My lawyer filed my Counterclaim but he left out alimony as a claim. Can I type a new document to add “Count V - Alimony” to be joined to my original Counterclaim that was already filed or do I have to write the entire counterclaim word for word with Amended Counterclaim as the heading and then... Read more »
I have been married for 21 yrs. I'm 63 yrs old now and my spouse about two years ago left the house in the middle of the night to move into a home with another woman in the same neighborhood. My husband has not given me any financial aid at all. My home mortgage had fell behind and all the... Read more »
after over 30 years of being separated, my dad's wife is asking for a divorce. She wants their house and for him to pay $2500 in attorney fees. He called the serving attorney's office and said he has no problem with the divorce and letting his estranged wife get the house but he said he... Read more »
I hired a divorce attorney in mid 2020 and paid the retainer off in early 2021. The attorney worked throughout mid 2021 and 2022. The divorce is still not finalized because my ex-husband's attorney has been stalling with returning my attorney's calls and letters. My attorney informed... Read more »
The law of lawyering demands that attorney fees be reasonable. "Reasonable" means there must be an objective standard involved in the receipt of fees. That standard is typically an hourly fee for work performed.
This hourly scheme works wonders for an attorney who wants to abandon...Read more »
There isn't a question here, but we can intuit that this asker wants to know if the husband can sell a vehicle he gifted to the asker spouse. The answer is yes until the divorce is actually filed. Couples are free to transact business without legal permission. That is the essential nature of...Read 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...Read more »
I am sorry you’ve had that experience. Please be advised that the court of common pleas does retain jurisdiction over a divorce to the extent one party fails to comply with the agreement that the court adopted as a order of court.
You may file a petition with the court that presided over...Read more »
My marriage was abusive so I had an order of protection during the time. We agreed to meet up to get the divorce over with and ended up agreeing to alimony for three years. We did it online (yes it was legit) and made the agreement before the divorce was final, our divorce papers only says, “Any... Read more »
Without having all of the facts it would appear based upon what you state that you would have a binding agreement and he has to pay. Why did you not make this part of the Final Judgment of Divorce? Did you say something different in the court documents, for example, did you say in the court...Read more »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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