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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: My custody order allows an expanded or altered schedule. Could the PA stay at home order fall under this provision?

This custody order is outdated; the original schedule fit within the circumstances that I was in at the time the order was put in place, but no longer does. One thing that has not changed is that I have primary physical custody, the father has partial custody and we share legal custody. As stated... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
answered on Apr 2, 2020

I'd say no, because the key here is "mutual agreement." If you two can agree to something other than what's written in the original Order -- and you say that you've already done this -- then no harm/no foul if no one's complaining. But it doesn't sound like it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there a statute that covers buyer delays in a PA real estate transaction due to COVID-19 or any national emergency?

Seller will not extend closing date and is threatening legal action. Delay is due to a credit supplement needed, but it has been delayed due to COVID-19 and businesses working from home and with minimal staff.

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
answered on Mar 31, 2020

Forget statutes and look to the terms of your real estate contract. Is there a clause within (and usually it's one that no one bothers to read) that accounts for circumstances beyond anyone's control? These are known as "force majeure" clauses. Read your contract, and talk to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Pennsylvania on
Q: My parents own a house with a bankruptcy attached to it.They miss a payment can their house foreclose even with covid19?

They live in PA.

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Mar 26, 2020

If your parents are currently in a pending (not yet closed) bankruptcy case, none of their creditors can proceed against them, or their estates, without first procuring relief from the automatic stay in bankruptcy.

If your parents are in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and have defaulted in mortgage...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I accidentally set off an alarm at a community college, and was stopped by the police. And I'm worried.

I was doing my routine walk around the local community college, and I usually stop inside a building for water and food. And I accidentally set off an alarm because apparently the campus is on lock down for COVID-19. And I was not informed about this, so I went to the campus police. But before I... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
answered on Mar 22, 2020

Highly dountful. Unless tou left out some facts the most to be worried about would be a summary trespass violation. Summary trespass would come in the mail. You made an admission which they can use against you. If you have a clean record and there are no missing facts a citation is the most... Read more »

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