This is a very complicated question. It will have a lot to do with how the trust was formed and what rights to access the trust your spouse has to the trust funds. You need to speak with and engage the series of an experienced family law attorney who has experience with high net worth cases and is familiar with financial planning documents including trusts.
T May depend on how the divorce was finalized. If the matter was bifurcated (legal term for doing the divorce and asset division separately) you may not have too many problems, but if the divorce was entered without such a bifurcation order, you claims may be waived. You should gather whatever papers you have and meet with a family law attorney right away to see if your claims have been preserved.
while the rules of professional conduct would prohibit an attorney from representing both parties in a divorce, it is not at all uncommon for only one of the spouses to retain an attorney and have that attorney responsible for preparing the divorce complaint, property settlement agreement and all other papers and work amicably with the other spouse.
yes. The court in custody proceedings is always going to focus on what is in the best interest of the child. If circumstances have changed and you believe that the current arrangement is no longer what is in her best interest, you have grounds for modification. You should consult with a local attorney to determine the steps you must take to initiate a modification action.
I agree with attorney Hirshmann. Unless there is something that precludes you from being there like a provision in your order or a current PFA or civil stay away order, there is no reason that you cannot attend your child's activities. If you receive too much protest from your ex, you may want to bring the situation to the attention of the judge, but she cannot bar you from attending your child's activities. Bear in mind though, this would work both ways. I would suspect that if you are...
You need to be careful how you calculate the custody split to be sure it is based only on the amount of overnights. While there is case law to support an award of support to even a partial custodial if the income difference is big enough, my experience is that some counties embrace this more than others. You should consult with an attorney in your area to get a better feel for what your courts do. I know of many counties where you could end up owing him child support based on the facts presented.
I agree with the other attorneys who have responded. you do have a right to that information and in custody proceedings the Court will want him to divulge with whom he is residing and will want information regarding their criminal backgrounds.
As the other attorneys have indicated, PA does not recognize "legal separation" in the form you seem to be after. If you are no longer living together or acting in a husband and wife like manner, you would likely be considered to be living "separate and apart" from another, but you are still considered to be married for most purposes. You may want to speak with a lawyer regarding the potential advantages and disadvantages to remaining married or seeking a divorce.