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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If you are waiting to go to trial in Philadelphia and you start Therapeutic Community programming do you get time

Credit for completing programs plus time served

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 17, 2019

you have a lawyer. ask your lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: Why i still have to pay suport when we share phisical/legal 50/50, kids spent a week with me and week with the mother

We have shared legal custody and kids spent one week en each house while with me i provide for everything without asking mother for nothing master just gave me a 300 a month in support just because mother said she pay for daycare (which is ccis) and she only pay Copay and the kids dont go to... Read more »

Kathryn L. Sullivan
Kathryn L. Sullivan answered on Oct 17, 2019

These are questions you should be asking your lawyer. With limited information it is impossible to answer your question definitively. I urge you to consult with your lawyer regarding your concerns, or, if you weren't represented, then consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have someone who is trying to claim my son as there’s , they keep harassing me and my family and threatening me

Just need to know what to do to get it to stop

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 16, 2019

Call the police - they might be committing criminal harassment and criminal threatening. This could lay the foundation for obtaining a restraining order or peace bond but also start the process of getting them the mental health care services that they need. You want the police involved to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on
Q: If only the beneficiary can I request an account of what the lawyer has done 9 months after my fathers death ?

I am the beneficiary of my fathers estate but not the executor. Can I have the laywer give me an account of what he has put out and taken in through the estate and what so far he has done?

Michael Cherewka
Michael Cherewka answered on Oct 16, 2019

There are a few key facts missing here, first being WHO is the Executor? The Executor has an obligation to administer the estate, which includes keeping the beneficiaries informed as to the status of the administration. If the lawyer is the Executor then you certainly have the right to ask him or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My house was auctioned by the state for property taxes . Do I get the amount over what was owed?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 16, 2019

No. You lost it when the person who bid the highest at the auction. You could (should) have bid on it yourself.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have to file for bankruptcy. Where do I start?

My husband passed away 4 months ago. I have high credit card debt and not enough income to make payments.

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Oct 15, 2019

If you choose to file for bankruptcy relief without a lawyer, here are the forms you will need to fill out and file-

https://www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms.

You must first decide whether to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case. There are income limitations for Ch. 7...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: i fell in a grocery store should i open a liability claim

i fell because there was water on the floor i hurt my knee and hip it happened oct 2nd it still hurts

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2019

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise you in the best manner, but your question remains open for a week. You're the one who must decide whether you choose to open a claim. Whether your claim has strong merit is something you could better determine by consulting with an injury attorney in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I recently saw on the Pennsylvania public records that in was charged with child endangerment and found guilty

I recently saw on the Pennsylvania public records that in was charged with child endangerment and found guilty. It's now on my record. I was in treatment for a year and never served and never returned to my house bc the bank took it back in the yr I was gone. Is this legal? I now have 18 months... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Oct 15, 2019

You need to have an extended talk with a Pennsylvania attorney ASAP to try to straighten this out - that's the best advice I can give you at this point. "Is this legal?" in an online forum isn't going to cut it. If your case is from a county in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania, I'd be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What kind of lawyer would take a severe medical record access delay by a patient?

I am disabled, very ill and trying to get my medical records from multiple physician specialty practices. Due to the complexity of healthcare expansions and electronic medical records that has taken place over the decades, it is now 4 months, over 100 phone calls, many signed releases and I’ve... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2019

An attorney who handles health care matters should be able to help you. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you file a civil suit after being wrongfully incarcerated?

My husband was in a fatal accident in 2014. He was arrested in 2016. After the case was presented the originating county and the state supreme court found that all felony and misdemeanor charges should be dropped. He was found to not be reckless or negligent in any way. The only charges remaining... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

You should consult directly with a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for Pennsylvania on
Q: If someone breaks my leg and I was suppose to join the NBA can I sue them for what I would have made in the NBA

If I were just drafted into the NBA and someone breaks my leg on purpose, Can I sue them for having ruined my career For the money I would have made had I gone to the NBA?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

If you were drafted, then you have an agent and I am sure an attorney.

