She used the stimulus check money to buy me the car. She also gave me $1000 towards a car for my 16th birthday. I have been using the car to transport me from home to work, and my other work too. I work two jobs. She took the car from me and refuses to tell me where it is. I have been putting gas... View More
If the car's title is in your grandmother's name, she is legally recognized as the owner. Paying for maintenance, gas, or other expenses does not necessarily confer ownership rights. That being said, if you can prove with documentation or other evidence that there was an understanding or...View More
in Pennsylvania, if there is a dispute regarding paternity, either the mother, the alleged father, or the child can file a petition with the court to establish paternity. This petition can include a request for genetic testing to determine the biological relationship between the alleged father and...View More
I am the only full-blooded child of my deceased mother and my mother never adopted my half siblings. Neither of my parents had a will and they bought our house together. My siblings now think they have a share of my mother's estate.
Hello. Property that is owned jointly with a third party is still marital, however, if you own it equally with your mom, only half of the property is marital for purposes of divorce. You need to look at your deed. The increase in value of the property during the marriage is what the court can...View More
I am sorry to hear of your situation, it must be extremely painful. If your parental rights have not been terminated, you will need to file a Modification of your current custody order if your current custody order does not provide any scheduled visitation for you. Whatever issues you were having...View More
If Potter County requires that he acknowledge and submit to jurisdiction (most likely) then you will need to transfer the action (there is a filing fee) to Chester County and then proceed in the County where you both reside as he is already subject to jurisdiction in Chester County. You can then...View More
I contacted a lawyer’s office about divorcing my husband (he agrees and does not want to contest anything, we have no kids, and we have no property to split) and they agreed they could help me, I paid them, and the last I spoke to them they are filing the final pipework with the court for the... View More
The divorce action does not have to be filed in the county where you were married but should be filed in the county where one of you resides. There are attorneys who will file for the divorce in other counties, such as Potter County, because the filing fees are less but I would not recommend doing...View More
If both your names are on the title of the home, it typically means that you both have equal ownership rights. In most cases, one co-owner cannot unilaterally force the other out of the property without following the legal process.
Assuming the grandparent doesn't wish to agree to be removed, the parents would have to file a petition to modify the custody order. Before doing so, I strongly suggest that the parents speak with a local attorney experienced in familyu law for a private consultation during which they can...View More
Her therapist is stating that our 4 yr old needs stability and our 1.5 year old needs to bond with her mama. Currently I see my children 4 days a month. We do not have any formal custody agreement, this is all verbal between us. I want to take her to court for custody so I can get 50/50 and se my... View More
It's difficult to know what impact the letter from your wife's therapist might have. Ordinarily, if someone wants to present someone's opinion, they need to bring that person into court to do present in via testimony. What you really need to do is to consult with a local attorney...View More
These questions suggest to me that you're trying to handle this divorce without the assistance of an attorney. Briefly, if the other party doesn't wish to sign the Affidavit of Consent, then you have to wait until you've been separated for one year. You'll want to read the court...View More
Long story short, I seperated from my husband and had a child with another man before the divorce finalized. The man has made zero contribution to my child but did sign an acknowledgement of paternity at the hospital at the time my child was born. I filed for child support today and domestic... View More
Consult with a local attorney experienced in family law. Domestic Relations should not be handing out legal advice. If your family was not intact when the child was born then it's not likely that your former husband has any support obligation for this child. Retain an attorney to guide you...View More
I found messages between them and my daughter stated she didn’t want him like that but he keeps trying to pressure and manipulate her into it. I’m also in an emotional psychological abusive relationship and financially trapped and don’t know what to do to get out
Yes, get rid of the boyfriend! Search online for a support group for abused women in your area and see what they can do to help you. Perhaps what he's said is sufficient for filing for a Protection from Abuse Order. You may also want to take the messages to the police and see if there's...View More
One of my good friends is getting married, however her fiancé is still on the mortgage to his previous house with his ex-wife. She hasn’t paid it in close to a year. If the bank forecloses, and there ends up being a deficit judgement, will that affect my friends home too (assuming they go... View More
If the new husband is not on the existing deed to your friend's home, and they do are not joint obligors on any other debts, e.g., credit cards, etc., a foreclosure against the "divorce home" should have no legal impact upon your friend's home or mortgage.
In general, disability income is considered separate property and not subject to division in a divorce. However, the laws vary by state, and it's best to consult with a family law attorney who can advise you on your specific situation. Additionally, pensions and other retirement accounts...View More
I’m 20 years old and I am on a phone plan with my mom and a guy who’s a friend of the family, the friend is the phone account holder. My mom tells me she logs into the AT&T app and reads mine and my boyfriend’s messages without my permission, she’s not the account holder and is that an... View More
Reading someone else's messages without their permission is a violation of their privacy, regardless of whether or not the person doing the reading is the account holder. As a legal adult, you have the right to privacy and your mother does not have the right to access your private...View More
The custody order states son should be in therapy within 7 days but I can't get appointment until June 12, 2023. The hearing is scheduled for May 30 and trial is June 12, 2023. I want to inform him of this but can't contact him by phone. Can I write him a letter or do I have to file... View More
You should hire an attorney to assist you in preparing a motion to extend the time to begin therapy with affidavits from yourself and every relevant therapist explaining in detail why you are unable to get a therapy appointment scheduled earlier.
If the court ordered therapy to begin in...View More
My ex and his girlfriend recently moved his girlfriends parents into the home. Her father has Dementia and I am very concerned about him being around my child when she spends the night over there. People with dementia get confused easily and sometimes do things that are out of character or... View More
The daughters father can live with anyone he wants any time he wants as long as the child is not placed in imminent danger to life or health. Having a demented elderly parent is not a risk factor for a child, at least not without further information.
Hypothetically, if the elderly demented...View More
Pennsylvania children, like all other children of all other states, will from time to time exhibit self-injuring behaviors. Some will exhibit homicidal behaviors. The instinctive reaction of surrounding adults is to say the child needs mental health...View More
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