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Laura Kaye Robbins

Laura Robbins’s Answers

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  • Can my spouse sell the matrimonial home without my consent?

    He bought the house jointly with his mother before we got married and my name is not on the title. We have been having marital difficulties and he wants me to get out of the house but I won't without a separation agreement. So he has threatened to...

    Laura’s Answer

    If he bought the house jointly before marriage with his mother, then the house is not marital property. However, what IS marital property is the value of any home improvements performed during the marriage, and any increase in value of the residence during the marriage. You should be entitled to something. However, if your name is not on the deed, you would have a legal problem if he threatened to kick you out. What you need is a 'Marital Settlement Agreement', to protect your rights. Also with regards to the furniture, was it purchased before or during the marriage? It would make a difference to my answer regarding the furniture.

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  • PFA Dropped, how do I get rid of the violation charges now?

    I had an emergency pfa on my husband. I was told by the police that I HAD to do it and that I had to put certain things in my statement that really made the situation look completely different that what it was. I was able to go to court to drop t...

    Laura’s Answer

    Please note that in Blair County, the Court may not dismiss the charges even if you want them dismissed. However, in order to prove a contempt of a PFA order, they WILL need testimony. Good luck.

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  • What charges should I file?

    I was court ordered to get my daughter on august 16th but me and my child's mother agreed on july 16 by text which i have that I would get her augist 9th to the 19th instead to include my court appointed summer week. On august 15th the mother file...

    Laura’s Answer

    I believe there is probably a lengthy history to your custody case. You would need an attorney to analyze the entire situation to provide you with advice. If you have a hearing coming up, that would be the time and place to bring up any evidence you have. Additionally, if you hire an attorney, that attorney may be able to file an answer to the contempt petition, so that the Court has all of the facts right at the onset of the hearing. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Ex husband initiated mediation proceedings to change part of PP

    We live 3000 miles apart, our son will not start kindergarten until he is 5 1/2. The plan reads he is to have him for 1 month each summer once school aged. Now he realizes that means our son will be 6. So he wants to get him BEFORE he starts ki...

    Laura’s Answer

    I would suggest you hire an attorney for this issue. You would need to bring up ALL relevant information, including supporting documentation you have of father's limitations. Maybe you could appease father by offering him skype contact with the minor child a few times a week? I wish you the best of luck.

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  • How do i get her back?

    im a father, and i have had my 6 yr old daughter her whole life, and her mother would visit her every so often.. lately shes been coming around more and i encourage her to have a relationship with her mom. Her mother took her and filed for temp. ...

    Laura’s Answer

    Try calling MidPenn Legal Services for assistance. 1-800-326-9177. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • What is a partial physical custoy schedule like?

    I need an example of what a partial physical custody schedule would be like? Is it every other weekend overnight, no overnight, all day, a few hours? the definition is vague i was wondering if any lawyers have ever come into contact with people wh...

    Laura’s Answer

    I have seen numerous partial custody schedules - one example would be every other weekend and one overnight each week. However, the best schedule can vary on a variety of factors, such as, how close do the parents live to each other, what is the child's school schedule, does everyone have access to transportation. Additionally, quite often I have seen parents do a shared custody schedule during the child's summer months from school. When entering into a custody agreement, you should also, as an example, consider making arrangements for vacations, holidays, and Mother's/Father's Day.

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  • Does my roommate have a case against me or is she as crazy as I think she is?

    My roommate wants to take me to small claims court because I divided a security deposit equally. We all paid equally and their were no deductions made by the apartment complex so I felt we had no right to keep money owed to our other 2 roommates ...

    Laura’s Answer

    It sounds like her argument is not very valid.

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  • Do i need a lawyer to file contempt of court if im the primary, and the other didnt return the girl after her visit.

    the reason she didnt send the kid back was because she says she was in danger but it all back fired the cops n child and youth are not doing anything

    Laura’s Answer

    I would think that it's always best to have an attorney. An attorney could elicit all relevant facts and draft a petition/motion that will best try to accomplish what you want.

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  • My son's fatherl is trying to get custody. What are my rights? We weren"t married,we lived together , he acknowledged paternity.

    I allow him to have my son three overnights per week. He has just started giving me any child support- he wants custody of our son. i work full time, do not do drugs or alcohol, attend church with my son. We currently live with my fiance. My so...

    Laura’s Answer

    Has he sued you for custody? If so, pay close attention to the allegations he has made in the complaint. Additionally, are you operating with or without a custody order? If you do not have a custody order, then no one technically has custody of your son, and he could theoretically keep your son until he decides to give him back. I would pursue a custody order to set your mind at ease.

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  • I have a 7 week old child, and I let her visit with her father. now he is saying that he won't give her back. What do I do?

    We are in the middle of a custody battle. Also he signed a paper, that I wrote up, saying that he would have her back by a certain date and time.

    Laura’s Answer

    Please note that the only valid Court Order relating to custody is one that is signed by the Court. If the two of you are not operating under a Court Order, then you may want to consider something called a 'Petition for Special Relief'. However, it's difficult to tell at what stage you are at in the custody process, given the limited amount of facts in your post. In your situation, I would highly encourage you to consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse your situation may become.

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