she is liveing in a 2 bedroom trailer with her parents and there are 7 people that live there
There is no clear cut answer. I think that it will depend on other factors, such as, do the children have their own beds, is the trailer safe, properly heated, etc. I would not rely on that one factor alone, but you should speak to an experienced family law attorney in your area for more specific advice.See question
She is useing drugs and scared that I'm going to take them from her
No. She cannot sign the children over to her parents. If you have evidence that she is using drugs, you need to speak to an experienced family law attorney so that he/she can advise you as to your options to protect the children.See question
she has to terminate for legal reasons so she's not held liable for the child breaking the law
Your friend will need to meet with an experienced family law attorney to revise any Custody Orders that are currently in place so that she is no longer responsible for the child.See question
I am 16, my mother is dying of cancer and i have a father who cannot hold custody over me. I have a friend who says she will help me with a place to live, my mother doesn't like this idea. Because of this i am planning on waiting until she passes ...
I would suggest that you check with the Centre County Legal Aid office to determine whether they handle emancipation cases as you may qualify for free legal services. If not, check with the Centre County Bar Association to see if they have a list of attorneys who will represent people for free or reduced fees in emancipation cases. You will need to hire an attorney who practices in Centre County to help you with your case so that you will be prepared to file the Complaint when you are ready. If Legal Aid and the Bar Association cannot help you, ask for a referral. Good luck!See question
and 40 attempts to frame him with it...There are no charges pending against dad....can he get the pfa appealed in light of her charges and how does he at least get equal access to the children
He cannot appeal the PFA since he consented to the current supervised custody schedule. If he wants to amend the Order, he should retain an experienced family law attorney to discuss this matter and to file the necessary documents. When seeking an attorney, he may want to consider someone who has experience handling family law and criminal matters since there are pending charges against his former spouse that could have an impact on the custody issue.See question
My husband who I have a PFA against keeps texting my girlfriend and will not leave her alone. He drives past her house too. How does she make this stop?
First, your girlfriend should call the police to report this behavior. If your husband will not stop contacting her, your girlfriend may have to ask the police to file charges against him. She can also contact an attorney to send a letter to him which outlines what the consequences will be if he does not cease harassing and stalking her.See question
My children's father has been absent consistently for almost 2 yrs. He had been in and out of prison the other years. I need medical papers signed by father for my handicapped child to be medically attended to, since father won't help can I get fu...
If you need a court order, you should retain an experienced family law attorney to advise you as to your rights regarding this issue and to file the necessary Complaint. The father will need to be served with the paperwork and he will have the right to participate. You cannot obtain a Court Order without giving him notice.See question
My 9 year old daughter fights with me to go see her dad. She keeps asking does she really have to see him and its courted that she does. She wants nothing to do with him. Without going into great detail there's a lot of past issues that caused h...
It is a myth that there is a magic age in the law that permits a minor children to decide when they are no longer required to visit with a parent or when they can decide with whom they wish to live. It is the parent's responsibility to instruct their children to comply with any court orders that have been entered. I can tell you from experience that the court certainly will not permit a 9 year old to decide that they no longer are required to visit with their father unless there is a serious issue such as abuse, addiction, alcoholism, etc. unless the child is not safe in that environment. As the child becomes an older teenager, their preference will carry greater weight. I would suggest that you seek counseling for the child to find out why she does not want to go. However, if you have shared legal custody, you must seek the father's consent.See question
The same day the PFA was served he violated it by texting me. I know I call the sheriffs office and report it but should I still send the kids with him for his weekend?
If he violated the PFA after he was served with the Order, you need to call the police-not the Sheriff's office. Then, you should call your attorney to ensure that he is picked up. If you have a custody order, you must follow it and send the children for his visit.See question
I have moved out of the marital home because my husband refused to provide food and financial support for me. I moved to interstate to a different county 3 1/2 hours away. I will be filing for APL and need legal representation for this hearing sin...
You can contact the Somerset County Bar Association (or Cambria if you lived in the Cambria County side of Windber) to determine whether they have a list of attorneys who will represent individuals at a reduced fee. However, you do not need an attorney to file for spousal support. You can go to your local Domestic Relations Office to file a Complaint on your own and a conference will be scheduled in about 6 weeks. You can go on your own. If you are dissatisfied with the result, you can file an appeal. At that point, you should make sure that you have an attorney.See question