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Steven Robert Tabano

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can my ex relocate my children before the relocation hearing?

    Answered 1 day ago.

    1. Steven Robert Tabano
    2. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    3. Sequitta Marilyn Leigh Banks
    3 lawyer answers

    A petition to relocate is filed when a parent is moving far enough away that it would significantly effect the custody situation. Your ex is not generally suppose to move until the court approves the relocation. However, sometimes the court will allow the move pending a hearing if there is a good reason. At a Relocation Hearing, if a party has relocated with the child prior to an expedited full hearing, the judge is not suppose to give the fact that she already moved any presumption in favor...

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  2. Are there different types of marital separations???and what is a uncontested divorce?

    Answered 7 days ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2. Robin Jean Gray
    3. Richard Carl Perry Jr.
    4. Steven Robert Tabano
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no legal separation in Pennsylvania. In some states you can file a document with the court declaring that you are separated. In Pennsylvania, separation occurs when when the parties’ stop living together as husband and wife. This date is established, either by consent of the parties or by judicial determination, as part of the divorce process. Is it possible for parties to live in the same house as “housemates” and be separated? Under Pennsylvania law the answer is Yes. Evidence...

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  3. Can I get my Engagement rings back

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Steven Robert Tabano
    1 lawyer answer

    An engagement ring is a gift "in contemplation of marriage". If the marriage does not occur you are entitled to the return of the ring. This is the general rule, although, there are some rare exceptions that usually do not apply. You may file a civil suit (small claims) requesting the value of the ring $1,700.00.

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  4. I live Pa. My wife and I separated in Oct. 2008. We are not divorced She talked me into signing over the house for no money in J

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Steven Robert Tabano
    1 lawyer answer

    It may not be too late to claim your share of the value of the house. Often times couples sign over property for various economic reasons while the divorce is proceeding. Generally, you only give up your right to make a claim for "equitable distribution" if you have signed a marriage settlement agreement or the divorce has been granted by the court. BEWARE: If your name was also on the mortgage to the property, signing the deed to the property over to your wife does not relieve you of your...

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