There is no statewide data bank that keeps track of everyone's divorce decrees. I suggest that you at least narrow it down to limit the number of counties you have contact. Also, sometimes the online search engines have that information but, in my experience, you won't get it without paying the...Read more »
At least in Pennsylvania, until a court enters a divorce decree, you're NOT divorced -- even if a million years have passed. If, however, your soon-to-be ex-spouse refuses to sign consent paperwork in a divorce, there are things you can do to get a divorce decree without his cooperation.
I have to admit -- I have no idea what you're talking about. What old "paperwork"? Perhaps when you say "D Nova," you mean "de novo" -- a type of appeal in which everything is reviewed anew, like a fresh bite at the apple?
It sounds like you need to hire an attorney -- or at least have a...Read more »
No. In fact more often than not people negotiate and enter into such an agreement after the divorce complaint has been filed. There is nothing to prevent you, however, from entering into an agreement before you file for a divorce. Just be sure you have legal advice before you sign anything.
And by "cost," do you mean filing fees, or attorney's fees, or both? You can find out the filing fees by contacting the Prothonotary's Office in your county -- and sometimes those fees are posted online at the court's website. As for attorney's fees, there's...Read more »
My husband retired early from a federal job after 30 years. He was 50. He collects a monthly fers check and started a consulting business. After I filed for divorce he stopped taking jobs and claims that since I work I don't need his retirement and that he lives on a fixed income. I do work but... Read more »
Yes, you are almost certainly entitled to at least some portion of his pension after a marriage of that length. If you don't already have an attorney, I suggest that you hire one ASAP so that you can preserve any and all economic claims you may have.
There's no way to answer your question without knowing quite bit more about your situation. PA is no a community property state. It is an equitable distribution state, so., whereas in a community property state you can pretty much count on 50%, in an equitable distribution state there are many...Read more »
The attorneys on this site are not supposed to solicit clients. I suggest that you do an internet search for free or low cost legal services in the Philadelphia area. I'm sure you'll be able to find several organizations that can assist you in some way.
Currently going through a custody battle and ex claims to have recordings of me that we will “listen to in court”. I don’t know what types or recordings he may be referring to. But would like to know his ability to use them in court would be.
You probably could have just searched for this yourself. Read this article. It will give you all the answers you need. Short version answer - he probably doesn't have anything that he can play in court.
You asked this question on another website and I answered. My answer here will be the same: Did you have an attorney represent you during the divorce? if so, then contact the attorney for assistance now. If not, that's likely how you got in this situation because we generally consider this type of...Read more »
My wife served me my acceptance of service and divorce papers 25 days ago. From what I understand I have 30 days to sign acceptance of service, but I also was under the impression that she was not allowed to give them to me, it had to be certified mail or Sheriff. Also I don't know how long I have... Read more »
You really should be meeting in person with an experienced family law attorney. You already have a lot of questions and this case has just started. You can't defend a divorce case by soliciting online advice every step of the way. Even though she handed the Complaint to you, you can still sign an...Read more »
My husband has made promises to support me and help pay for the mortgage since the time he first left me. Now, he became angry and stopped that financial help. But a week later, he decided to help until refinancing is done. We have no legal document at this point in time.
I suggest you file for spousal support ASAP with your local Domestic Relations office so you don't have to worry about his promises and anger. Any support award will be retroactive to the date of filing, so filing ASAP is your best bet. Moreover, any support award will be paid via a wage...Read more »
My husband feels it doesn't matter that pipes are broken, water damage on ceiling, leaking basement, broken hardware in bathroom, slanted and disgusting linoleum floors... just to name a few of the needed repairs. I know that no one would buy our house in its current state at the price Zillow... Read more »
It's very difficult to know exactly what legal papers you received without reviewing them. I strongly urge you to take everything you received to an experienced family law attorney to review them in person and explain your rights and options.
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