Megan D. Hazel’s Answers

Megan D. Hazel

Fort Washington Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If a mother has sol legal custody of a child and father has visitation rights one day a week, does father have the right to take

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael W. Aitken
    2. Megan D. Hazel
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to finish the question you began asking on the site, in order for a family law attorney to help you.

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  2. Do you really need a lawyer to file for divorce -- I do not have a lot of funds and would like to keep the cost down --

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Michael Kuldiner
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Megan D. Hazel
    4. Dawn Elizabeth Padanyi
    4 lawyer answers

    I would definitely suggest consulting with an experienced family law attorney. While some matters in areas like support can be clear cut, and sometimes handled without representation, this is not an area I would suggest handling yourself. These property matters need to be fleshed out during equitable distribution, which is a part of the divorce process you will have quite an interest in given your explanation above regarding the marital home. Should you be seeking a family law attorney, many...

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  3. Can the parent refuse visitation to the non primary parent based on plans?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Jesse Ian Weidaw
    3. Elaine Smith
    4. Penelope A. Boyd
    4 lawyer answers

    If the soccer games/practices occur during your husband's custodial time, it is your stepdaughter's mother that needs to change the activities and their timing. That being said, you may want to work something out so that your stepdaughter can still participate in the activities she enjoys. If your husband and his ex-wife had an agreement in custody, perhaps there can be an agreeable solution to this issue as well. Further, if your husband has legal custody as well as physical custody, he...

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  4. I'm going out of state the day before my ard trial, can I get my trial postponed?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    3 lawyer answers

    It is unlikely you will be able to get your ARD hearing postponed to go out of state, unless it's for an emergent reason. I am assuming you are referring to your hearing, and not an actual trial. In Bucks County it will be tough to have the ARD date moved. If you are going through the ARD program yourself (pro se), I'd recommend consulting with an attorney before contacting the DA's office as to their policies and procedures.

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  5. How do I terminate alimony in Pa?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2. Megan D. Hazel
    3. Dawn Elizabeth Padanyi
    4. Rebecca Anne Myers
    4 lawyer answers

    You may need to hire both a private investigator and an attorney. As you know, you can potentially file with the court in the county in which you were divorced a petition to terminate alimony. Without knowing the terms of your settlement agreement, and the facts surrounding your wife or ex-wife's cohabitation, it is difficult to give a more specific answer. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney for advice.

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  6. Im the wife asking for support

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Deborah G. Zitomer
    3 lawyer answers

    What you can expect depends on whether this is an actual hearing, or a first-listing support conference. If you are the filing party, and you have an attorney, your attorney should have taken the necessary steps to obtain financial information and documentation from you and perhaps your spouse and/or child's father. If you are pro se, you need to comply with the requirements that should be listed on the notice for the conference and/or hearing. What type of support you are seeking (i.e.,...

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  7. I have a pfa hearing for a temp order and the defendant is in prison for violating his probation. Will my case be continued?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Megan D. Hazel
    3 lawyer answers

    If your hearing is continued the temporary PFA will remain in effect. If he is being detained in a different county than where the PFA is filed, there may be an issue getting him to the hearing. In any event, you should consult an experienced criminal defense and family law attorney to have her answer these questions for you thoroughly.

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  8. Is the charge of simple assault a felony in the state of penn.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Todd Brian Nurick
    3 lawyer answers

    Simple assault is an M2 (misdemeanor of the second degree) unless it is deemed a 'mutual fight', in which case it's an M3, or unless it's committed against someone who is under 12 years of age by someone who is over 21 years of age, in which case it's an M1. However, this question has the heading of "domestic violence" and is really more appropriately categorized as a criminal defense question. Your best bet is to speak with a criminal defense attorney, preferably someone who has experience...

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  9. Do you have to include custody arrangements in a divorce in the state of pa. or is that separate if needed ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    4. Susan J. Vandegrift
    5. Megan D. Hazel
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    6 lawyer answers

    You may file a separate petition for custody. A divorce complaint can and often should include a count for custody, but it is not necessary. If you and your spouse are fairly amicable and plan to incorporate a Property and Marital Settlement Agreement, you can include custody arrangements in this Agreement along with provisions for other areas such as support and property (equitable distribution).

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  10. Can I regain visitation rights to my special needs son after being absent for a few years?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Susan J. Vandegrift
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    4. Mark Copoulos
    4 lawyer answers

    So long as you did not have your parental rights terminated by the Court, you can most certainly petition the Court for custody again. To answer your question specifically, the Court "can" deny rights; however, family reunification is often a goal, certainly through agencies such as the Office of Children and Youth and/or DHS, and even in the Family Courts so long as a parent can show that circumstances have changed. Your son is still at a young age, and there is plenty of time for you....

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