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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I married a Brazilian with a working visa in October 2004. We have a son together. He left in April 2005 no

Communication. I want to remarry but can not reach him by any means. I feel he used me to stay here.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Contact a family lawyer. If you know where he is it may be possible to serve him by mail. If however you don't know then you have to go through Brazillian procedures for service of process. Suggest you start by contacting a family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Laws about picking up dogs poop in your own backyard

Is there a time frame you have to pick up your own dogs poop in your own back yard

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Only at such time as your township ordinance establishes that it's a health hazard or public nuissance due to odor etc.

However you won't earn points with visitors if you leave it out there.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on

Q: Fed ex hit my parked car. I have video of it. They said the damegages are too much and are sending an appraiser.

I'm worried they will value my car less than its worth.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

They have to pay the damages. Give a copy of their appraisal to the person you want to have fix your car. They can usually argue it out.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can a Pennsylvania resident of 18 drive alone without supervision from anyone with a PA learners permit?

I live in Pennsylvania and I’m wanting to get my learners permit, I’m 18 by the way. I’ve searched on the internet dozens of times for an answer to this question, but haven't found anything that relates to what I’m asking. So can you drive alone without supervision from anyone with a PA... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

It's called a learners permit not a license and that means that you must have someone over 21 who has a current license sit in the front passenger seat at all times while you are driving (over 18 if they are a spouse or--makes no sense--a parent.)

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I got a 10 day notice for public tax sale dated 8/19/19 I dident see it till now which is 9/6/19 what can I do.

we were going to pay the 450 that we owed for 2017 but I lost my job is there any way I can get back on a payment plan or do I have to sell my car?hopfully by the 12th at 4pm.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 11, 2019

You may be able to "get back on a payment plan" but not by asking lawyers here on Justia. Call the organization that conducted the tax sale.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on

Q: Pa law. If decedent died intestate and a biological child was adopted. Does grandchild of biological child inherit?

No spouse, one other biological child.

Michael Cherewka answered on Sep 11, 2019

I am going to restate this slightly to make sure I am reading this correctly. It appears that Decedent had a biological child that was then legally adopted by separate parent(s). Under PA law it is clear that the Child will inherit from the adoptive parent(s) but will NOT inherit (under intestacy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on

Q: My wife and I live in a house that I purchased after we were married. Can I sell it without her permission?

The house is in my name only. No paperwork has been filed and as of now no divorce is on the table?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 10, 2019

Not if you're getting a divorce. She'll have you in court in a flash.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can i sue the Civil engineer/Architect for fees paid if they fail to deliver the approved plans?

The plans by Civil Engineer and Architect have not been approved by the city as they do not meet codes. I have paid them in full and they are not making any attempts to rectify the issue. I would like to get back the fees I have paid and compensation for my wasted time. What practice area lawyer... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 10, 2019

A trial attorney or litigator.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: What motion, after verdict before sentencing, is made for a miscarrige of justice. PCRA? Do all trial issues need to be

Addressed to the court before sentencing. Lastly, are there any motions or reliefs that can be presented to a judge other then the trial judge, such as motions for mandamus and prohibition, that also address Constitutional violations. I realize circumstance are rare that require those motions, but... Read more »

Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 10, 2019

Mark:

When you take your broken car to a mechanic, your end goal is to get it fixed. Exactly how that happens might be interesting, but it's not your biggest concern. You want it fixed, period. Hiring a lawyer is similar.

It sounds like you're getting bogged down in the finer...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on

Q: So I received a DUI first time ever in May of 2017. I completed everything except my driving class I had scheduled but

Scheduled but scheduled for after my probation end date. Went to trial was placed on another 12 months probation. I think is ridiculous completed my classes. Still on probation 2 months left. Never have been drug the entire time. I was assaulted 2 week's by my boyfriend had to go to ER for... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Sep 9, 2019

Hard for anyone to answer the fairness question. Who knows, maybe? To the rest of it if you left them a bunch of messages you should be fine. You may want to consult with a local attorney. It is unusual they would supervise you in a different county for exactly this reason. Talk with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Are condo owners allowed to attend HOA Executive Board meetings? Some Exec.Board members are refusing them admittance.

I was elected to the HOA Exec Board of a condo apartment building a year ago. In that time, other residents/owners in the building have requested to attend Board meetings, but other members of the Exec Board are refusing them admittance. Since they pay HOA fees and assessments when billed, it... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 8, 2019

You need to review the bylaws of the HOA. They should say something about the meetings and who can attend.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: Does “PATERNITY ORDER ISSUED- DF EXCLUDED (stipulation) mean that the tested man is not the father? (Pennsylvania)

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 8, 2019

Sure sounds like it, assuming he's the defendant.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: For child support in PA does a mother have to have a job for more than 6 months to be able to put a father on CS?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 7, 2019

No, there is no such requirement.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: After unemployment runs out and if no one will still hire me how am I suppose to pay support

I’ve been applying for 5 jobs a week for a few months

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 6, 2019

Take your case back to court and hope that you can successfully demonstrate that your efforts to find employment have been serious and persistent. Or you can obtain employment outside of your field and also show the court that you couldn't obtain work in the field you used to be employed in, but at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: 8 yrs ago I had a french drain installed, I just found out that about 30 ft of it has no pipe installed. Is it too

This week I tried to dig up some of the drain which never worked to see if I could fix it. I found out that about 30 ft only had gravel and no drain pipe installed (right in the problem area) Do I have any recourse?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 6, 2019

Unless you have some sort of a written guaranty or warranty, probably not.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: No I couldn’t find domestic relations to click on this question is about child support

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 6, 2019

What is your question?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: i have a freind who is charged with attempting to disarm a police officer, what is the potential outcome of that charge

we already have a lawyer and there are other charges as well from a domestic, i am the victim in the domestic but i am not pressing charges, so hopefully they will get dropped, this is also my partner. the thing that worries me the most is the other charge, i do not want to see him go to state... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 6, 2019

Potentially he could go to prison

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on

Q: What happens after your unemployment runs out and no one will still hire you I’ve been applying for jobs for 6 months

Work at the same facility for 25 years and got let go because of restructuring

Timothy Belt answered on Sep 5, 2019

You posted your question under workers' compensation. Were you injured at your former employer before the restructuring? If so, I would suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: If I had a conviction for use and possession of marijuana and then received a medical card a year later, can i do anhth

Steven Pacillio answered on Sep 5, 2019

It appear that at the time of the events that have rise to the conviction you did not be have a medical marijuana card. Accordingly, the act of possessing marijuana at that time was in violation of the law so the conviction will stand. The law looks at the particulars of the events at the time they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can a woman receiving child support in the state of PA willingly quit her job to get get more child support?

She is trying to force the man to let her move across country with the kids by raising his support as high as she can.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 4, 2019

Quitting a job without good cause does not usually work in favor of that person. The trick will be for the dad to demonstrate that she quit without good cause. He should consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine what his strategy should be.

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