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Raquel Anne Ross

Raquel Ross’s Answers

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  • Divorce/Spousal support

    I am working on leaving an abusive situation. I have nowhere to go & no one to stay with. When I try to find housing, they are requesting my income. I am a homemaker & have no income. I will be relying on spousal support right now to pay f...

    Raquel’s Answer

    I am sorry you are dealing with such a difficult situation. I agree with the other attorneys who have answered your question. You should consult with an attorney who handles divorce matters. There are several options which a prospective attorney can discuss with you, such as spousal support and alimony pendente lite. I hope that you are able to meet with someone and get some answers which will hopefully ease your mind and help you with your transition.

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  • Can a debt collector take money from my account?

    I have a bill that will soon go into collections. Will a debt collector be able to freeze my bank accounts or take money out at will or do they need my permission or that of a court first?

    Raquel’s Answer

    As the prior attorney stated, unless you have permitted them contractually to withdraw money from your account, they will not be able to withdraw any monies from your account unless they file a civil lawsuit and obtain a judgment against you. At that time, they will still have to take additional steps in order to execute on that judgment.

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  • Does my exhusband have the right to demand that I only speak to my daughter on a certain cell and only during certain hours?

    My exhusband is starting to demand that I buy our daughter a cell phone to speak to her on so that he and his wife don't have to let her talk to me on their cell phones. I am totally against a child having a cell phone, there is no reason for a ch...

    Raquel’s Answer

    As Attorney Fleming stated, it is important to know which state has jurisdiction in this matter in order to answer this question. However, in Pennsylvania, there is a general provision in many custody orders which provides the current non-custodial parent with the ability to speak with the minor child(ren) on a regular basis and for such communication to be unmonitored by the other parent.

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