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Julie Rebecca Colton

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. My husband is suing me for child support AND spousal support although we have 50/50 custody of our 2 kids. How is this possible?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Stephen Joseph Cipolla
    4. Joel Lansing Hills
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consult an attorney to run support calculations for you. A parent with 50/50 custody can relieved child support from the other parent, but the support will be reduced. His girlfriend's income is generally not considered for support unless he is earning less because he is supported by her.

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  2. Do you have to include custody arrangements in a divorce in the state of pa. or is that separate if needed ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    4. Susan J. Vandegrift
    5. Megan D. Hazel
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    6 lawyer answers

    Custody can be separate from the divorce and is not required to finalize a divorce.

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  3. I'm dating same-sex partner that wants to marry me? What would be the best option for that?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    5. Larisa Tenberg
    5 lawyer answers

    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.

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  4. Does my husband have to get joint custody and overnight visits?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    1 lawyer answer

    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.

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  5. My ex and i have a custody order.. is either party allowed to take the kids out of state on trips without prior notification?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Michelle Ericka Goldstein
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  6. Moving hr away and out of county with 50/50 custody.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. Julie Rebecca Colton
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  7. I have been issued an order to pay my wife spousal support for a great amount, though our pay rates only differ by $2.30/hour.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Robert Wasmuth Galbraith
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  8. The father is a non citizen he's just here going to college. Can i still fall for child support and custody of our daughter?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2 lawyer answers

    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.

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  9. I have other children that I must support will this affect payments in a separate child support case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Julie Rebecca Colton
    3. L. Anthony Bompiani
    4. David Alexander Browde
    4 lawyer answers

    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...

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  10. Father trying to win 50/50 custody, no negotiating. I'd like to relocate in-state to hometown 250 miles away. Cld I get primary?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Michelle Ericka Goldstein
    3. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    4. Julie Rebecca Colton
    5. Irena Shiloh
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to consult an attorney to review your case. An attorney can help you analyze the 16 factors the court looks at in a custody case and go through the process of requesting a relocation.

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