Your immigration status would not change by marrying a same sex partner under the current law. Further, you cannot marry a same sex partner in PA. If you are going to stay with your partner you need to consult with an immigration lawyer about your status and with a family law attorney about a partnership agreement.
There is always a chance he could get overnight visits. The court must determine what is in the best interest of your child. The court is required to consider the domestic violence in a custody determination. As your child gets older the custody arrangement often needs to change. You should consult a lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case.
It is always best to let the other parent know when you are taking the children on a trip. The other parent should be informed of the dates, destination and form of transportation being used for the trip.
You and the other parent can always agree to changes. If the changes are going to be permanent you should consult a lawyer about filing a modification or drafting an addendum to the current order.
The court will consider whether or not the move benefits the child. Therefore you need to be able to explain how the move affects the child positively (and that cannot simply be a list of how the move affects you positively). Depending on the age of the child, you will need to address how the child will get back and forth to school or other activities. You should consult an attorney to review the specifics of your case to formulate your argument for court.
Spousal support and alimony pendente lite are based on a formula prescribed by the law. You should consult an attorney to review the support award. The award is based on your net monthly income, not the hourly difference.
After a certain time period you can force your wife through the divorce process.
You should consult an attorney soon.
You should file for custody where the child has lived for the past 6 months. There may be more complications with where the support case is filed. You should file both while the father is still in the US. It is important to consult and attorney about the complications that arise from cases that cross state and country borders.
In Pennsylvania there is a multifamily deviation which allows the court to lower your payments in consideration of your other family obligations. It is important that you know the amount of any support orders that you are paying at a support hearing. The birth of a child is considered a change in circumstances for the purposes of modifying your support.
Please note that the support law is different in each state. If any of the cases are not based in PA, you should ask lawyers from the...
A lawyer can draft the documentation and hold onto it indefinitely.
Finding the right lawyer for you is more difficult. I would suggest that you set up a consult with a few lawyers and find one that you trust and that you think you can work with. When looking into a lawyer's reputation, you should ask close friends or family who they recommend, look at the Avvo scores and reviews, and Google the lawyers. When you meet with the lawyers, you should talk about what is the best approach for...