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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on

Q: Does WorkComp cover travel to work & going home from the job?

broke leg en route

Richard Alan Jaffe answered on Jun 18, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your injury, but it would be impossible to answer your question without further information.

In general injuries going to / from work are not covered by Workers Compensation but with every rule, there are exceptions to the “going coming” rule. It is my...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: im on probaton in phila., pa. will a stay away order affect my probation

Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jun 17, 2019

Unlikely. Violating the stay away order maybe. Simply getting put on a stay away put on your should not be a violation of probation. Probably smart to contact the attorney who handled the case you are on probation for. They would know more specifics and be less likely to be just guessing.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: If you had a misdemeanor on your background for obscounding witness, and get a criminal charge for assault/strangulation

And have no other assults on your record, will the courts hear the victim out? Will they go easier on defendant?

Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jun 17, 2019

The courts are bound to hear the victim. They are actually required to do so if the victim wishes to speak. "No other assaults" implies that there are other convictions. Guidelines use prior record score and offense gravity score to fashion a sentence. Strangulation has a very high OGS. "Take... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can the statement i gave to the police and the evidence found be inadmissable in court if nothing was filed right after

A situation took place? It was an hour after it took place.

Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jun 17, 2019

I am not sure what you mean by nothing was filed right after. If you made a statement adverse to your interests while being investigated by the police you need an attorney. Once they have a confession they don't need to rush to charge. There may be reasons the statement can be suppressed but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I no longer wish to sell my house but the closing is in five days. What can legally happen to me?

Vincent Gallo answered on Jun 16, 2019

The purchaser could possibly elect to bring an action for specific performance so as to force you to sell the real estate to the purchaser. Alternatively, the purchaser could possibly ask for money to let you out of the deal, or lastly, the purchaser could ask for the deposit monies back and walk... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on

Q: I have been indicated falsely 20 years ago. I am now in a position trying to have kinship of my 3 grand children

They are telling me I may not be allowed the home evaluation because of it. I have had the req evaluation stating I can safely & adequately care for my grand children

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jun 16, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Recieved papers in mail. Not sure what its saying. Had conference in may but refused agreement. Please help

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jun 15, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Pennsylvania on

Q: I had an almost silent heart attack in april 2018 requiring replacement of two arteries !

I had been taking Prilosec/omniprosol for years before this happened / Could this have been caused by these medications ? Please sned your response to me at Seculesfarm1@gmail.com or answer me here and Thank you so much ! R k

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 15, 2019

First, take down your email. This is a public site and you may end up with unwanted emails/spam/viruses.

Second,could be isn't a case. Your doctors have to make the link.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: FSBO Home seller looking to understand role and cost for real estate attorney to complete home sale in Mt. Lebanon, PA

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jun 14, 2019

Please feel free to give me a call. Completing a home sale depends upon the transaction and the work needed to be done. My office number is 412-391-7135.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on

Q: I bought a dog for 100 bucks which included dog and accessories. And was not giving all accessories

I paid girl 50 last week nd she was supposed to get other 50 today but failed to provide the dog cage which was part of add she sold it or whatever so i.told her I wont give her other 50 until i get cage. She has now said she is going to take me to court . I wanna know if I'm in the right

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

You were prepared to go ahead with your end of the deal and she wasn't. You are correct. However often there is something else left out. Does she now say the cage wasn't part of it? If so there is no agreement--you think it's A she thinks it's not A but B ---and if no agreement she should give you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: If you purchased a mobile home on a sales agreement and that agreement has been paid infull and no title

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 14, 2019

If the entire debt has been paid--including any late fees--The seller is required to give you a title.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on

Q: What does this mean: according to evidence if record: the recurrence is for medical care only claim is in open status

Adjudication if claimed recurrence is not necessary & no further action will be taken in regards to this claim

Glenn Neiman answered on Jun 14, 2019

Honestly, I simply cannot tell what that means on the part you have quoted. Assuming this is a decision from a Judge, I would need to see the entire decision to be able to tell what is going on. If you have an attorney, obviously your attorney is the best one to tell you what this means, and how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on

Q: After a domestic violence case will my husband be allowed to return home?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jun 13, 2019

I think an awful lot more information is needed before this question can be answered. If you and your husband are on decent terms, perhaps he'd allow you to discuss this with his attorney, although, if you're the victim of the abuse, that may not be permissible. have you considered going to one of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Pennsylvania on

Q: I get extreme anxiety. I may need to file bankruptcy though. Is there any help for someone in my case?

I get extreme anxiety. It gets so bad that i get sick. I may need to file bankruptcy though. Is there any help for someone in my case where-for the majority of the conversations can be done via email?

W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Jun 13, 2019

There would need to be at least one initial face-to-face meeting, just lawyer and client (this is my personal requirement, not a requirement of law). The remainder of our communications can be by email if you can scan documents and send to me, and then if you can p;rint and sign documents.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on

Q: We sold our building and back lot with a contract not through a lawyer but it was notarized almost a year ago.

We did not put an end date on it. We slipped up. We just did a Demand for Payment giving him 10 days too pay or we go to the DJ and now he is fighting us because there is no end date.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 13, 2019

Proceed to adjudication, even with the incomplete contract. Buyers who take advantage of silly mistakes to avoid paying for the property are not well-liked by most judges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on

Q: If in my statement I said that my husband choked me but i could still breathe, but really i was nervous when I wrote

That, and he only grabbed me and let go immediately, what do I do? If i recant my statement its like i lied and technically i didnt because choking means you cant breathe at all. He has a defense attorney but im scared he'll get jail time. What can I do? If I tell the DA the real story they could... Read more »

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Jun 13, 2019

You should not be discussing this in a public forum. You need to consult privately with a criminal lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can a person voluntarily give up parental rights to a child without the child being adopted by someone else?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jun 13, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can parents forbid their child to date someone?

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 »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jun 13, 2019

Sure they can, just as you could forbid your daughter from dating someone. They're both under 18 years of age and children in the eyes of the law.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can i recant my statement to the police?

Me and my husband got in a fight, the police were called and i was nervous because this shouldnt of happened. They confused me and made it seem worse than it was and so in my statement i made it seem worse than it was. Im not sure what to do

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Jun 13, 2019

The best thing that you can do right now is contact a criminal lawyer so that you can discuss your situation in detail with that person and proceed in the best possible way, per the lawyer’s advice and guidance. I would not do anything further without a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can I, as a 3rd party, file for custody of my niece while she in in custody of CYS? We are currently fostering. In PA.

Have had her for 10 months now.

Cary B. Hall answered on Jun 12, 2019

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 »

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