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Jason Kutulakis

Jason Kutulakis’s Answers

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  • Does the parent who does not have physical custody but shares legal custody have a right to attend doctor appointments

    the physical custody is the fathers, the mother and father share legal custody, the mother has visitation on Wednesday and every other weekend, the mother is insisting she be at all doctor appointments

    Jason’s Answer

    Legal custody is the ability and responsibility to make major decisions by parents including education and health care. Parent must set aside their differences, regardless of whether they in a relationship, to do what is best for the child(ren).

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  • What type lawyer should we consult to sue a contractor for negligence?

    The contractor placed a furring strip on one side of the house but neglected to do so in the other side while replacing a roof, resulting in significant water damage. Although he states he was insured--he took pictures and lied and told us the ins...

    Jason’s Answer

    For residential home improvement projects, contractors must first register with the Attorney General and follow the PA Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. You can file a complaint with the A.G.'s office. HICPA also requires the contractor to maintain insurance as well. You should report your water damage to your homeowner insurance carrier, however, they may not cover poor workmanship. You should consult with and retain an attorney to review your situation.

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  • Can an uninsured contractor sue the homeowner if the contractor or his work crew are injured doing construction work on my site?

    The job scope is to pay the contractor for labor hours to build a Deck on my property. I am paying for the materials directly to a separate deck supply company. The contractor is providing construction labor only.

    Jason’s Answer

    There are not enough facts provided upon which a well reasoned response can be formulated. At the end of the day, anyone can be sued. The question you seem to ask is whether the contractor will be successful. You should consult with and retain an attorney to review your situation.

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  • Can I change my child's name without father's permission?

    Child's birth certificate has "Information not recorded" in the place where father's name should be. We've since had a paternity test and he paid support at times. We do have a custody agreement, but he's never followed it. It has been nearly a ye...

    Jason’s Answer

    In order to legally change one's name, you must follow the statute which proscribes how to Petition for name change and who must be served with the Petition. You should consult with and retain an attorney to review your situation.

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  • How do I get a divorce if I haven't been able to find my husband?

    I want to get remarried.

    Jason’s Answer

    There are procedural rules that govern service in divorce cases . You should consult with and retain an attorney to ensure compliance with the rules.

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  • Never married. No custody order. Live in Pennsylvania. Been mentally abused too long. Can I take my children to another state?

    I was wondering if I can leave state with my children without him knowing.... he will restrain me if I try to leave.

    Jason’s Answer

    There are procedural rules that apply to relocation of a pennsylvanian with your children. There may be exceptions, and you should consult with and retain an attorney to review the specifics of your situation.

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  • How do I verify if a lawyer has an active license in a state?

    How do I verify if a lawyer has an active license in a state?

    Jason’s Answer

    You can look at attorneys up at Www.padisciplinaryboard.org

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  • If you lost your children in blair county to cys but you do not have abuse chargers. How long until you can have children again.

    i lost my first when he was 1 my second was taken right out of the hospital. My youngest will be 5 at the end of this month. Am I able to have another without any worries?

    Jason’s Answer

    Were your two children returned and remain in your custody? If not, perhaps you consider focusing on improving your life and parenting situation with the children you have and for which you bear responsibility ! Do not have any other children unless you can provide for the daily needs and well being of the two you already have given birth to. Otherwise it is likely cya will need to take on more of your responsibilities!

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  • Was pulled over with pound of marijuana

    Was pulled over in Montgomery county with pound of marijuana in my car. It was in a single bag. Also my first conviction. Judge gave me 45,000 bail. Public defender advised me to waive my prelim was released on unsecured bail. What would I be look...

    Jason’s Answer

    You should consult with and retain an attorney ASAP. In addition to the info provided by previous commenters you should stop posting statements that might be considered admissions. You also need to be cautious that the federal prosecutors could consider getting involved as well. Not enough information was provided to weigh in on that issue.

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  • I was beat up by my children's father while I was pregnant. I don't even care about money. I just want the truth to be told

    I was beat up badly throughout my first pregnancy by my children's father. Now he is trying to keep my baby away from me. this was about 5 years ago but other incidents have happened since. Now he has filed a p.f.a. against me saying that I scratc...

    Jason’s Answer

    You need to consult with and retain an attorney. Nothing is more important than a parent-child relationship. While your history is important, proof is critical. Courts will look back but generally focus on the past 6 months.

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