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  • With a no fault divorce, can I now still request part of his retirement?

    Asked by a user in Johnstown, PA - about 1 year ago.

    Yes. The equitable distribution issue will be addressed as part of the no-fault divorce. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • What happens next after receiving the defendant's counter claim/answer in divorce?

    Asked by a user in Reading, PA - over 1 year ago.

    Filing an Answer and Counterclaim does not result in the scheduling of a hearing. You need to have a divorce Master appointed to your case and he/she will schedule a conference and/or hearing. In...

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Do I receive less child support if my ex decides to move somewhere more expensive?

    Asked by a user in Pittsburgh, PA - about 1 year ago.

    I agree with my colleagues. Everyone has normal living expenses. Unless he has extraordinary or unusual fixed monthly expenses, the court will not take his bills into consideration. Also, if he...

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  • Do I need an attorney for this?

    Asked by a user in New Milford, PA - 11 months ago.

    When parties do not have attorneys in these situations, it is not unusually for there to be problems. Now, you will need to retain an attorney to review the agreement and to determine whether the...

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Affidavit of Consent to Divorce.

    Asked by a user in Philadelphia, PA - 11 months ago.

    The Affidavit is only good for 30 days. If the Adfidacit is dated and it was not filed, it is no longer valid. You will need to sign a new one.

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • How can I figure out if my husband should be able to have the kids unsupervised or not, and if he may get dangerous?

    Asked by a user in Philadelphia, PA - 12 months ago.

    Since his custodial time is minimal as it is and there is no real history if violence, it is unlikely that the court will further reduce his contact. However, in situations where one parent may...

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Divorce and foreclosure

    Asked by a user in Philadelphia, PA - about 1 year ago.

    If he has stopped making payments towards the home, you may be able to file for spousal support although the two of you are still living in the house together. You should discuss this matter with...

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Do you have to notify your ex when you move if there is a PFA?

    Asked by a user in Erie, PA - over 1 year ago.

    If you had a custody order in place prior to the PFA, you should check with a local attorney to determine whether the Judge will require you to file a Notice of Relocation and Petition even if he has...

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Protection From Abuse

    Asked by a user in Altoona, PA - over 1 year ago.

    There is no requirement that you file for child support in order to file for a PFA order. Most counties have a domestic violence center or victim's services agencies that can provide you with moral...

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  • My husband bought a house a few months after our separation if we file for divorce after many years will have money from house

    Asked by a user in Philadelphia, PA - 12 months ago.

    If the house was purchased after the separation, it is likely not marital property, but you should speak to an attorney for more specific advice. If you are not receiving the amount of support that...

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer