Pennsylvania Questions & Answers

Q: Got married in September with Fiancé from country of Colombia. Now she wants to leave with my daughter, what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Divorce, Immigration Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

I suggest yu see a family law attorney who will probably suggest you obtain a court order prohibiting the wife from taking your child out of the country and that she not have access to your child;s passport.
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Q: My ex and I are both on the deed and mortgage of the house. Can I transfer my deed AND mortgage to his now wife?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 26, 2017

Your belief that you can transfer the deed to her is incorrect. If you and your former husband are both on the deed, any transfer would have to come through a deed executed by both of you. The mortgage cannot be transferred. The recipient of the deed, i.e., the buyer, would have to re-finance.

This is something that you and your former husband should have worked out as part of a divorce settlement.

If you and your husband cannot come to an agreement as to a sale, you would...
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Q: if I accept $ from workers comp for facial scar, can I get a lawyer later on and sue employers insurance?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Generally, no. Once an issue is decided by law, it cannot be challenged again. This is called "collateral estoppel" or "issue preclusion." So, if you get an award for your facial disfigurement, and it is not appealed, then that determination will be final. However, if you have any disability from the injury, you may still be able to receive those benefits (since that would be a different issue).
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Q: What does someone face for their 3rd dui (alcohol). Could house arrest or weekend jail be an option ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Depends on your BAC. The mandatory minimum for a highest tier DUI is a year in jail. It varies from county to county whether its a state sentence or not. I regularly practice in 7 counties and three offer intermediate punishment, 3 offer nothing and rec state. If there was ever a time to have an attorney, now is that time. A good attorney can help with not only where you serve your sentence but let you know if its worth challenging it as well.
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Q: 18 § 3925 §§ A F2 Receiving Stolen Property 2 18 § 5105 §§ A2 F3 Hinder App/Prosec-Provide what would be looking at

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

An f2 Receiving stolen property seems to indicate a gun or elderly person may have been involved. Which means its a very serious case. An f2 carries up to 10 years in jail, and M2 carries up to 2 years in jail. So your exposure is up to 12 years in jail. A max sentence is very rare in Pennsylvania as most sentences are based off of the guidelines. The guidelines are based off of the severity of your charges and your prior criminal history. What you are facing depends on a lot of...
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Q: hi trying to get divorce for 13yrs-domestic abuse pd a attorney all he got me was posession of the house and child supor

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Contact your local Bar Association or Court to get a consultation with your lawyer referral program. There are too many variables to answer your questions in an online forum
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Q: Can an employer refuse to pay lost wages as a result of a work related injury that may have a non work related cause?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

An employer can always dispute the compensability of an injury. One of their arguments could be that the incident at work did not cause the injury. Your question is a little confusing since you indicate the injury has "a non work related cause." If the injury was not caused by your work activities the employer's workers' compensation carrier would not have to pay for the lost wages. However, if there is a pre-existing condition that is made substantially worse by a work event resulting in a...
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Q: My husband passed. Only his name is on the deed for a parcel of land in PA. Can I sell it without opening an estate?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

You will need to open an estate, as only the Executrix/Administratrix can execute a deed.
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Q: Please Help Me. I was added to a deed before my dad passed away. The Real Estate Lawyer Was Paid, But never recorded it.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

Your question is not clear, but I will do my best with the facts as I understand them.

First, I gather that the property was in the names of your father and mother. At one point, your father, without your mother, tried to add your name to the deed. That deed was lost and never recorded. However, since your mother did not join in that deed, it would have been a nullity. If I misunderstood, and your mother did join in the deed, since the deed was lost, you can just forget about it...
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Q: Why is my husband still incarcerated when he's completed his sentence?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 19, 2017

You need to ask his attorney this question as theybwill have the specific information required to give you an answer. In general, in PA every sentence involving jail also contains a parole element. Unless the parole is presumptive the party can be detained until parole is approved. From The Limited facts in this case I would say that the parole was only approved to a rehabilitation facility. Which means until he finds a bed he waits. That however is just a guess based on the limited facts...
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Q: Thank you,the question from the PA unemployment woman was did they lay you off or did you quit

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 19, 2017

Rather than constantly asking questions about your situation on this website, I believe you would best be served by contacting an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law to discuss your rights and remedies.

The Initial Consultation would be Free of Charge and most Attorneys will accept your Workers Compensation Claim on a Contingent Fee basis and if you need help with Unemployment Compensation, most Attorneys will accept said case on a Flat Fee basis.
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Q: I took ARD for a DUI eight months ago. I recently received two driving with a suspended license tickets . Jail?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 19, 2017

Very probably. You were driving on a DUI suspended license, which carries a mandatory 60 day jail sentence. Since you were ARD you wereblikely eligible to reinstate your license. Talk to a local defense attorney. They will be familiar with the judge and county and they may be able to help you avoid jail and the additional license suspensions that come with that charge.
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Q: If your employer didn't have workers comp coverage and you are injured on the job can you apply for PA unemployment ?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

If you are otherwise eligible for unemployment, the work injury has no impact on that entitlement, so you can apply for and receive unemployment. This is true whether or not your employer has workers' compensation insurance. As you have correctly stated, if you receive unemployment, a credit would be taken by workers' compensation for any week that you receive both unemployment and workers' compensation reducing the workers' compensation payment.
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Q: must a nursing home notify the next of kin when a person dies?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

Generally, these facilities have rules and procedures in place requiring notification of an incident like an injury or death. Failing to follow the rules the facility's set for itself can be proof of negligence in some cases.
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Q: we both are on the deed but only my critically ill husband is on the mtg loan.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Banking and Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

If you and your husband are both on the deed and own the property as tenants by the entireties, which, unless otherwise stated, is the way that you would own the property if you acquired it while you were married, the property would automatically pass to you upon his death. If that is the way you own the home, you and your husband must both be on the Mortgage, since, for a Mortgage to be valid, all owners of the property must sign it. It is possible, although it would be surprising, that only...
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Q: I'm being sued by midland funding i haven't been able to work or have any income or assets due to medical issues

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

Not sure why but sounds like you signed for a loan and those "funding" company loans have teeth in them. You should consult a consumer attorney through legal services.
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Q: Sister passed away I been living with her. She had no will. What rights do I have. I can not afford a lawyer on a fixed

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

If it's a house and you are the only heir it may be worth your while to pay for at least a consultation so you know what your rights is. So you don't waste your time or theirs you'll need to bring certain documents so know what they are.
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Q: why did SSI request another continuing redetermination (financial) for third time in 6 months?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

Maybe something is raising red flags. Why not ask the worker"is there an expense or income item that is making this get reviewed so many times in a short period?" Worst that can happen is they don't say.
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Q: Is my landlord liable for any injuries from him not shovelling our steps after snowfall?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

He would be liable and you should contact a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice. We give free consults. Understand that the landlord has a duty to clear both by contract and at law, but it's not instant--was the snow hours before the fall or the day before? Get a free consult from a PAJ member
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Q: Hi, I live in PA, is it legal to bring a handgun into work with a License to Carry?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

No law against it though each city or town may have it's own restrictions; certainly rrestricted by certain types of facilities--courts, for instance.
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