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Laura Kaye Robbins

Laura Robbins’s Answers

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  • My employer fired me after my 90 days with no specific reasoning and no warnings?

    Days later they fired my brother whom I managed. I believe that because I spoke up about the unfair treatment of my employees this was how they handled it.

    Laura’s Answer

    If you've been working the past two of six quarters, make sure you apply for Unemployment Compensation.

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  • I have physical custody in Pa of my 12 year old . Do I have to inform my ex everytime I give her permission to go somewhere?

    My ex had requested that I inform her everytime see stays overnight anywhere or when I give her permission to go on a field trip. Do I have to and what about travel out of state?

    Laura’s Answer

    Typically, the rule of thumb usually is if your daughter is staying somewhere away from home for an overnight or two, you should provide him with the place and contact information for your daughter. Regarding field trips, you should provide him the information. However, I don't think it's necessary to give him a play by play of what she is doing every single day. Maybe notifying him once a week about what she's been doing would be good.
    Additionally, please note that shared legal custody (which is what I assume the two of you have) means that both of you have the right to make major decisions affecting your daughter's life. I would certainly argue that whether or not she goes on a field trip during your custodial time is not a 'major decision'.
    If, on the other hand, your ex is using your daughter as a means to harass you or perpetuate conflict, you should definitely contact an attorney to ensure there are appropriate safeguards put in your custody order so this can't happen.

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  • Changing Child support at the end of a 6 month agreement

    My ex and I made a 6 month child support agreement - the first of child support for us -- I paid the full amount plus $150 at one time -- I moved out of the country, remarried and have yet to find work again when I fully thought I would -- I put a...

    Laura’s Answer

    What kind of agreement? Was it an agreement through Domestic Relations, or a private agreement? There are certain 'support guidelines', which can be found in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure book, that serve as a guideline as to how much child support you would be ordered to pay, should the two of you go through Domestic Relations. I would suggest you arrange a full consultation with an attorney to discuss your child support options, and the amount you would be expected to pay.

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  • I WANT A DIVORCE FROM MY WIFE OF 16 YRS WHAT IS SHE ENTITLED TO WE HAVE A 14 YRS OLD SON

    W .E HAVE A HOUSE WHICH IS IN MY NAME.I WORK SHE WORKS AND GET A DISABILITY CHECK.THERE IS NO LOVE IN THE RELATIONSHIP.I THINK SHE NEVER LOVED ME JUST WANT WHAT SHE CAN TAKE FROM ME

    Laura’s Answer

    You are obviously going to have child custody and property issues. If I were you, I would contact and attorney, schedule a consultation, and go over your rights.

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  • My employer lied to unemployment to prevent me from collecting my benefits, what are my options?

    I was denied unemployment benefits when my fathers girlfriend/ co-owner told unemployment I quit my job when I was still employed. I reapplied for benefits and collected for 4 months. After the 4 months I collected benefits, my fathers girlfriend/...

    Laura’s Answer

    Did you continue to make your bi-weekly claims when you briefly lost your unemployment? If so, did you get all of the money owed to you?

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  • Partial Child Custody Judge

    What can be done about a partial judge? The judge is very much partial to the other party in a custody trial. It is not just in my head. This judge is obviously partial. What can I do about getting him off my case?

    Laura’s Answer

    If you decide not to ask this Judge to recuse itself, then you should hire a family law attorney who can also do some 'damage control' with this Judge, and change this Judge's opinion of your case, to whatever extend possible. This can sometimes work.

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  • How do I do a praecipe to withdraw counts on a divorce complaint?

    I want to withdraw counts of alimony spousal support, alimony pendente lite counsel fees and costs, child custody, child support and equitable distribution and property rights

    Laura’s Answer

    I agree - consult an attorney. Any decision to withdraw now can haunt you later.

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  • My husband and ex-wife have an agreement that he pays a set amount and he does, however she is discouraging the child to visit?

    She argues with the child every time she is to come and makes her feel bad. She lives about 75 miles away and we always pick her up and take her home. We never get her for any holidays. She hasn't even come down for 6 months. There was a domestic ...

    Laura’s Answer

    Typically, courts try to promote visitation between children and the non-custodial parent. Your question doesn't mention how old his child is - that may make a huge difference in whether or not your ex is successful in getting his partial custody increased. If your ex wishes to pursue partial custody, I would suggest he file something in Court.

    Also, child support and custody are viewed as two separate items in the eyes of the Court - one is not dependent on the other.

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  • Can my child fill a restraining order agent his father

    can my child fill a restraining order agent his father

    Laura’s Answer

    If you decide not to file a restraining order, you may want to pursue custody of the child or even speak with Children and Youth Services (I don't advise calling until you have fully consulted with an attorney). Good luck with this situation. It's hard to answer this question without more facts.

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  • Custody

    My son retired from the Army. One month later he had a daughter. One month later he fell from an ironworker job and lacerated all organs. He broke his pelvis, had 28 percent air in his lungs. He was near death. His wife had to shower, put on makeu...

    Laura’s Answer

    I would highly suggest you retain an attorney to deal with this situation. An attorney needs to get all the facts and advise you how to proceed. For example, you may want to pursue a psychological evaluation of mother or maybe get a guardian ad litem appointed for the children. Good luck.

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