I agree with Mr. Thomas. I would also add that anyone who represents him/herself in court based upon legal answers provided through a medium such as Avvo is doing themselves a great disservice. Take note that answering these questions does not raise any protections or defenses that you may have. Get an attorney to look over the entire relationship between you and the source of the alleged debt. Make sure that you are not dealing with a company that purchased the debt. Make sure the debt is in...
No law requires you to stay in one place. If children are involved, you must file for relocation before relocating.
Some other reason might compel you to remain where you are during the divorce, for various reasons such as protecting marital property from dissipation. Speak with an attorney if you have any questions specific to your case that might require research or more detailed analysis.
Transferring a house to your own name before filing for Medicaid will disqualify your mother for medicaid for a number of years. If she needs any kind of help now, you had better see an elderlaw attorney ASAP.
In NJ, we take attorney ethics seriously. Read this regarding fees in NJ: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/atty_disc/atty_disc.htm. It is very easy to challenge a fee in NJ. Also, don't assume that your attorney committed malpractice. Ethics issues, fee disputes and malpractice are all separate issues. You are describing one of the first two.
PA law recognizes short term as less than a year. However, alimony is not easily awarded. For a three year marriage, it is unlikely that you would receive any alimony unless the income disparity is huge. Even if he makes considerably more than you, you would not receive any long term alimony. As for your child, did he adopt her? If not, then you probably will not receive any child support. These answers are based upon general principles of PA law. Please see an attorney to get a precise...
If you have a custody order that allows partial custody to father or visitation to father, you must petition to relocate. It sounds like you have a strong argument to allow you to do so because you and your children will have a better support network and a better place to live. Do not violate father's custody by simply moving. Go to court.
I agree with the prior answer. However, the IRS offers this advice:
"There are three types of relief from joint and several liability for spouses who filed joint returns:
Innocent Spouse Relief provides you relief from additional tax you owe if your spouse or former spouse failed to report income, reported income improperly or claimed improper deductions or credits.
Separation of Liability Relief provides for the allocation of additional tax owed between you and your former...
To answer your question, PA allows a unilateral divorce after two years. By refusing to sign a consent form, you can make your husband wait two years. It does not matter if you still live in the same physical space. You will be considered separate and apart for divorce purposes if you have ceased living like a married couple. You may also demand marriage counseling. For this, you must file a petition. Your county prothonotary should help you file that petition.
If you moved back in with her, you may have to wait two years from the date that you most recently moved out. As for Alimony, certain standards have to be met. These are set out in the PA Statutes, easily googled on line. If she files for APL, as it is called, she may receive it from you. It is a guideline amount.