Megan D. Hazel’s Answers

Megan D. Hazel

Norristown Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can you be charged with perjury if you lie in a Magistrate hearing?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. David Seth Zuckerman
    4. Craig Ernest Kauzlarich
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5 lawyer answers

    It is a crime to commit perjury under oath; even if you are not under oath at the district justice or magistrate, you can be charged with a criminal offense if you give false information to law enforcement officials.

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  2. How long do you have to pay spousal support Pennsylvania

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Megan D. Hazel
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3 lawyer answers

    It is impossible to answer your question without knowing whether this is spousal support, as you indicate in the heading, or whether this is alimony pendente lite (APL) which is a type of support paid during the litigation (before the divorce is final) which may then be converted to alimony post-divorce. There are many factors that go into determination of alimony, including comparative incomes and the length of the marriage, and many considerations for spousal support. There is no way to...

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  3. 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 about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael W. Aitken
    2. Megan D. Hazel
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
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    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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  4. 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 10 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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  5. What to expect in equity distribution hearing?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Karen Ann Ulmer
    3 lawyer answers

    You can expect to have the proceeding conducted differently depending on whether it's held in front of a Master or a Judge. You didn't specify, but I am assuming it is in front of a Master since you said it's your "first one". There are different rules of procedure that are followed in court as opposed to the Master's office. However, you should be prepared either way to have any and all of your marital estate subject to thorough review and distribution (division) between you and your spouse....

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

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Jesse Ian Weidaw
    3. Elaine Smith
    4. Penelope A. Boyd
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    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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  7. Recently sued ex for shared custody. The day after she found out, she's yelling at me about not signing our son out of day care.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Megan D. Hazel
    2. Michael W. Aitken
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3 lawyer answers

    She is probably looking for attendance record purposes only, but that is speculation. The factual statement you made in your post doesn't really give enough information to answer this question. You should contact an experienced family law attorney who can advise you further with regard to the specific facts in your case.

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  8. 26 yrs and one of us (h) is alcoholic. Cops called 2 x He's got control over $ claims he won't go I'm a financial hostage

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Steven M. Pacillio
    2. Megan D. Hazel
    3. Geoffrey David Hood
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
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    Your question is not simple to answer and your situation has many facets. First, it seems that you have police activity to deal with; there may be a need for a PFA or there could be criminal implications if there have been assaults or other issues. Second, you mention finances but fail to mention whether you and your significant other are married and/or what the 26 years refers to -- have you been together 26 years or one of you is 26 years of age? I suggest consulting with an...

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  9. I was served with divorce papers. It says I have to take PROMPT ACTION, what action am I supposed to take?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2. Megan D. Hazel
    3. Kathy Jean Bloom
    4. James Emerson Egbert
    5. Andrew Y. Kim
    5 lawyer answers

    Although your divorce may seem like it will go smoothly, I would not rely on the verbal representation of a divorcing spouse that everything will be amicable. What often begins as amicable discussion can end in very hotly contested litigation, even if you don't anticipate it. Your best bet is to contact an experienced divorce lawyer at once, who practices in Montgomery County, so that she can consult with you and advise accordingly. Without reviewing what you were served with, it is...

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

    Answered 6 months ago.

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