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Randi Joy Silverman

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  • We practice the 2-2-3 visitation schedule. Ex moving 1.5 hr away, can I ask for custody to be changed?

    We have joint custody of our 3 year old son. We currently live 15 minutes from each other and our son is exchanged at daycare. We have been apart for 6 months and I willingly agreed to joint custody. He is in the process of buying a house that is ...

    Randi’s Answer

    The burden is on your ex to seek a change in the order. He must file a Notice of Relocation at least 60 days before he moves and you must object within 30 days. There are very specific time deadlines involved, so you need to meet with an experienced family law attorney right away.

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  • What to do if the father of my son won't adhere to custody order?

    We got a custody order that states shared physical and legal custody. He states that he called and canceled our sons state health insurance which I had but won't give me new insurance card? He is also with holding babysitters information from me, ...

    Randi’s Answer

    If the child's father is not complying with the court order, you should speak with an experienced family law attorney to determine whether you should file a Petition for Contempt of the Order. Show the attorney your court order and any other information that you can obtain to prove that he is not following the order and he/she will be able to advise you further.

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  • Is it legal in the state of Pennsylvania to enter someone's home without the homeowners permission and take pictures.

    These pictures were used in a child custody hearing.

    Randi’s Answer

    Absolutely not. Entering someone else's home without their permission is illegal.

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  • Victim breaking no contact restraining orders

    there is a no contact restraining order between me and my ex she has emailed me over 800 times in the last two days demanding I call her making threats towards me and my family made false reports to the police about my sister,father,brother,and co...

    Randi’s Answer

    Your question is unclear as to what you mean by a no contact restraining order, but you should contact the police immediately and show them the messages so that the appropriate action can be taken to stop this behavior. If you have a PFA, your ex should be arrested. Otherwise, the police can file harassment charges.

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  • My husband moved in with another woman a year ago. I'm paying our balance of $29,000.00 mortgage myself. What are my rights?

    He said if I go after any of "his money" he will file for bankruptcy. He told me to give his things away also.

    Randi’s Answer

    Typically, the spouse occupying the residence is responsible to pay the mortgage. However, you may be entitled to support to assist you with this expense. I would suggest that you meet with an experienced family law lawyer to discuss this matter in greater detail.

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  • How do I go about filing for visitation with my grandson ?

    I have had visitation for the last 5 years and now due to a conflict of opinion and custody battle against my son I am limited to doing the things my grandson and I like to do.

    Randi’s Answer

    There are specific requirements under the Grandparents Act that must be met in order for you to file a custody action. I would suggest that you meet with an experienced family law attorney who practices in your county to review your case and to determine whether you can proceed.

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  • Is there such a thing as Palimony in Pennsylvania?

    Wife makes about 95,000/year husband makes about 30,000/year. Husband is depended on wives income for his lifestyle. Husband is 55 years old wife is 53. Husband can't retire until 62.

    Randi’s Answer

    I will assume that you are referring to alimony. Yes, the divorce code provides for the payment of alimony after the divorce and financial issues are resolved. However, there are other factors that are taken into consideration in determining whether alimony should be awarded. In most counties, alimony is rare if there are assets or there is cash available to be transferred to the spouse that earns less money. You should speak with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case.

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  • If I file for a divorce, can my spouse sue me for support?

    My spouse has not worked since 2011 and is trying to get disability for the 4th time.

    Randi’s Answer

    Your spouse can file for support, but whether he/she will be successful depends on a number of factors, including whether she has an earning capacity. You will need to consult with an experienced family law attorney for a more detailed explanation.

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  • If I went to a Judge would he or she grant my Grandparents custody of me?

    I am 16 and I found out I am pregnant. I told my mother that I am pregnant and she kicked me out of her house (my mother has legal full custody of me). I have been living with my grandmother ever since my mom kicked me out. My grandmother and gran...

    Randi’s Answer

    Since you have been living with your grandparents and your mother told you to leave, I think that the Somerset Judge would be receptive to your request. Your grandparents should make an appointment with an experienced family law attorney to discuss this matter.

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  • Must I attend an All Counts conference if spouse filed for divorce 4 months ago? (Pa)

    I ignored the divorce papers as to thinking spouse was not serious and I do not want divorce at this point. I thought I had 2 years before I could be forced into this. Must I attend this Counsel already?

    Randi’s Answer

    First, you need to hire an experienced family law attorney right away so that your rights are protected in this process. Second, you must attend the hearing or you risk the case going forward without you.

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