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Marshall D. Chriswell

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  • If there is a "no contact" order by the judge between me and my soon to be ex with 2 kids, how do i contact them?

    2 minor kids and i pay child support, what are even my options? With the $ amount i pay(she gets 52%) of my check, i barely make my house payment (which is in both names that i solely pay) what or where do i turn?? I dont wana lose my kids!!

    Marshall’s Answer

    You must not contact anyone who is a "protected party" in the PFA order. If the PFA order does not include a provision for custody, then you will have to file a separate custody action at the court of common pleas, and you should make sure that the clerk understands there is a PFA order in place, so that they can make arrangements at the courthouse so that you don't have contact with your "ex" during the mediation process.

    I suggest that you find a family law attorney to help you with this.

    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., Suite 200
    Indiana, PA 15701
    (888) 438-5977
    (724) 465-5826

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    Marshall D. Chriswell is a civil practitioner with offices in Indiana and Clearfield Counties. Mr. Chriswell's practice emphasizes Wills & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Family Law, and general civil disputes.

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    Mr. Chriswell provides free initial consultations, and will gladly meet clients in their homes upon request, including on the evenings or weekends.

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  • If i agree for an uncontested divorce, am i giving up my rights to my 2 underage children??

    Have 2 minor children, i pay support and since im working nights, they reside with the mother. Im close with them, right now there is nothing legally written with custody. Does that mean i will i lose or "waive" my rights to them?

    Marshall’s Answer

    Absolutely not. By agreeing to an uncontested divorce, you are waiving your rights to contest issues related to marital property and alimony. You can bring a custody action at any time before, during or after the divorce. I recommend you seek the advice of a family law attorney.

    Please remember to mark this answer as “Helpful” or “Best Answer” if appropriate. Thank you.

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  • Deeds for house in Westmoreland co

    how can I find out who a house belongs to?like whos names are on the deeds?

    Marshall’s Answer

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    You can view deeds online at http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us

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  • I am the executor of my parents estate. Am I required to use the atty who wrote the will to settle the estate?

    The atty is charging the maximum percentage. I would like to negotiate a flat fee. The atty has a history of taking offense when fees are discussed. Can I negotiate a flat fee and seek another attorney if the road gets bumpy?

    Marshall’s Answer

    You have every right to choose your own attorney and negotiate fees.

    Good Luck.

    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., Suite 200
    Indiana, PA 15701
    (888) 438-5977
    (724) 465-5826

    ***

    Marshall D. Chriswell is a civil practitioner with offices in Indiana and Clearfield Counties. Mr. Chriswell's practice emphasizes Wills & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Family Law, and general civil disputes.

    ***

    Mr. Chriswell provides free initial consultations, and will gladly meet clients in their homes upon request, including on the evenings or weekends.

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  • A woman moved into our duplex Sept. 4. Found out she's trouble/drug dealer. Didn't sign lease yet. How do i get her to leave?

    She said only her & her 15-yr old son were moving in. I have been told by neighbors that there is now a man and another teenager there also. She said on the application that she wasn't from around here and gave me a lot of false information--inclu...

    Marshall’s Answer

    I would bring an eviction action immediately for violating the terms of the lease (over-occupancy) and particularly for lying on the application.

    You will have to go through the eviction process at District Court. There will be a hearing, and if you obtain an order for possession, the constable or sheriff will evict. All of this could take a couple of months.

    Good Luck.

    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., Suite 200
    Indiana, PA 15701
    (888) 438-5977
    (724) 465-5826

    ***

    Marshall D. Chriswell is a civil practitioner with offices in Indiana and Clearfield Counties. Mr. Chriswell's practice emphasizes Wills & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Family Law, and general civil disputes.

    ***

    Mr. Chriswell provides free initial consultations, and will gladly meet clients in their homes upon request, including on the evenings or weekends.

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  • I am co-owner of a home that is currently in forecloser not married.

    The man i shared the home with will not let me retrive the things that belong to me what can i do?

    Marshall’s Answer

    My first step would be to call the police. They might at least speak with him. If they can't or won't help, you can file an action in the Court of Common Pleas. You should have an attorney help you with this.

    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., Suite 200
    Indiana, PA 15701
    (888) 438-5977
    (724) 465-5826

    ***

    Marshall D. Chriswell is a civil practitioner with offices in Indiana and Clearfield Counties. Mr. Chriswell's practice emphasizes Wills & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Family Law, and general civil disputes.

    ***

    Mr. Chriswell provides free initial consultations, and will gladly meet clients in their homes upon request, including on the evenings or weekends.

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  • Does a common law wife in Pennsylvania trump a blood relative?

    my father is in a nursing home with alzheimers. his live in girlfriend of 13 yrs has been the only one recognized to make decisions concerning his well being. I am his biological daughter and want to be in charge of his well being. With neither of...

    Marshall’s Answer

    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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  • 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

    we try to straight out our parent well oversea by oversea court,do you have any form and where i can submit to get the copy of death certificate thanks ! my email address as sohpeter@aol.com thanks !

    Marshall’s Answer

    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 Indiana and Clearfield Counties. Mr. Chriswell's practice emphasizes Wills & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Family Law, and general civil disputes.

    ***

    Mr. Chriswell provides free initial consultations, and will gladly meet clients in their homes upon request, including on the evenings or weekends.

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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    I made an agreement with my landlord to pay all back rent owed when I received my income tax I paid the whole thing yet still got letters to go to court. I called about the letters and my landlord told me not to worry about them. I got a final not...

    Marshall’s Answer

    Yes, you should attend the hearing to explain that the rent is now current. It would be best if you had a lawyer, but not absolutely necessary.

    Please remember to mark this answer as “Helpful” or “Best Answer” if appropriate. Thank you.

    Good Luck.

    Sincerely,

    Marshall Chriswell

    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 Indiana and Clearfield Counties. Mr. Chriswell's practice emphasizes Wills & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Family Law, and general civil disputes.

    ***

    Mr. Chriswell provides free initial consultations, and will gladly meet clients in their homes upon request, including on the evenings or weekends.

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  • Where can I find on line documents for legal protection for unmarried couples for Pennsylvania ?

    Is there a website that's up to date accurate of course that explains what's needed or steps in having legal protection for an unmarried couple in the event of accidents / death ? I know about making the will part but thing is must it be motoriz...

    Marshall’s Answer

    These issues are too important to "do it yourself" with the help of a website. At the very least, you need to have wills, financial and healthcare powers of attorney. To ensure they are drafted and executed properly you should seek the advice of an estate planning attorney.

    Good Luck,

    Marshall Chriswell

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