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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long after receipt of a forensic custody/psych eval must a hearing be held? Esp if primary parent deemed detrimental

This is the 2nd forensic eval. 1st strongly rec immediate crisis counseling 4 both girls, 11&12, an urgent change in cust over 2 us due 2 the severity of mom's abusive behaviors causing severe issues due 2 her severe psych/abuse & alienation. After 1st report, b4 our 4 month delay special rel,... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jan 15, 2019

It appears that your husband is represented by an attorney. All questions should be asked on existing legal counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Help with children and youth difficult ex husband

My step son 8 years old with autism runs out the front door every chance he gets everytime i have added a new security device i have cameras locks that send notifications anyways Sunday he got out my notifications went off i was right behind him i got him home no police involvement children and... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Dec 13, 2018

Honestly, it sounds to me like you and your wife need to sit down for a detailed in person consultation with an experienced family law attorney. I'm sorry but some of what you said here doesn't make a lot of sense, complicated by the lack of punctuation I suspect, but even with periods and capital... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do you challange a search warrant issued due to false and theoretical probable cause affidavit

Property was seized from home over a month ago. The search warrant was issued based on false, misleading and theoretical evidence. No charges have been filed.

How do I petition for return of property and dismissal(quash, invalidate) of the warrant?

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Dec 12, 2018

Your best bet is to hire an attorney, and have him/her contact the police to find out what their intentions are with the property seized, and whether they intend to file any charges.

If you'd like to discuss this matter further, I do practice in Bucks County. Feel free to contact me...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does section 52 - 200 apply to Pennsylvania civil court and Superior Court of Pennsylvania? What does this mean?

What does this mean to the plaintiff who represents self?

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Oct 22, 2018

With no context to your question, I have no idea what it means either. But it does seem to mean that you're not doing a bang-up job representing yourself, right?

Strongly consider seeking at least a consultation with an attorney -- and probably hiring him or her -- for your legal matter....
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I have a suit

I was recently in an emergency room for mental health. I was put in a seclusion room for my safety. The nurse didnt lock the door. I walked out into the lobby. Several security guards were trying to stop me. I wasnt fighting I just kept walking. A trooper who was there for another reason came out... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 18, 2018

If you can show there was an injury. Technically you do, but whether it's worth bringing depends on whether there was an injury. Contact an attorney for the county where it happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: A 17 yr old girl is going out with a 22yr old who encourages her to go to nightclubs and drink, can this be reported?

I would like to report anonymously as well, would that be possible?

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Oct 1, 2018

You can "report" anything. Presumably you're asking, however, is such conduct illegal? It could be, as corruption of a minor.

The police will almost assuredly want your contact information, although you could tell them that you're uncomfortable giving it and extremely reluctant to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: A judge issued "show cause order" directing a Father to respond as to who he may have violated one of the Judge's orders

A judge issued "show cause order" directing a Father to respond as to who he may have violated one of the Judge's orders. There was NO petition or motion nor any pleadings filed by the Mother or Mother's attorney. Father is pro se. Is that permitted, that the Judge issues a "Sua Sponte" order for... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 28, 2018

yes

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2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Bankruptcy, Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Co-buyers rights after a repossession and auction of said vehicle

I had a vehicle. While it was in my possession I made payments. When the vehicle was obtained by the buyer he stopped payments and would not return the car to me (co-buyer). I made many attempts to get the car back. I made a couple attempts to get the buyer to refinance. I was in constant... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Sep 15, 2018

The optimum time to seek legal advice is before a contemplated deal, like transfer of an asset, is done, not after.

With your payments toward the vehicle, and your "co-buyer's" lack of payments, you were legally entitled to claim the lion's share of the equity in the vehicle. Obviously,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue someone who hacked my email, google apps, erased all of my mail and impersonated me on social media?

This person used a third party access site through her place of employment to hack my accounts and google apps. She erased all of my email and installed an app that automatically erased new incoming mail. She created an account in Google Hangouts using my name, email and phone number. I'm not sure... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 9, 2018

Suing someone and "pressing charges" are two completely different things. The first involves civil litigation, usually with counsel; the second involves contacting the police and asking them to institute criminal charges (and some criminal laws have certainly been broken here if the situation you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Takinge my roofer 2 civil court in Lancaster PA. Can the Judge place a lien against his NJ property?

