Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Pennsylvania Family Law Questions & Answers
0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I legally have to give my boyfriend an eviction notice to have him leave my house?

I own the home, he moved in with me 4 years ago and his drinking has caused our relationship to dissolve. Being together is causing stress and arguments that I am concerned are going to escalate. I've asked him to leave however, he states he's entitled to notice. Do I legally have to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I send my kids to their dad's if the person that's supposed to be supervising the visits leaves him alone with them
Jasmit Kaur Dhaliwal
Jasmit Kaur Dhaliwal pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 21, 2024

Establishing paternity is sometimes necessary to clarify rights and obligations. Paternity suits can be initiated to determine biological fatherhood through a blood test. This allows a biological father to secure visitation rights or enables a mother to obtain child support from an unwilling... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: When can an earning capacity be assigned if parent is disabled and tries to work?

Ex is disabled and has no earning capacity assigned. She doesn’t qualify for SSDI since not enough credits. If she starts working at a job, can an earning capacity be assigned instantly? If not, when? She is saying that just because she can get a job, it doesn’t mean she can maintain one, and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: When can an earning capacity be assigned if parent is disabled?

Ex is disabled and has no earning capacity assigned. If she starts working at a job, can an earning capacity be assigned instantly? If not, when? She is saying that just because she can get a job, it doesn’t mean she can maintain one, and that just attempting to be able to work is being treated... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How can my sister in law leave her abusive disabled husband without it being considered abandonment?

husband is disabled and in a wheel chair from a drunk driving accident. he has become increasingly emotionally abusive to her and her kids. He’s also began hitting the kids while she’s at work and his aide is present. (She does not believe in this). They both agreed to split and filed for... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I get a restraining order for mental and emotional abuse against me and my kids?

My husband is very mentally and emotionally abusive to me and my kids. He used to be physically abusive to them but not as much since they're older, but he will square up and threaten them. We have been married 20 yrs and the past 15 have been bad and it's only getting worse. To the point... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can i legally change my child’s last name with my unique situation?

I have sole physical and legal custody of my son in PA. His bio dad lives in Florida and has not seen him in almost 2 years. We were never married. I am married now with two children I share with my husband. My son is 9 and has requested to share our last name.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello, I am looking for a child custody attorney for my case. For child custody. montour county pa area thank you

Just want to hire an attorney for my child custody case and file contempt for the other parent doesn’t follow many of the court order. Thank you.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: My custody clearly says no corporal, or physical disciplinary. I have concerns, what should I do first?

I have two children, my current order shared legal. The kids father primary physical, my order is about six months old. If anyone could advise me?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Tax Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Violent Ex-husband filed bankruptcy 2x since Divorce. trying to have his debt to me deemed Unsecured. Can he do this?

Married in 1983, My Ex-husband was extremely abusive and controlling. I finally filed for divorce in 2013, after he crushed discs in my neck and I suffered a Pulmonary Embolism 3 days after surgery. Since then he has failed to abide by the divorce agreement, has committed tax fraud 7 years after... View More

Martha Warriner Jarrett
Martha Warriner Jarrett pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 11, 2024

Obligations arising out of a divorce judgment are mostly non-dischargeable so he should not be able to get away with what you describe. You should consult a local bankruptcy attorney who can advise you on your particular situation and, if you want, represent you in challenging his bankruptcy. Most... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Scorned Mother lingers around making kid cry at custody pickup, what to do?

Every time I pick up my child, my son is crying and is reluctant to get in my vehicle. He loves being with me but mother is a “scorned woman” always trying to interfere and my son has already told me how “once he gets older he can choose who to be with” which is an idea implanted by mother.... View More

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 7, 2024

It is not clear as to whether this is a New York parent's question or a Pennsylvania parent's question. The laws of the two adjoining states is vastly different, and therefore outcomes are vastly different. Some elements are identical though.

In both states, as can be expected, no...
View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Inquiring about finances for a retired husband who has paid nearly ever expense, including paying off the mortgage, etc.

