Marshall D. Chriswell’s Answers

Marshall D. Chriswell

Indiana Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Me and my girl friend put a pfa on each other . we want to drop them and go to counseling

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Joseph Patrick Lesniak
    3. Robert C. Keller
    3 lawyer answers

    You and your girlfriend should show up on the day of the hearing and let the judge or his/her clerk know that you both want to dismiss the PFA's. The judge may still bring you into the courtroom and ask you both questions about why you want the PFAs dismissed and if you both feel safe enough to do so. Please remember to mark this answer as “Helpful” or “Best Answer” if appropriate. Thank you. Sincerely, Marshall Chriswell Law Offices of Marshall D. Chriswell 714 Philadelphia St....

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  2. Can i get my sister's death certificate in pa, and i don't know exact the date she dead,but i know the year as 2003

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Joseph M. Masiuk
    3. Elysia Jyothi Mancini Duerr
    4. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    See the PA Department of Health website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/death_certificates/ You will find instructions and a form. Good Luck, Marshall Chriswell Please remember to mark this answer as “Helpful” or “Best Answer” if appropriate. Thank you. Law Offices of Marshall D. Chriswell 714 Philadelphia St., Suite 200 Indiana, PA 15701 (888) 438-5977 (724) 465-5826 *** Marshall D. Chriswell is a civil practitioner with offices in...

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  3. If you use neighbors property attached to yours for 20 years, can they make you get off.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Jed R Prest
    2 lawyer answers

    You can actually acquire ownership to the piece of property you have been using, if you meet the requirements for adverse possession. In order to do so, you will have to prove that you have had continuous, open, exclusive possession for over 20 years, and that you were doing so WITHOUT the permission of the true owner. If you and the landowner have an agreement that you can use the property, then you will not be able to obtain it through adverse possession, and yes - he has the right to...

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  4. What can the residents of an apartment do about excessive noise. there are handicapped and elderly people being affected

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    1 lawyer answer

    I can appreciate the fact that you don't want to get the police or your landlord involved; however, that is your only option at this point. You should call the police when the noise is excessive or when the neighbors trespass or cause property damage. You should also keep your landlord informed of these incidents. Once the police determine that a law is being broken, your landlord will have a responsibility to take action, such as warning the problem tenants and/or evicting them depending...

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  5. I'm trying to have POA (medical)for my mother over my step father(6 years married) what rights do I have?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John B. Whalen Jr.
    2. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2 lawyer answers

    If your stepfather has legal capacity (mentally sound enough to make decisions), then he can appoint either you or your mother as his healthcare agent, meaning that the appointed person could make healthcare decisions for him if he were unable or unwilling to do so himself. If he lacks capacity to sign the Healthcare POA, then you or your mother would need to institute a guardianship proceeding in court. If successful, you would get a court order giving the guardian the power to make those...

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  6. How do i get someone to move out of my house

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Michael Ryan Juarez
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    It appears you are in PA, therefore you will have to comply with PA law. The Landlord/Tenant Act requires that you give her proper written notice and then file an eviction action with the Magisterial District Court for the jurisdiction where the real estate is located. A hearing will be scheduled. If you are successful, the judge will issue an order of possession. If she doesn't move, the sheriff will remove her. Good Luck. Please remember to mark this answer as “Helpful” or “Best Answer”...

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  7. I notorized a POA in 2003 in Pennsylvania - is there an expiration date on the notary side?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Michael A Kirtland
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure I understand your question fully. A notary stamp usually includes the words, "my commission expires on (date)." This does not mean that the document will expire or become invalid on that date. It only means that the notary public must renew their registration and get a new stamp by that date if they want to continue notarizing documents. If, instead, you are asking whether a POA becomes invalid after a certain amount of time, that depends on the language of the POA....

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  8. Does a common law wife in Pennsylvania trump a blood relative?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Kutulakis
    2. Marshall D. Chriswell
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other responses. To obtain the legal right to make decisions on your father's behalf, a guardian must be appointed. See an attorney for a consultation. There are several in our area who can help. Marshall D. Chriswell 30 South Second St. Clearfield, PA 16830 888-438-5977 www.westernpalawyer.com

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  9. Preemie Baby and Hospital discharge

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Cindy Lee Villanella Pieret
    3. Paul Dominic Edger
    4. David B Pittman
    4 lawyer answers

    I would never recommend removing a child from the hospital against medical advice. My guess is that the hospital would make a call to your local Child & Youth Services and/or law enforcement agency if they believe the child's health is in danger.

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  10. Over 1 yr, my living room ceiling has been dripping water due to recurring leakage. No initiative to change roof, only patchwork

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    1 lawyer answer

    If the condition is bad enough you may be able to withhold rent payments or even cancel your lease. However, you should consult with a landlord tenant attorney or your local legal aid service first. Good Luck, Marshall Chriswell

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