experiencing this type of communication.
Cary B. Hall's answer Child support ends when a child turns 18 *or* when they graduate from high school, whichever is later. However, just because your son is living somewhere else, that doesn't mean that his girlfriend's mother has "custody" of him in any legal sense. That would require a court order, court proceedings, etc. So, to that extent, I would say no -- there would be no child support owed to her for housing your son.
Cary B. Hall's answer Potentially. You can also bring a separate small claims suit against him for your lost wages due to garnishment -- although that's only if there was a promise (and hopefully in writing) by him to pay for the car 100% and indemnify you. If you co-signed, normally you're on the hook for the car as well and you'll unfortunately be paying for your generosity . . . .
Cary B. Hall's answer Anyone can sue anyone for anything, so you just can't worry about that. If it's to be, cross that bridge if and when you ever get to it.
As for the other driver's demand for cash from you, you certainly don't have to give her anything. You can send her a certified letter advising her not to contact you anymore as well. If she then still continues to do so, you can contact the police and file harassment charges against her. Let the insurance companies work it out, and put an end to...
Cary B. Hall's answer Situations like this happen, and sounds like some family counseling would be a great idea. Never a good idea for parents to use their kids as the rope in a game of marital tug-of-war, but it unfortunately happens all the time.
If you two can't work out an amicable custody agreement, and divorce is inevitable, I suggest you just file for divorce and begin the process. The courts have mediation procedures that encourage the parties to work out their custody differences without the need...
Cary B. Hall's answer Your best bet, of course, is to consult with (and then hire) a good family law attorney to go over your situation in much greater detail. Feel free to contact me offsite if you'd like to do just that.
If he wants to fight for custody rights to your unborn child, he can -- but if the child isn't his, and a paternity test confirms it, then he'll have no grounds to seek custody so long as he's not listed as the father on the child-to-be's birth certificate. In addition, if you're seeking...
Cary B. Hall's answer Sounds like a horrible situation -- most of all for your son. If you have a custody order, you can file an emergency petition for contempt if he's not following the order. If you don't have a custody order, you can file a complaint for custody along with an emergency petition for the return of your son on Monday if things haven't resolved. Courts are not fond of emergency petitions at all, but when the situation is dire, it can be an appropriate and effective legal tool.
Cary B. Hall's answer Your situation presents other questions that could (and should) be answered by having a face-to-face or telephone consultation with a local Montgomery Co. family law attorney. For instance, is there any custody order in place at all? And, how long ago did you move out of state? Has the biological father known about it the entire time?
If you'd like to further discuss your case, feel free to contact me offsite. Best of luck to you.
Cary B. Hall's answer You can certainly ask the court to establish paternity. Forms may be included on the website for the particular county in Pennsylvania you're dealing with -- although many of the more rural counties may not have much of a website, much less forms.
Your best bet to navigate the Pennsylvania courts is to consult with, and then hire, a local Pennsylvania family law attorney. Isn't your grandchild worth it?
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