Brian Edward Sipe’s Answers

Brian Edward Sipe

Huntingdon Valley Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. How do I leave insurance for my 8 year old son so that it's available to help support him? I'm divorced from his mother.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Susan Ellen Grosh
    3. Jeremy Edward Abay
    4. Cynthia A McNicholas
    5. William R. Blumer
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    6 lawyer answers

    This is an estate planning question, not a child support question. The answer is that a trust could do exactly what you are asking about here. You need to find someone with good judgment and you can set out the parameters for using the trust funds. These are all possibilities that an estate planner can discuss with you. Many of the rules governing trusts are complex, so you should not use a trust kit or forms.

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  2. Father has picked up children in 3 months what can i do

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Alan Sanders Richard
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are suggesting that he has not had contact and that you wish to force him to have contact with his children, you have no legal recourse. He is damaging his own rights as a parent by not exercising them, but it is difficult to make someone do something that he or she does not want to. I suggest you try telling him how much his children need him. Find some literature about the importance of father's in children's lives and then ask him to at least take them to a park for a few hours. That...

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  3. I'm Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, PA. My husband has abandoned me. The deed to the house is in his name, can he sell the house

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Scott L Levine
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Brian Edward Sipe
    4. Robert John Carey
    5. Julie Rebecca Colton
    5 lawyer answers

    Mr. Levine and Ms. Hillbush have given you good advice. The important thing to remember is that you do have options and rights., but you have to take some simple steps to enforce them. Take those steps by visiting an attorney.

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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 4 months ago.

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

    I am sorry that you are facing this situation. No, you do not really need a lawyer to file for divorce. You may file representing yourself. That is your constitutional right. It is not difficult to find some self-help books. But here you are on Avvo posting questions of a complex nature, hoping for advice from lawyers. The fact that you posted this question suggests that you need an attorney. Given the nature of the facts, you have a lot to lose. The loss may affect the next twenty years of...

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  5. Do I have to go to court to relocate?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Josef Arthur Hirschmann III
    3. John Karl Puskar
    4. Melissa Leigh Edelstein
    5. Julie Rebecca Colton
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    You need an agreement that is signed by you and the other party and that can be filed with the court. So long as you have that, and the other party does not oppose the relocation of the child, you do not have to go to court. Make sure that you have a document that deals with all of the issues that are relevant to custody.

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  6. Can my ex wife move with my daughter to the Bahamas without my permission? What can I do to insure this does not happen?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sheryl R Rentz
    2. Michael W. Aitken
    3. Brian Edward Sipe
    4. Wayne Franklin Johnson Jr.
    5. David J. McCormick
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to act quickly so that the court will have time to defend your rights as a father. I can help you with this type of case. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation.

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  7. I have legally been divorced for over 2years. I have not been properly compensated as stated in the divorce decree. What do I

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Allan Julius Ray
    3. Charles Anthony Rick
    4. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    4 lawyer answers

    File a contempt petition. You write down what you were to receive under the agreement in a clear, concise way, send a copy to the person at the address listed in the agreement by certified mail and file a copy with the court. The court will contact you both with a date. Then you go to court and tell the judge everything. He or she will then decide the matter. When you go to court, you should have a check list of everything that you were supposed to receive so that you do not forget anything...

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  8. Can my son and daughter stop me from seeing my Grand Children.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Allan Julius Ray
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    The parental right to raise one's child as one sees fit is extremely strong. The Supreme Court of the US has even weighed in on the issue. The most important consideration is what would happen if you went to court to try to gain visitation: the parents would be extremely angry and would most likely fight you all the way. If you want to see the grandkids, make up with them.

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  9. Can I be held in contempt if my daughter is afraid to be returned to her mother after being bruised she is 6 years old

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michelle Ericka Goldstein
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Robin Jean Gray
    4. Irena Shiloh
    5. Brian Alexander Coverdale
    5 lawyer answers

    If you had a reasonable concern about abuse, you should not be held in contempt. A judge would not want parents to be scared to help their children. It is important that you called the police and took pictures.

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  10. Can my husband that's in jail have his new girlfriend file for divorce papers if she has power of attorney.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephanie Shannon Beller
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Tracy Marie Sheffer
    3 lawyer answers

    I hate to simply refer you to an attorney, but you need to show the paper you received to an attorney. One thing that is strange is that you either have to file a consent or there has to be a two year separation and a notification and counter-affidavit has to be sent to you.

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