If there is an agreement, and both parents decide to make changes to it, and follow this for a year, can one parent deide suddenly to go back to the original order because a petition was filed for a modification?
answered on Oct 15, 2022
Yes because a court order also overrides an agreement. However, you can always attempt to present the agreement to the court as evidence of what the two of you had been doing.
Hi, We are senior grandparents to a drug dependent daughter and a father of our three grandchildren ages 5, 8, and 11. Youth service will not allow the children to be with their parents unsupervised. The children live with us and are cared for by us. Being both seniors we are on a fixed income... Read more »
answered on May 19, 2022
You can file a child support complaint against both parents. It might be helpful to you to first discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney in your county, who can explain the process to you but, in the end, this is a case you can pursue on your own if need be.
Children and Youth services of Pennsylvania showed up to my house because my daughter missed the forst week of school because her father tested positive of covid 19, and we didnt want to spread the virus. Whoeever called CYS also stated that they think possible drug use is involved because of the... Read more »
answered on Nov 3, 2021
The government is legally allowed to do anything it wants. The government has agents, it has courts, and it writes the rules. The CPS can offer drug testing several times and then clamp down by removing the kids. A failure to take a test and pass it is evidence of drug use, and drug use is... Read more »
My son’s father has the same attorney, Who was my public defender back in 2012 for a criminal case , defending him in our child custody case. Wouldn’t that be considered conflict of interest?
answered on Nov 2, 2021
Pennsylvania codifies a "continuing conflict" as such:
1.9 Duties to Former Clients
A lawyer who has formerly represented a client in a matter shall not thereafter represent another person in the same or a substantially related matter in which that person’s interests are... Read more »
I'm teenagers aunt shes 15
answered on Oct 14, 2021
It is possible, if they are willing to relinquish their rights, but the parties really need an attorney--it's not d.i.y.
Shes $3000 in arrears. I signed him up for cyber school but shes trying to take him back so she doesnt have to pay. She even went and signed him up for another school near her. Can she do this??
answered on Aug 11, 2021
The order stating the mom has custody is valid and in force until the court issues a new order. It is likely the mom can take the child. You can file a motion/petition to change the custody.
I am now older & stable to take her of her
answered on Jun 11, 2021
If you mean the childrens older sister I don't see that. It's termination of parental rights, no sibling rights. You need to speak with a family law attorney.
My cousin was left with me 3 years ago how do I file abandonment charges on her dad
answered on Jun 4, 2021
your local bar association can give you names. Or you can ask the family court who seems to handle adoptions and similar proceedings.
My ex is in and out of our daughters life and only gets involved when it is convenient for him he does nothing to support her he can’t even show up to work on time let alone everyday... he drinks all day everyday and can’t keep stable living, domestic relations can’t find an address for him... Read more »
answered on May 11, 2021
Custody cases are very fact specific. Him saying that he is going to fight for custody and him actually going through the process are two very different things. The simple fact of the matter is there are 16 custody factors that the judge is charged to consider. Your best bet is to consult with an... Read more »
I don't drive and would have to Uber, costing me $60 each way twice a month. I have full custody of our 4 year old and he gets him every other weekend.
answered on Feb 23, 2021
See if he'll pay for your uber. If he has a vehicle I see a court saying you are right. But maybe if you had an attorney who got you the full custody, speak with them.
My ex and I have an eight year old son together. There has never been a custody agreement in place although we had an informal agreement years ago before he began his homelessness. He is very inconsistent with seeing our son or even just calling to talk to him. He is currently still homeless but... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2021
Yes. Your case requires a showing that the visitation has to be within narrowly defined guidelines and that is not a d.i.y. project
I was exposed to covid at work and had to take a test. My test came back negative and now my husband is asking me for the results. Do I have to show my ex husband my results, since we co patent our 6 yr old son? Or is that against my HIPPA right ? We live in PA.
answered on Jan 19, 2021
You can waive your HIPPA rights and I see no reason why you wouldn't want to share your negative test results with your child's father with whom you co-parent.
We lived together for 4 years and her father hated that my bf was there when he wasn’t around. A few days before Christmas we got in a heated argument over money and expanding our family. Since my daughters father fails at paying support on time financially it was straining us to begin our lives.... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2021
You really need to consult with an attorney and probably a therapist as well. It is difficult to understand why you would still be with someone who said those things to you. Whether the judge will determine that the boyfriend shouldn't be around your daughter, I can't know but I would... Read more »
I didn't give my permission for them to look at my medical records and they didn't get a court order either but somehow they found out. Is there anything I can do about them violated my HIPAA rights
answered on Nov 25, 2020
It's likely that the information made it to CYS via reporting by one of the medical providers that treated you. Medical professionals are required by statute to report whenever there is a reasonable concern that a person responsible for the care of a child is under the influence of a... Read more »
The PFA allows contact when it pertains to the child.
answered on Nov 15, 2020
It depends (I know, not the answer anyone wants). For just a cuatody exchange the answer is no. However, in my experience if something gets said that isnt custody related the answer is yes. Which is why so many family attorneys recommend custody exchanges at police stations in these types of... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2020
Depends on the content. Depends on what "stumbles" means. Depends on who the child is. Depends on who reported it and to whom they reported it. Depends on a lot of things. Generally, there is no real good answer to this question. Don't post more facts online as you don't... Read more »
answered on Sep 19, 2020
Sure, but they dont have to ask them. There are plenty of reasons you want to ask those questions but there may be good reasons not to ask them. If you hired an attorney you trusted them to get you a result. Presumably they have litigated more of these hearings than you have. If you dont trust... Read more »
A MTR was filed within the allotted time. It was marked by the court. It has now been 20 days and I have yet to hear anything. A contempt complaint that was filed at the same time, was scheduled within 15 days.
answered on Sep 3, 2020
Unless there's a Rule limiting the court's time to respond, there's no time limit. However, if the motion is denied, that ruling will start the clock running on noting the appeal--if you want to do that.
answered on Jul 22, 2020
I can draft a brief but I am not admitted to practice in PA. You will have to find co-counsel in PA who can enter his/her appearance, can file the brief and can do any oral argument. I have done briefs in PA courts and I am familiar with family law issues.
What is the deadline on the... Read more »
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