You should be discussing all this with them, if you are forthright.

Your agent would lose a lot of money if you do not fulfill your contract. An agent would have ALREADY discussed this issue with you

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I owned my house before I married my husband. We mortgaged the home both names are on the loan..

We are still married but separated. I want to sell the home to my granddaughter but he said because his name is on the loan he will not move out until it is removed. Does he have the right to do this since the title is in my name.

Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko answered on Oct 9, 2019

Your husband does not have the right to remain in the home if you are the sole owner. However, if both of you are paying towards the loan, a most important question, which you did not address in your fact summary, if you force him out of the house, he will stop his payments on the loan. Unless... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: will changing from partial custody to 50/50 decrease what I pay in child support? Dad still isn’t working and I am.

I will now have shared physical custody instead of partial. I work and sons father doesn’t. Can what I was paying with partial custody be decreased now that I will have my child 50/50? Dad can, but chooses not to work. Is this okay? Can they ask him why he’s unable to work? Should I pay the... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Oct 8, 2019

Your order may decrease but it's all dependent n your relative incomes. You should consult in person with an experienced family law attorney in your area to discuss the best way to present the case in regard to the father's alleged inability to work.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am an administrator for a small convention, and we are working with a hotel in Pennsylvania.

I am an administrator for a small convention, and we are working with a hotel in Pennsylvania. The convention owner would like to tell the hotel that we (the convention) don't want to be crowded while we are occupying the hotel for the weekend (Friday to Sunday). We take up about 30 of the 180... Read more »

Nancy L Lanard
Nancy L Lanard answered on Oct 7, 2019

Your contract can state language like that, but I cannot imagine any hotel would agree not sell the rooms that you are not occupying. I assume that if you wanted to pay for all the rooms they would agree to keep them empty.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is carbon county open to 50/50 custody?

I was staying at my parents house for the duration of a drawn out divorce. I was given every other weekend based on my distance. I am purchasing a home within the same school district and less than 10min from where my children reside with my ex. I want to be an equal parent to my children but my... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Oct 6, 2019

I can't speak to Carbon County specificallylly but most counties are.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: how do i find out if a family member filed malpractice lawsuit agaisnt the hospital or DR.

was told brother filed lawsuit for malpractice when my mother was in hospital and ill. Im trying to find out if this is true or not an

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 6, 2019

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise on some of the elements of this question better than anyone else, because it could involve looking things up in Pennsylvania courts. But your question remains open for two weeks. If the med mal claim was placed into suit and an index number was generated, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I press charges against someone for stealing narcotic pain pills a year ago

I told them if they got help I wouldn't involve the police and there are wittiness's to my making this statement and the person did get help.

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 5, 2019

You certainly file a report with police. They will investigate and determine if charges are warranted. If they lay charges you and all the witnesses will need to make statements to the police and attend for the scheduled trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: So a year ago someone stole narcotic pain pills from me. I told the person if they got help I wouldn't press charges

That being said the person got help but is now back into pills I want to press charges for the theft a year ago can I still do this or is it to late?

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Oct 5, 2019

You should be good. Contact your local police to press charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am 17 and in December I will be 18. Would I be made to return home if I moved out without my parent's permission?

The other day my dad had given me the choice to leave but he has since retracted that since I stated I did not want to live with them.

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Oct 5, 2019

You can leave when you're 18 but don't expect your parents to provide for you. Maybe try to work things out instead?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Q: My wife and I are US Legal residents in PA state. She owns a house in India acquired during our marriage.

If I file for divorce in US will I be able to get half the property?

Do we follow US laws even thought the property is in India if the divorce is filed here? How long will the divorce take? How much will it cost?

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Oct 5, 2019

You have quite a few issues and it would be best if you schedule an in person consultation with an experienced family la attorney in your area to discus them in detail. yes, the property in India can be dealt with during the property division phase of a divorce filed in PA.

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