Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn’s Answers

Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn

Allison Park Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How do I file for divorce with a Protection From Abuse Order in effect?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michelle A. Fioravanti
    2. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    3. Daniel Seth Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    You can only get a divorce without paying costs if you qualify financially. The PFA itself doesn't give you any rights regarding the divorce. It is a different process.

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  2. I was granted sole legal custody of my son and now my sons father wants to share legal custody.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. Rory Brooks Driscole
    3 lawyer answers

    More facts are needed to answer this question. How long has father not seen the child. What is the general consensus of the judges in your court system. One of the factors that the court should be looking at to award joint custody and whether the two of you can communicate. However the court is used to dealing with no-communicative couples which doesn't necessarily prohibit joint custody. You might consider meeting with a Parent Counselor together to work on your issues.

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  3. My child's father lives in MA and I am currently residing in PA. I have tried to apply for child support thru both states.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    3. Michael Leo Potter
    3 lawyer answers

    I have a private investigator who can search by name and social security number if you have it.

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  4. Spouse refuses to sign 3301(D). With limited funds, what's my recourse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Levi Samuel Wolf
    4. Charles Anthony Rick
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with both attorneys. However, it gets a little complicated because not only do you have to have personal service of the 3301(d) affidavit, you then have to serve them with a document titled "Notice of Intention to Request Divorce Decree" and you need to give them 20 days to respond. Then you have to file a "Praecipe to Transmit the Record."

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  5. How long does it take to wait before remarrying after a divorce in the state of Pensylvania

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. Ala M. Hamayel
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    As soon as the divorce is processed you can marry.

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  6. My kid's mother stopped bringing my daughter to the meeting spot when i was granted weekends. What should I do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. James W. Zerillo
    3. Michael John Harrington
    3 lawyer answers

    You have a court order. She is in contempt. You can ask for makeup time. If you know where she lives I would take the court order to the police and have them come with you to the house to get your daughter for the weekend. I would call the police when the men were following me and ask the police to determine what is their purpose and then I would file a complaint against them for whatever the police advise i.e. stalking, harassment etc.

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  7. If I contact my ex about him picking up our son to see him on his day off and he refuses, do I have to let him go when he asks?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. Mark Yurovsky
    2 lawyer answers

    You really need an order of court defining what the terms of your custody agreement are. Right now you have no order and consequently can do whatever you want.

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  8. Is there a such thing as a Christian lawyer?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. James V. Monaghan
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    I consider myself a Christian lawyer. However, it is not the religious affiliation but rather the character of the individual that determines how your case is handled. I have had people contact me that have had so-called Christian lawyers handle their case and not care about the people involved. You need to meet the attorney and discuss their philosophy. Integrity is important.

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  9. Can my divorce get dismissed eventually after no further action from my part?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Levi Samuel Wolf
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    4. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    4 lawyer answers

    The simple answer is yes, after a certain period of time but you will be notified first. However, now that you have been separated for two years you can file a 3301(d) affidavit and move the case before a judge or master. If you qualify financially you can get assistance from a lawyer at a reduced rate. Some courts also have assistance to help you finalize the case yourself.

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  10. Can I sue a cyber school for not following a court order?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    2. Mary Beth Reinecker
    2 lawyer answers

    I wouldn't approach it that way. Have you tried to contact the school to find out why they're contacting the third-party? I would give them the court order that shows you have shared legal custody and then contact them first

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