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  • What's included in a mortgage deviation payment?

    If I'm paying my spouse a mortgage deviation payment, am I still responsible to contribute to the additional household expenses that are not part of the mortgage payment, i.e., utilities, cable, internet, security system?

    Rebecca’s Answer

    The mortgage deviation should cover contribution to the mortgage or other loans secured by the home (lines of credit, home equity loans) real estate taxes and insurance. It does not include utilities, security system etc. If you are paying support, including a mortgage deviation, these other expenses would typically be responsibility of the party in possession of the residence. You should have an attorney review your support order to be sure.

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  • If there is a custody agreement allowing child to visit dad, is mom allowed to require notarized itinerary for visit

    Mom not following custody agreement 2 years in a row. Does not pick up phone when das calls. Does not return calls for child to talk to dad. Dad lives in PA, child, 6, lives in FL. Mom also did not allow visitation as set in custody agreement last...

    Rebecca’s Answer

    It sounds like Mom wants to make up new rules when it benefits her and not follow the ones that are in place. While it is not uncommon for an itinerary being provided i have never seen one needing to be notarized. If mom is not following or trying to avoid following the visitation provision by making up a bunch of hoops to jump through, you should contact an attorney in your area to assure your rights are being protected.

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  • Custody

    My ex has not seen the kids for all most 5 years an now she has left the state of pa can she lose her rights to visit tattion

    Rebecca’s Answer

    that is a basis to either modify the order to limit visitation further, or to terminate parent rights if there has not been a effort to maintain contact with the children and if you have a current spouse who would want to adopt them .However, if there is not the possibility of a step parent adoption the court will not terminate parental rights. As to the modification, if you go to court to change the order, you have to tell her, and that could cause her to pop up and start trying to exercise custody again.

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  • How are pets separated in divorce?

    My brother and his wife had gotten a divorce. While they were still together they gave my parents and I their two dogs to take care of because my brother traveled for work and she couldn't handle the dogs by herself. They have been separated for 2...

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Pets are, unfortunately, generally treated as personal property in divorce. They are not afforded any greater role than the divisions of say, the living room furniture. However, in a private agreement, the parties can agree to share "custody" of the pets.

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  • Seperated three years don't know where my ex is want to file divorce

    I don't know any address for my ex am very frustrated what can I do

    Rebecca’s Answer

    It is still possible to proceed with a divorce, but it does require some additional hoops to jump through. you need to make a reasonable and diligent search to find out where your spouse is at. If you have tried that, you can ask the Court to allow you to serve them by alternative means. This may include publication or another way. We recently had a judge approval service though facebook message. It is important though that you be able to show you tried to find to find them.

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  • Can a California State Judge make a ruling on a parenting plan filed in the State of Washington?

    Son is 21 years old and his mother is coming after me for medical bills not paid from 2007.

    Rebecca’s Answer

    You should repost this in CA and WA for advice.

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  • How long does a father have to be out of a child's life before it's legal abandonment?

    My daughters father hasn't exercised his partial custody since May 2013, He only contacted her on Christmas Day 2013 and she hung up on him. She is ten years old and has been diagnosed with PTSD due to abuse from her father. He is already on restr...

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Attorney Hilbush is correct. First you will need to show the lack of contact for 6 months and that the termination will be in the best interest of the child

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  • If my wife and I are separated and she wins money on the lottery am I entitled to half of the money

    She won 50,000 dollars on a lottery ticket

    Rebecca’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Even if the money is won post separation on a ticket purchased post separation it can still effect your support rights and equitable division of the marital assets. You should consult with a lawyer to review the specific facts of your situation.

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  • How do I terminate alimony in Pa?

    My divorce settlement states I pay $1450 per month alimony until June 2017. My ex moved in with her boyfriend a year ago. It is now time to modify/eradicate the alimony. How do I prove she lives with him? I do not know her address but my child...

    Rebecca’s Answer

    If she is cohabiting with someone, it sounds like you have a basis for requesting termination which is typically done by way of a Petition to the Court. However, unless she admits to the cohabitation, you will likely need to have a hearing on the issue. Co habitation does not have a neat clean definition and can be difficult to prove. You should speak with an experienced family law attorney to assist you. Given the amount you must pay per month and how long you have to go, i would suspect this to be money well spent.

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  • I was marrierd in 2006 and my wife does not what to come to the usa now its been 8years now i have not seen her how can i apply

    how can i apply for a divorce from the usa

    Rebecca’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. you should speak with a lawyer to confirm that you meet PA's residency requirements and to assist in preparation and service of the complaint.

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