Jeanne B. Costopoulos’s Answers

Jeanne B. Costopoulos

Mechanicsburg Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. My husband has wiped out our joint bank accounts. what can I do?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. Robin Jean Gray
    3. Patrick G. Davidson
    3 lawyer answers

    You should quickly file a complaint in divorce together with a special relief petition requesting a freeze on all accounts and that he provide an accounting of any funds he has removed from any accounts.

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  2. When can i file for child abandonment?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. Michelle Ericka Goldstein
    3. Deborah G. Zitomer
    4. Jacob Ryan Lauser
    4 lawyer answers

    Ince the mother has not made an attempt to maintain a relationship with the children for a period of six months or more, you may file a petition for involuntary termination of her parental rights simultaneously with a petition to adopt filed by your wife.

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  3. My dad died january of this year and my mom and him have been divorced for yrs. he remarried and has stepchildcren. my brother

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. Charles Anthony Rick
    2 lawyer answers

    If your father died without a will, then you are entitled to a percentage of his estate under intestate laws. If he did have a will, his estate will be distributed as he wished pursuant to his will. Typically when people are married any real estate is owed by both spouses together, so when he died his current wife would now own any real estate that was deeded in both names. You can check with the register of wills in the county where he resided at the time of his death to see if a will was filed.

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  4. Can I get a default divorce and get it quickly?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    3. Karen Ann Ulmer
    3 lawyer answers

    If you don't know his whereabouts, you can hire a private investigator to do a search for him and then, provided he remains unfound, you can attach the report to a petition to serve the defendant via publication in the place of his last known address. Then if you publish notice to him in the paper or other periodical designated by the court, he will be deemed to have been served even if he doesn't actually see the notice and the case will proceed without his involvement.

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  5. How large does an inheritance have to be to make a difference in a divorce settlement in pa

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    3. Charles R Smith
    4. Julie Rebecca Colton
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on the other factors that are to be considered in equitable distribution. 23 Pa.C.S.A 3502 lists the factors. It also depends on the person hearing and deciding the case if it is litigated.

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  6. After filing for an uncontested divorce, I know we have to wait 90 days. What happens if he then chooses not to show up?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Susan Ellen Grosh
    3 lawyer answers

    You have to serve him with the divorce complaint within 30 days of filing or else you will have to reinstate the complaint and try to serve it again within 30 days. Once it has been 90 days since he was served (and proof of service should have already been filed), then if there are absolutely no economic issues to resolve, you will each need to sign and file an affidavit of consent and waiver of notice and then a praecipe to transmit the record can be filed. There is no reason you would need...

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  7. Is there adulterylaw in pa

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2. Michael Kuldiner
    3. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    4. Forest Dean Morgan
    5. William John Phelan IV
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    Adultery is relevant for the following things: 1) To give you grounds for divorce in the event that your spouse will not agree to a no-fault consent divorce and you don't want to wait two years to obtain grounds for divorce under a different section of the Divorce Code; 2) You make less money than your spouse and have been the dependent spouse and you want to make a claim for alimony; 3) You make more money than your spouse and your spouse has been the dependent spouse and you want to...

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  8. Once settlement agreement is signed, no fault divorce is filed, can I change my mind and file for contested or fault divorce?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. Robin Jean Gray
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    3 lawyer answers

    Abondonment does not apply. Either of you may contest the divorce but to do so will be a violation of the agreement if it is an actual signed agreement containing such a provision.

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  9. I need help with an issue that has come up yesterday. My husbands ex, who is the mother of his kids, is wanting to take custody

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    4. Jacob Ryan Lauser
    4 lawyer answers

    If there is a custody order, she cannot unilaterally decide that she no longer needs to follow it. If there is no order, then your husband should file a custody complaint ASAP so that he can obtain an order that she will have to follow.

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  10. Wife Left Me

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    3. Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not need her signature unless required by the lender.

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