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Laura Kaye Robbins

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  • I got primary custody of my two children their mother is an addict. She finished rehab and were back in court. Will I keep them?

    I work, shes on welfare.

    Laura’s Answer

    I would suggest consulting with and hiring an experienced family law attorney. Even if mom doesn't really have much of a chance of getting the kids back in her custody, you still need to defend yourself competently. Have an attorney do a complete analysis of your factual situation in order to see what your chances are.

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  • Can I claim unemployment in Pennsylvania if I was terminated because my sales volume was deemed insufficient

    I worked in automobile sales but was terminated because my sales volume was deemed insufficient. I was previously told that I needed to improve my numbers, but did not receive formal warning that if I did not improve I would be terminated.

    Laura’s Answer

    Definitely! If you were let go, your employer would have to demonstrate you committed 'willful misconduct' in order to have you denied for benefits for that reason. Good luck!

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  • Custody question for unmarried couple, dad now in jail

    When a baby is born to an unmarried couple living together, is it automatic that the mom has full custody? If they break up a few months later, can she just up and move to a different state with the baby when no one has ever gone to court to estab...

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    As of January 24, 2011, there are specific notice requirements she needs to follow in order to relocate with the child. Also, has paternity been established? You don't mention this in your question. I would schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney to ensure that you leave no stone unturned. You will need to give the attorney as many facts as possible so that the attorney can give you a good, sound answer. Better to be safe than sorry. Although, if she wishes to relocate, it will probably be easier when father is in prison than when he is out, if he decides to challenge it.

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  • I won my UC appeal in Pennsyvania.. how long does it take to get my payments that are owed to me?

    I got my official notice from the referee office last week that I won my appeal

    Laura’s Answer

    You should get your first payment in less than four weeks. Make sure you keep on filing your bi-weekly claims.

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  • Speeding, no cops just witnesses who called cops and requested a citation? Will it hold in court?

    I drive a mustang GT.I was speeding past a guys house. Comes out yelling and almost hits my car with a stick. I keep going. Next day, I drive past his house again going under the speed limit and he gets in his vehicle and follows me. Follows me a...

    Laura’s Answer

    Plus, maybe the witnesses won't show up. If they don't show up, the police will most likely withdraw the citation.

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  • I live in pa.my child custody lawyer is not helping me in my case can i fire himif i have a court hearing that day?

    i am in contempt of court i take my son an he tell his dad he is not coming or leave him alone.

    Laura’s Answer

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    The danger of firing an experienced family law attorney while you are in front of the judge is that you may say or do something that is extremely detrimental to your custody case. The benefit of having a family law attorney is that the attorney can assist you in framing your arguments in the best light possible for the Court. Good luck with your legal issue.

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  • Can i keep apartment number private in 50/50 custody arrangment

    i gave him the building's address for pickups, but can i keep apartment number private? PA court system

    Laura’s Answer

    Typically not...however if you feel that you have a good reason to keep the address confidential (such as domestic violence, harassment, etc.) it may not be a bad idea to petition the court to keep it confidential. I would highly suggest you contact an attorney to discuss this situation further.

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  • How do I get my "boyfriend" to drop a PFA?

    I am currently pregnant and my babys dad put me out at 330 am. He told me I needed to leave or I was going to get the cops after me. Both our names on the lease. He told me I needed to get an abortion and everything then the next day he said he's ...

    Laura’s Answer

    You will want to consult an attorney about this. Please note that sometimes, it is more strategic to consent to a PFA rather than fight it, even if you don't agree with his allegations. Best of luck.

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  • My estranged husband is an alcoholic.

    I recently found out that my estranged husband sold some of his stuff at a local thrift shop. I left him because I couldn't deal with the situation. I came back this weekend and I found out he stole my expensive cocktail dress and high end brand w...

    Laura’s Answer

    You may want to contact an attorney and consider filing a divorce, and a 'petition for exclusive possession of the residence', not to mention a motion prohibiting him from liquidating marital assets. I would suggest you contact attorney to fully discuss your options.

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  • I recently filed for custody, the father and i are now trying to work things out, can i cancel the hearing when it is scheduled?

    we have been briefly separated and now are trying to make our relationship work. can i stop the paperwork from being filed or do i have to wait until the hearing is scheduled to cancel?

    Laura’s Answer

    Another option is to go through with the custody process so that you have a custody order in case things don't work out. That sometimes helps ease anxiety during a difficult time.

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