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Q: The gas station by my house was trying to get my fiancé on a retail theft. Well his case got dismissed on June 15 2022,

Now the cops are trying to come after me for conspiracy on his case. It’s a summary that their throwing at me but it is possible for this to happen even after his case was closed? Their not going after my fiancé again. This is not a divorce case. I think I pressed the wrong one sorry

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Q: Please could you help me get a divorce
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Q: Can a divorced couple live together? Have same address?

My brother needs to sponsor me, but he isn’t adding my Sister-in-law name to household size ? He says they are divorced, it a divorced couple allowed same address & house? They have 2 kids.

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Q: Spouse won’t sign divorce

She lives with my mom. We’ve been separated since 2003.

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Q: If you sign a prenep in PR is it valed ??
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Q: Need to clarify what I meant regarding the cash bank accounts in divorce question about home buyout. Should I have had

to list the entire appraised value of home in my asset column since I actually only own half of the appraised value, thus should not

have had the entire appraised home value

deducted from cash in bank accounts since I

already paid ex one half?

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Q: Recent divorce in PA. How should have home buyout been handled? Ex requested 1/2 of appraised value with free & clear

title. Home has no mortgage. Should I have had to credit entire home appraised value to be deducted from bank cash accounts? Would this not be having me to pay twice for my 1/2 share of home? ( Should ex also have had to provide credit in bank cash to me for my payment to him In settlement?)... Read more »

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Q: I recently divorced with settlement signed in late Feb 2022. Question regarding how home was bought out: I paid ex

half of the appraised value , $222,500 , and received title free and clear.Should my lawyer have listed home’s full appraised value in dividing bank account assets at $445,000 and deducting that amount from total bank cash divisible at 50/50 split for me? Is not that making me pay twice for my... Read more »

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Q: What should I do once the pfa order against me expires today? My husband lied in order to obtain to begin with.
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde
answered on Jun 16, 2022

I am not sure what you mean by your question. If the order has lapsed it no longer is in effect. Sounds like you still should avoid each other though.

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Q: How long for property left at a residence to be considered abandoned?

My ex moved out of our residence over 9 months ago. The divorce is final and we have cut ties with one another. However, now the question is asked when they can come and get the rest of their stuff. I have stored all of the belongings that was not originally taken. Do I have a legal... Read more »

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Q: In Pennsylvania, can you lock your husband out of the house for a night?

I am in a toxic situation. I'm dealing with mental abuse. I don't have the money to obtain an attorney to file for divorce. I need a night of peace and for him to calm down.

Karen  Ulmer
Karen Ulmer
answered on May 21, 2022

Until a court order is entered, the home belongs to both of you. If you lock him out, he is within his legal right to gain access. If you lock him out it may only elevate the mental abuse. If you can stay with a friend or family for a night that may be less confrontational. If he does anything to... Read more »

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Q: Hello. I married someone from Sweden around 25 years ago. She is from Sweden. She stayed in the US for barely a year

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... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush
answered on May 21, 2022

"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?... Read more »

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Q: In the state of Pennsylvania, if I own a property before marriage and get divorced later is that property in jeopardy?

My husband and daughter are co-owners on the deed for the property that we currently have 2 homes on. They have owned this property for 9 years. My daughter is getting married in July. My question is 2 fold. 1. If my husband dies before me, does his share become mine? 2. If my daughter divorces,... Read more »

Stephen M. Asbel
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Stephen M. Asbel
answered on Feb 15, 2022

To completely answer your question, I would need more information. Concerning the first part of your question, what happens in the event of your husband dying before you, it depends upon the form of shared titled your husband and daughter have on this property. If your husband and daughter own... Read more »

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Q: My question is how do you get a divorce from your wife if she is refusing to give you her address
Jason R Carpenter
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Jason R Carpenter
answered on Oct 25, 2021

In Pennslyvania, there is what can be called a passive divorce under 3301(d). You will need to serve her by what is known as original service with the initial complaint. You do not need her address, but only to have service of process or have her accept the documents. Both would be considered... Read more »

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Q: My husband an I r separating, the car is in both of our name? Can I just take the car? Can he do anything about it?

If we see a divorce judge, who will be most likely to get the car?

The car is paid off. We trade my car in, only got 500 bucks but it was still my car.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 17, 2021

You each have a 50 per cent interest. He can ask it be sold, or get a credit for the half of it.

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Q: My wife walked out with no warning. She said she would help pay for what's also in her name. Now she refuses to.

I was forced to take early retirement because of my back. I am barely getting by because of her refusal to help pay for what is also in her name. She told me in writing she would help pay but now refuses to. Is there anything I can do about this? Do I have any options to make her help with the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 13, 2021

You need to speak with a domestic relations attorney in your county. They can best advise you as to your options.

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Q: Can I sell my house that I brought under my name only before I get a divorce

I’m currently living with my husband and we want to get a divorce meanwhile he wants me to sell my house.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 30, 2021

You need to speak with an attorney who handles domestic relations. The problem is does liquidating the asset--turning your house into cash--change who can get what? It's a pre marital asset, and if you made all the payments and it's in your name, I'm not sure if you want to liquidate... Read more »

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Q: Is there a way to protect an inherited IRA and any distributions from a spendthrift spouse or divorce?

Is an inherited IRA protected from a divorce? If distributions from an inherited IRA are made into an account solely in the name of the IRA recipient, are those distributions protected from divorce? Can those distributions be made directly to the recipient's living trust that has a co-trustee... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jun 30, 2021

Drafted correctly, a trust or trusts as beneficiary(ies) would not have any different tax consequences than naming individual beneficiaries. Look for an attorney in your area that understands how to draft a "see-through" retirement plan trust.

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Q: My ex didn’t follow through with the marriage settlement agreement is there a statute of limitations on it
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 25, 2021

Talk to the attorney who drew up the agreement. Any statute of limitations runs from when payments are made according to the agreement.

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Q: If I get money from a lawsuit in 2022 and I’ve been divorced since 2008 will my ex husband be entitled to any of it

The case stems from an event in 1991 when I was married

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 25, 2021

If your divorce is final, no. Generally a spouse isn't entitled to money for your injuries, but may have a separate claim for loss of consortium. But that would have been made at the time or before the divorce. If it's final, it is yours. Discuss with the attorney getting you the settlement.

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