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Randi Joy Silverman

Johnstown Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My husband filed bankruptcy I did not. He lied saying I am the one supporting him

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. William Asa Grafton
    3 lawyer answers

    I would suggest that you meet with an attorney who is experienced in family and bankruptcy law as these issues intertwine when one of the parties has filed for bankruptcy protection. You may not be able to file for divorce until the bankruptcy has been discharged, so you are going to have to know your rights and options before making any decisions.

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  2. Can I get a court-ordered retirement apportion rescinded?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Jason Alan Ostendorf
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot rescind the equitable distribution order granting your former spouse a portion of your pension unless he consents. Typically, remarriage has no effect on the distribution of pension benefits pursuant to an Agreement or Court Order. I am assuming that there is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order in place.

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  3. Will support and custody be changed due to health?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Susan J. Vandegrift
    3. Michael Kuldiner
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague that you need to insist that she provide medical documentation or testimony to prove that her health conditions prevent her from working full time. Also, your attorney can subpoena her employment file to see if there was another reason for her job change.

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  4. How do I change my custody agreement that I have with my kids Father in the state of Pa?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Samuel Cohen
    3. Susan J. Vandegrift
    4. Wayne Franklin Johnson Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    If he won't cooperate, your only other option is to file a Petiton to modify the order that you have. You will have a greater likelihood of success if you retain an experienced family law attorney to represent you in this process.

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  5. Can absent father gain custody of 16 year old he's never met?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. Susan J. Vandegrift
    4. Jay Bodzin
    4 lawyer answers

    Based solely on the information contained in your question, if he wishes to have a relationship with his child, I beleive that the court would give him an opoportunity to do so, but because of the age of the child, this may be very difficult. The child's input will be considered by the court and the Judge may suggest counseling to determine whether they can develop a relationship. If the child wishes to have a relationship with his father, it is likely that a partial custody order can be...

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  6. If my husband took out all the IRA accounts and pension 401K and wants to divorce do I have a right on them

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Kielich
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Michael Kuldiner
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to meet with an attorney who is experienced in family law and bankruptcy matters right away before your husband makes other financial decisions that could either divest you of your share of his existing retirement accounts or funds are moved so that they cannot be traced. Otherwise, you are risking the possibility that these accounts will be liquidated and funds will be hidden from you. Do not delay.

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  7. My husband and are separated.. If we had sex after he left does that that start the 2 year separation over again?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Michael F. Maroto
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, Attempted reconciliations do not affect the separation period unless the parties move back in together for a period of time and resume their marital relationship.

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  8. What to do when child has been dropped off to you

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    3. Diana Corinne Schimmel
    4. Michelle Ericka Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    Since it appears that he has voluntarily relinquised his custody periods with the child, you should have your attorney prepare a Consent Order as soon as possible confirming that you have primary physical custody of the child so that it can be presented to him for signature before he changes his mind. If he won't sign, you will need to file a Petition for modification of the existing order to confirm that fact that the child lives with you. Otherwise, if he later decides that he made a...

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  9. Institutional abuse, by my abusive x, constant relentless litigations, every other year. How do I fight it? Help!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Stephen Andrew Hamer
    3 lawyer answers

    You should retain an attorney to handle this matter for you. If he is abusing the system, there are ways to prevent him from filing a new action without court permission under the right circumstances.

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  10. Please help answer my problem

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Julie Rebecca Colton
    3. Jason Kutulakis
    4. Howard M Lewis
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have been separated for two years, you can file for a Master in order to finalize your case. However, you should retain an experienced family law attorney to give you more specific advice. Perhaps he/she can resolve your case by agreement without having to go that route.

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