Pennsylvania Questions & Answers

Q: Can I rescind a agreement I made to pay back court error over payment of child support to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

I am not aware of any exception due to domestic abuse as you suggest.
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Q: if a person is charged with a crime in another state, could the victim say they want the verdict to be anger management

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

The victim can certainly discuss this suggestion with the prosecutor, but the decision is made by the prosecutor, not the victim.
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Q: No custody agreement and my child who is 12 refuses to see me. Her mother does not encourage. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

It sounds like your only option is to commence a custody action. You would do yourself a favor by first consulting with an experienced family law attorney in your area.
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Q: Will his child support decrease if my boyfriend and I have a child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

If you have a new baby it's possible that may impact the support he's currently paying. You can consult with a local attorney experienced in family law, who can do a rough calculation of a support order under the circumstances you're asking about. No, you do not have any legal obligation to support his children.
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Q: I have an 8 yo stepdaughter who us routinely vicious to my 6 yo daughter. Today she pushed her down the stairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

You need to have a serious discussion with your spouse about the child's behavior.
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Q: My support order is to be paid biweekly I lost my job and missed roughly 4-5 payments from July-Aug however still

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

Probably not. Since you now have a steadyy job with wages they can attach, which they have, then they may just increase the order some to collect more toward the arrears but it's unlikely you'll go to jail. If you can bring some money, it can't hurt.
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Q: The girl that my ex Husband left me for has lost custody of her kids, am I able to keep her away from my son?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

Hard to know. You need to review your case in detail with an experienced family law attorney in PA. The fact that she lost custody of her children in NY doesn't necessarily make her a danger to your son but someone would really to review all of the documentation you've gathered to give you a well-reasoned answer.
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Q: Mom dies without will. Owned home and son lived with her. Home equity loan with ~ 20,000 balance.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

You have asked the wrong question.

He can continue paying the loan, wi thout assuming it, and without opening an estate. However, in order for him to get title and be able to sell the house some day, he must open an estate, convey the property to himself, have his siblings renounce, pay inheritance tax, and assume the loan, with the lender's consent, or re-finance.

This is a quick summary. He needs to consult a lawyer promptly.
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Q: Does a non custodial parent paying their support obligation have the right to request where the funds are going in pa?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

No, you don't have the right to question where the money is going.
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Q: Im a father and am having a default filed against me from a old court order for visitation from pa to Md what are my opt

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

I'm sorry but it's difficult to give you a response with this limited amountof information. I'd say try consulting with a PA lawyer in person first so that the order you're referring to can be reviewed in person. Then you and the PA lawyer can decide whether this is still a PA case or now a MD case.
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Q: I'm married me and my wife both have income. My kids mother put me on child well they take my wife money?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

No, your wife has no legal obligation to support your children. They'll just take your money
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Q: My wife's ex pays child support in Pennsylvania. Her daughter is 18...

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

If she has truly completed her classwork and is only waiting for the paperwork, maybe.
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Q: Can someone who does not have legal guardianship keep my daughter from me and how do I go about getting her back?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

If this is truly a legal guardianship, it can be revoked. I suggest that you meet with an experienced family law attorney to learn what your options are. Your sister may have grounds to obtain legal custody based on a legal theory called. in loco parentis.
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Q: Should I take this to court?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

The child's mother should not relocate the child from PA without either your written consent or a court order. There is a statute is PA dealing with the relocation of minors. I suggest that you consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible to learn what options you have.
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Q: How can I get my son back if he moves to Alabama with his real dad and now he won't give him back

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

You'll have to go through custody court. If your custody order is in Alabama, then you'll have to file there. If it's in PA and either your son has not lived in AL for six months or the PA court retained jurisdiction. you can file in PA. You'd do well to consult with an experienced family law attorney to learn which jurisdiction is the appropriate one for you to file a modification petition.
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Q: When a child reaches the age of 18 and had graduated highschool do deduction stop automatically ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

The best answer is that you should be proactive and file a petition to vacate the order. The cost is nominal and it's awfully hard to recover overpayments of child support
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Q: how long do it take to receive my first payment after a final agreement is in effect??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

I'm sorry but there's not enough information to know why you would just receive an arrears payment and not a regular payment, unless the obligor sent in a lump sum, but even then, it would first go toward current payments owed and anything leftover would go toward arrears. I think this is a question best asked of your Domestic Relations Office.
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Q: In PA is the real estate transfer tax exempt if house is sold from father to son?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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Q: How many times are you allowed to claim bankruptcy? What is the maximum amount allowed on a chapter 7

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

You can only get a discharge in a chapter 7 case once every 8 years. You count filing date to filing date. If you qualify to file there is no limit on the number of times you can file other than the discharge restriction stated above. There is no limit on the amount you owe to file chapter 7. There is a dollar limit on chapter 13 filing. Talk with a bankruptcy lawyer near you to see what your options are. Hope it works out. Good luck!
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Q: Mother has custody. Father has visitation every other weekend.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

There is a relocation statute in PA that governs the procedure to be followed if a parent seeks to move a child a distance away from the other parent. It appears that your daughter did not follow this procedure. Yes, a judge can give the child back to her at her new location or tell her to return the child to the prior location. Your son should retain an attorney.
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