I've been married for 20 years. I retired 6+ years ago with a federal pension, and I also receive royalty income from property I owned prior to marriage. I have paid for nearly every living expense including paying off the mortgage over 17 years, all taxes, health/home/auto insurances,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my petitioner (father) evict me after I’ve arrived to the USA? I’ve only been for 2 weeks, green card hasn't arrived

I just moved here, haven’t even received my green card. My dad which is my petitioner just handed me an eviction letter. I’m 19 to be 20 in few months. Nowhere to go, don’t know no one here, eviction letter says that I have 30 days to vacate.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 4, 2024

If your father, who petitioned for you to come to the United States, has given you an eviction letter, it's important to understand your rights and options. As a green card holder, or even if your green card has not yet arrived, you have certain protections under U.S. law. However, housing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Need help. My babies were put in kinship, across state lines, with their uncle who broke fiduciary oaths..

After my fiancee was killed ($250,000 wrongful death payout cannot currently be accounted for), his brother used loopholes to take all of my family's assets, sabotage a CPS case, and then have my (1 and 3 year old babies) placed in his custody. Vehicles he sued me out of led to lost... View More

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 5, 2024

In Pennsylvania, there are very many judicial tricks one can pull to deprive a loved one of money, property and family. Using certain words that trigger judicial reaction based on a policy or an assumption about the public will work wonders. The simple act of filing petitions and not serving the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: custody, bucks co. PA what pleading should i file after custody hearing officer's recommendation before it becomes order

we had signed agreement in Aug, 2021 for shared custody in bucks co, pa. My ex filed emergency petition to modify based on false allegations ( i have a proof). We had custody officer hearing , did not agree and i asked to see the judge. we saw the judge , it was also called conference. I did not... View More

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 30, 2024

Pennsylvania family law cloaks the process to make it appear fair, equitable and just. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Family law structures custody proceedings to occur before an under-judge called a "conciliator." This is mediation ordered to have the parents reach a...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello. I’m 17, homeschooled, live in PA, and I have a job. I want to move out but I’m afraid my dad is going to say no.
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 29, 2024

If you're 17 and considering moving out in Pennsylvania, it's important to understand your rights and responsibilities. Legally, you're still a minor until you turn 18, and your parents or legal guardians have the authority to make decisions about your living arrangements.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I deny a child protective service worker access to my home during an unannounced home visit?

Do they need a court order to enter my home? Do they need a court order to speak with myself, my spouse, or my children? Can I refuse to speak without a lawyer present? I want to know my rights as a parent if I am falsely accused of harm or neglect and I have to interact with child protective... View More

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 30, 2024

The Geheime Staatspolizei, abbreviated "Gestapo," was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and in German-occupied Europe. This force was created by Hermann Göring in 1933 by combining the various political police agencies of Prussia into one organization. In today's United... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have been physically, mentally, and spiritually abused. By The WHOLE COUNTY and the Deb Moore project. I believe it is

Blair county prison,officials,p.o.,D.A. pd office and it ranges from psyical to verbal abuse.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 26, 2024

If you believe you have been subjected to physical, mental, and spiritual abuse by county officials, including those from the Blair County prison, probation officers, the District Attorney's office, and the public defender's office, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What kind of lawyer do we need to fight a CPS case in Cumberland County Pennsylvania we need help now??

It is a very long story however, my first urine was clean now they are saying that if we do not provide them with more drug screens and do a program and sign a safety plan that they are going to go to court and have our children forcibly removed from our home. My husband and I are in a clinic and... View More

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 26, 2024

Youth Services in conjunction with the asker's county's judges run the dependency apparatus. The judge assigns a "lawyer" to the parents, and replacing such a lawyer is difficult. The judge wants the lawyer he assigned to "represent" the parents. This means the lawyer... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Really need advice, not sure how to go about this

Hi my name is Alicia. I'm not sure who I contact or even how to go about this issue. Me and my ex have a 3 yr old daughter, she hasn't let me see her in months. We have a signed and notorized contract. The baby also has my lastname. Is there any chance I have some type of rights? Or... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 22, 2024

Alicia, in your situation, having a notarized contract regarding custody or visitation rights is significant. This document may outline your rights regarding your daughter. However, the enforceability of such a contract can vary depending on its contents and how it aligns with Pennsylvania family... View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.