My son was physically abused by my stepfather. He waived his preliminary hearing and I am trying to get a PFA. The lawyer that they gave me to assist does not seem to be much help. My stepfather's lawyer stated that they will work with us on the PFA if I do not crucify he at the criminal hearing.... Read more »
We had a referee hearing about me receiving child support. Mother didn't show, her address wasn't updated at the court house. So petion was sent to wrong address. She filed an objection and we went to a court hearing. The Judge ruled for us to go back to referee hearing. Why would we do this.
Probably because there never really was a referee's hearing to establish a support number in the first place -- where both parties were present and had input. So the Judge is sending it back so that can happen.
We have never been married and have lived with my parents for 4 years. My son included in the last 3. I am the mother and primary custodial parent. We have a court order in place which allows our son to see his dad every other weekend without allowing overnights. His dad moved 5 hours away with... Read more »
First of all, a sit-down consultation with a good family law attorney would answer all of your questions. Lots of factors go into a child custody decision, especially when one parent relocates. It will be worth your time and money to get yourself informed, and an office consultation is always...Read more »
I am 18 about to go to college and my father accidentally ended up with my 529 plan in his name (as opposed to my mother owning it) during their divorce. The amount in the 529 would cover my cost of attendance for 4 years at my university, but he is planning on only using half of it and forcing my... Read more »
If your father and mother are divorced, and if there is a written agreement (or court order) detailing the division of marital assets, it is highly unlikely that your father "accidentally ended up with your 529 plan in his name."
Indeed, it is much more likely that the two parties to the...Read more »
dad stated he has bad sezuires doctor stripped his licence but he went to the hospital for ans now he wants me to take my son to him back and forth up to octover hes not on any medication . And he said his he cant control his sezuires and they are bad enough that he cant remember anything and... Read more »
You need to consult immediately with an experienced family law attorney. We cannot advise you to violate a court order but, depending on your discussion with an attorney in person, you may be justified in holding the child back if there is a serious risk to him being with his dad right now.
Your question confuses me a bit. Are you asking as the relocating parent or the non-relocating parent? Either way, I've attached a link to the PA custody statute. Relocation is in Section 5337. It should answer your questions.
Traveling, local states only, etc. I receive child support.
No custody order is in place. We try to verbally agree but he lies and often wont tell me where he is taking them. Is it worth it to get custody? I dont want to make things worse for myself by losing time with the kids. Would I be... Read more »
It depends on the content of your custody order which determines the custody boundaries for both of you. If the custody order limits his travel with the children, then you can direct him to that language and request that he abide by the court order -- and if he doesn't, you can file a petition for...Read more »
Along with pictures of my injuries and text messages back-and-forth. At the same time, I am also in a very nasty custody battle with my ex-husband. I learned today that his attorney somehow got a hold of every single police report, statement, text message, picture, interviews with my family,... Read more »
You are in a difficult spot. As long as you are doing what you can to move forward with your life, do not panic. Get support from agencies such as crime victims and get an attorney who understands domestic violence to represent you in custody. Custody courts are concerned that the kids are safe....Read more »
I don't let my daughter with my mother all the time because my mom's health, she cannot watch her by herself. Also her living situation is a safety concern for my daughter. My mother is now threatening to sue me for visitation rights. Can she sue me and my husband for visitation rights?
The answer to your question is maybe. The area of grandparents rights regarding child custody act is very fact specific, hinging on the type of contact that the grandparent is seeking and the status of her relationship to the child prior to the filing. It would be smart of you to schedule a...Read more »
Hello, I have physical and legal custody of my son. Mother have certain days a week with no over nights allowed. Am I allowed to withhold my son from mother on her day. Regarding arrangements my son my have for that certain day?
Whatever the court orders says, that's what you have to do. If it says she gets some time with your son on a Tuesday, then that's what needs to happen. Failing to abide by the court order sets you up for an imminent contempt proceeding, and you don't want that.
I suppose it's possible but without all the facts it's impossible to know what to tell you. You should consider consulting with an attorney experienced with CYS matters to obtain assistance in getting through this.
You really need to discuss tyour situation with an experienced family law attorney. There is absolutely no way anyone here can help you. You need to show your paperwork to an attorney in person and should you should do so very soon.
Not really because it wouldn't become a court order until an adoption petition as well as a petition to terminate parental rights had been filed. If the person wanting to give up rights thinks doing so will relieve him/her of support obligations, no such luck. If this actually has to do with not...Read more »
My daughter has been dating her boyfriend for over 2 years. They are 17 and 16 yo. Recently, after an argument with his parents, they told him he's no longer allowed to date my daughter. They've also told me he's no longer allowed to associate with her, or our family. Before this, our family has... Read more »
I don't see why not. You would have standing to file for custody under current PA law, and obviously already have the blessing of CYS since the child has been placed with you. Realistically, however, you already have de facto custody, but filing now for a more long-term determination is probably...Read more »
He is of age of consent. However, if he wants to drive etc you can suggest that you may not agree. I think this is less a legal question and more one for a mediator or family counselor to advise you on.
Trust your attorney. Conferences sometimes do not include the parties. Usually this is to establish the issues, schedule witnesses, or identify additional information that might be needed. You will be in the conference through your attorney so make sure s/he has all the information they need...Read more »
The divorce was 3301 c. She has been awarded spousal support. I wasn’t sure if that ended when the divorce is final and there were no additional claims and we both waive the intent to bring any claims.
Unless there has been an agreement to alimony in the property settlement agreement, spousal support generally will stop when the divorce is granted. Alimony, equitable distribution and awards of counsel fees are generally considered ancillary relief that must be part of the divorce. If there is...Read more »
If there's a custody order in place, absolutely not. There's a specific procedure for "relocation" cases that must be followed. Contact (and hire) a good family law attorney in PA for assistance on that.
Realistically, however, if a tree falls in the forest and there's no one around, does...Read more »
I am the plaintiff in a civil suit (domestic violence) and was counter-sued. I eventually had to go pro se because I ran out of money. The firm representing the other side has since taken to having multiple junior lawyers contact me and when asked about the issue, was told that rules of evidence... Read more »
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