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Randi Joy Silverman

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  • What is the best way for me to handle getting out of this marriage?

    My husband left years ago. Filed for divorce, came back several times, stopped the divorce at one point, but ended up leaving again. He won't even speak to me now. We work together. He just looks passed me.

    Randi’s Answer

    The best way to end the marriage is to first seek legal advice from an experienced family law attorney. This is the best way to ensure that you are taking steps that are going to result in the best outcome for you. Also, the process is less frightening when you understand how the court system in your county works. The more information you have, the better protected you will be.

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  • Where do we file

    My boyfriend is currently getting divorced from his wife. We live in PA her and there kids live in WV. He has signed a paper giving her primary custody of there oldest but not the youngest child. She has said she wants to give us the oldest and ha...

    Randi’s Answer

    If the mother will not agree for the children to live primarily with your boyfriend, he will need to file a custody action on WV. I would suggest that he meet with an experienced family law attorney who practices in the county where the case would be filed for more specific advice.

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  • Chances of custody modification

    My ex husband and I went to court last year when he filed for full custody. He did not get it but I agreed to give him 50/50. Shortly after that he received a dui and hid it from me. He has not yet been sentenced because his lawyer is postponing i...

    Randi’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Axinn that additional information is needed in order to answer your question. Typically, it is difficult to disrupt a shared arrangement, so you need to speak to an experienced family law attorney to discuss whether you should Petition the court for a modification.

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  • Custody and divorce attorney

    We are currently separated almost going on two years I am currently looking in to starting a business is my wife entitled to any of it

    Randi’s Answer

    Generally, the answer is no, but you should speak to an experienced family law attorney before you start your business to make sure that there aren't other issues that you should take into consideration.

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  • My custody says when I have 2 days off in a row I get my son he might be going to head start.can I still getmy son during the wk

    my custody says when I have 2 days off in a row I get my son. there might be a chance he is in head start he tells me he goes to school I have 2 days coming up Monday and Tuesday I'm off so I should get him. my custody was done when he was 2 it sa...

    Randi’s Answer

    If you have an attorney, you should consider contacting him/her to ask this question because your attorney will be able to interpret the Order for you. If you don't have an attorney and you are not permitted to speak to the other parent, you may need to retain an experienced family law attorney to file a Petition to clarify or modify the order that you have.

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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 ...

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    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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