Formally filed with PA Attorney General, no response from roofer.

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 8, 2018

If you get a civil monetary judgment in Pennsylvania against the roofer, you will need to file a certified copy of the judgment with the State of New Jersey. Once accomplished (and you will need to consult New Jersey law about how to do this properly), you would then be able to begin enforcement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Filing a civil suit against a roofer. Can a judge post a lien against his New Jersey property?

Already filed formal documents with PA attorney general, the roofer did not respond.

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 8, 2018

If you get a civil monetary judgment in Pennsylvania against the roofer, you will need to file a certified copy of the judgment with the State of New Jersey. Once accomplished (and you will need to consult New Jersey law about how to do this properly), you would then be able to begin enforcement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can someone please explain this?

https://www.1215.org/lawnotes/lawnotes/travel.htm

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 3, 2018

It's someone arguing -- by taking snippets of state and federal court decisions -- that U.S. citizens have an unfettered right to travel, and that the "right to travel" cannot be regulated or curtailed by any sort of government.

I say, "good luck with that one."

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I be banned from a bar solely because I am no longer dating the bartender?
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Aug 15, 2018

Unfortunately for you, yes. A private establishment can generally "ban" your entry, yes -- so long as it's not because of your race, gender, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: What can i do about a neighbor threatening my family ?

She has came to our house more than once threatening

We can't sit on our porch without her yelling threats to us

She has left notes on our doors says bad things about us

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Aug 2, 2018

Report the conduct to your local police, and let them take care of it.

Best of luck to you.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My mother in law married a man from paris but got married in the united states what are her rights in paris?

Her husband is in a hospital and the daughter will not give the information needed to find him. She refuses. What arey mother in laws rights in paris

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Aug 1, 2018

First, the question needs to be asked by the prospective client needing the representation. Second, it needs to be asked of a French advocat rather than a US lawyer, and Justia is only visited by American lawyers. Third, this presents no International Law questions, but is best presented to a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: CPS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE PLZ HELP!?

*After police told me Id be going to jai, CYS forced me to sign safety plan and told me if I didn't sign our baby would be taken instead of going home with my parents.

*I never seen the safety plan or had the chance to read it. I was told (and my parents and husband were also) that we would... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jul 31, 2018

It's hard to know the whole story here. I suggest that you obtain private counsel to help you with this problem. If you can't afford a private attorney, then try Legal Assistance or of the advocacy groups in the Pittsburgh area that offer legal assistance at low or no charge.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Taking custody of my troubled niece with occasional drug use CYS case what are my rights? I am with her 24/7 no isse

Child’s Mother is a drug addict in jail. Father is my brother, niece has no respect for him or his wife. Child consistently told she was a mistake And just like her mother. Never been to counseling placed in foster care, ran away, had drug evaluation and no treatment was recomended. When she ran... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 27, 2018

I am only licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Sounds like your case is in NY.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Energy, Oil and Gas for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm Not getting overtime paid right

90.50 at 27 an hr an 50.50 at 13.50

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 24, 2018

not knowing your overtime rate it's hard to tell what your figures are but the wage hour division of the US Department of Labor would have information on filing a complaint.

Suggest if you haven't already save your check stubs as those should show the hours you worked each week which would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: How far back can I sue for civil rights violations

I was shot by Bensalaem pa,police June 6th1995,because I was DRIVING.U.I the officer called me "A dyke"& made dergtory comments about my sexuality

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

You have 2 years to have filed suit, unless you were under 18. If under 18 at the time you have until your 20th birthday.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: car parked on private property owner wont move it , what are my rights to have it removed

car is partly on my side and partly on his

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 8, 2018

Check to see if your local municipality has regulations for unauthorized parking on private property. Generally you have to post a sign that states no parking - unauthorized cars will be towed.

Contact the police to see if they will have it towed. If not you will have to have it towed and...
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