There isn't a question here, but we can intuit that this asker wants to know if the husband can sell a vehicle he gifted to the asker spouse. The answer is yes until the divorce is actually filed. Couples are free to transact business without legal permission. That is the essential nature of...View More
I hired a divorce attorney in mid 2020 and paid the retainer off in early 2021. The attorney worked throughout mid 2021 and 2022. The divorce is still not finalized because my ex-husband's attorney has been stalling with returning my attorney's calls and letters. My attorney informed... View More
The law of lawyering demands that attorney fees be reasonable. "Reasonable" means there must be an objective standard involved in the receipt of fees. That standard is typically an hourly fee for work performed.
This hourly scheme works wonders for an attorney who wants to abandon...View More
With such little information, we must fill in many gaps. We assume a divorce action with the asker a spouse residing with the other spouse in the subject home. We are told that "in-laws" own the home and we are not told anything about whether the spouses paid anything toward the purchase...View More
The asker had better sign nothing without a divorce attorney's detailed review of the document. Ordinarily, living separate and apart is expected after a divorce judgment, but America's decrepit economy under Biden compels couples to find ways to economize on everything, including...View More
I have asked her multiple times to come get the stuff. It's still here. we are not divorced yet, but I'm hoping very soon because I already paid half of the filing fee to file for divorce. I feel like I'm being taken advantage of. what should I do and should I seek legal advice?
What to do with the belongings is a difficult question to answer as we do not know the nature of the belongings. Ordinarily, marital property cannot be discarded near to the time of the filing of a divorce as doing that will lead to an allegation of marital waste followed by a demand for a refund...View More
I mailed him a copy of the divorce packet to be filled out. He has not filled them out or sent them back. He claims he won’t sign them until he gets his dog back..and she is registered to me! He had until November 19th to get the papers returned so now I’d like to know what my next move should be?
We cannot answer this question. We do not know what Pennsylvania "divorce papers" or "divorce packet" the asker mailed to her spouse. There are several very different "packets" as well as different waiting periods.
Is anyone out there aware of "redlining" and how it can affect a child relocation decision, or appeal? Explanation: Parent was allowed to relocate child to the Upper East Side of Manhattan (2 hrs away). Non Relocating parent can not afford to move closer to NYC. Essentially... View More
I receive $3500 in alimony that ends in two more years all the money that he hothead is now out and he is using it getting remarried vacationing all over the world and spending it like you used to when we were married. What can I do I deserve to get our alimony adjusted I think I don't know if... View More
Alimony is usually non-modifiable but it depends on what your property settlement agreement or equitable distribution order says. Please schedule a private consultation with a local attorney experienced in family law to review your alimony award and learn what options you might have.
My name is not currently on the house. It is completely paid off. The house was purchased before we married, but during our 14 years together. We keep our money in separate banks, so no joint accounts. We have two young children.
It's possible that you have a claim to a share of the increase in value of the house from date of marriage to date of separation, but a more in depth review of your marital estate would be required. I urge you to consult in person with a local attorney experienced in family law to obtain more...View More
Honestly, it's really impossible to answer your question without a lot more information. Please discuss your situation with a local attorney experienced in family law. This is a question which is not appropriate for an online site like this.
In general, disability income is considered separate property and not subject to division in a divorce. However, the laws vary by state, and it's best to consult with a family law attorney who can advise you on your specific situation. Additionally, pensions and other retirement accounts...View More
I receive allimony from my x husband. However I started out in the negative when he left me after 22 years of marriage and now I have a ton of credit card bills that are all suing me . On top of it I am in the process of getting a dui charg and my life has fallen apart. I am trying to get it back... View More
I received part of the pension which was put in an account until he retired about 3 years ago. I get $400 but I don't think it is for the rest of my life as they took out a lump sum out of the pension.
It's probably not likely but the way to find out is to take your settlement agreement/order from your divorce and a copy of the QDRO to an attorney who practices family law in your county for a private consultation.
My lawyer filed my Counterclaim but he left out alimony as a claim. Can I type a new document to add “Count V - Alimony” to be joined to my original Counterclaim that was already filed or do I have to write the entire counterclaim word for word with Amended Counterclaim as the heading and then... View More
I can't answer to the wisdom of either of you agreeing to this settlement but I will tell you that, if the mortgage is not taken out of your name, you will continue to be responsible for it regardless of whose name the deed is in. It would be wise to discuss your proposal with a local attorney...View More
I am sorry you’ve had that experience. Please be advised that the court of common pleas does retain jurisdiction over a divorce to the extent one party fails to comply with the agreement that the court adopted as a order of court.
You may file a petition with the court that presided over...View More
My marriage was abusive so I had an order of protection during the time. We agreed to meet up to get the divorce over with and ended up agreeing to alimony for three years. We did it online (yes it was legit) and made the agreement before the divorce was final, our divorce papers only says, “Any... View More
Without having all of the facts it would appear based upon what you state that you would have a binding agreement and he has to pay. Why did you not make this part of the Final Judgment of Divorce? Did you say something different in the court documents, for example, did you say in the court...View More
Until a court order is entered, the home belongs to both of you. If you lock him out, he is within his legal right to gain access. If you lock him out it may only elevate the mental abuse. If you can stay with a friend or family for a night that may be less confrontational. If he does anything to...View More
I married my spouse in New York. She is originally from Sweden. She stayed in NY for less than a year and then went back to her country. Haven't heard from her since. There was no drama between us and no malice (as far as I am concerned). I live in Pennsylvania now and ready to move on with my... View More
"Uncontested" is not a type of divorce in PA. There are fault and no-fault divorces. One can become uncontested if the other person doesn't object after having been served the appropriate paperwork. I wonder if you're using online forms provided by an online company for a fee?...View More
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