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April Marie Townsend

Langhorne Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I am getting divorced and i have credit cards in my name only. is my soon to be ex responsible for those debts too?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Robin Jean Gray
    3. Timothy J. Reese
    4. Debra Rae Mehaffie
    5. Rochelle S. Rabin
    5 lawyer answers

    It usually depends on the nature of the debt as far as if the debt was incurred for the benefit of both of you during the marriage. You should consult with a family law attorney to do a more in-depth review of the debts and assets of your case.

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  2. If a relative was married by three rabbis but never went on a honey moon

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. August J. Ober IV
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    3 lawyer answers

    The honeymoon is not relevant. It really depends on whether there was a marriage license obtained prior to the marriage and accordingly a valid marriage certificate on file in the county where they were married.

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  3. What happens to a person who fails to comply with an order for discovery in a support matter?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Catharine I. Roland
    2 lawyer answers

    Your attorney should file a motion to compel if your ex fails to timely answer the discovery. The motion to compel will result in a Judge signing an order for the requested information to be turned over in 20 days or risk further sanction. If you still do not receive the requested information after those 20 days you can file a motion for contempt of the Judge's order and request appropriate sanctions. If you discover that your ex's income was higher than he reported the support statutes provide...

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  4. What is the timeline of a 3301d divorce?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    1 lawyer answer

    There is a 20 day notice requirement for a 3301(d) divorce where the responding party is unrepresented. At the conclusion of the 20 days, provided there has been no objection by way of the filing of the counter-affidavit or other answer, you can file a praecipe to transmit for the divorce decree. The praecipe requires that you to set out all the important dates in the divorce (when the divorce was filed, when and how served, when the 3301(d) affidavit was filed, when and how served, when and...

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  5. I live in Pa my husband wants a divorse, I don't right now hes living in another part of the house from me, we speak briefly but

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no such thing as legal separation in PA however the date of separation does become relevant in the context of a divorce. At the latest, the date of separation is generally the date a divorce complaint can be filed. The date of separation can be earlier if one party makes it clear to the other party that the marriage is over. This can occur even if you are still residing in the same home. Accordingly, if he has made a clear declaration to you that the marriage is over, he can claim that...

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  6. Where can I turn? I need help to know what I can do

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Anthony Hasson
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you will need to file a formal petition with the court. If you can't make it to the court house in person, you should check the PA Support Website to see if you can download the forms and mail them in. Any change in support will be retroactive to the date you file so you want to file sooner rather than later.

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  7. My son has a house..he is the sole owner..His x fiancé is living there with her 3 kids...they broke up and she refuses to leave

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Charles Anthony Rick
    2 lawyer answers

    If the house is his alone you should be able to evict her. You can give her notice of the date she has to be out. If she is not out by that date you can call the police. This is probably the more amicable way of doing it. You could also wait until she leaves the house and change the locks.

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  8. Do the parents have to pay child support when a child turns 18, still in school, and lives with an aunt?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Karen Ann Ulmer
    2 lawyer answers

    The obligation to pay child support generally lasts until the child is 18 or graduates high school, whichever is later. Therefore, you would likely be obligated to continue paying until he graduates high school.

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  9. And Am I going against a custody order if I do not stand around to talk to him during custody exchanges?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Karen Ann Ulmer
    3 lawyer answers

    You should bring this up at the modification so that the Order can be changed such that a face-to-face exchange of information is not required. Perhaps you should suggest that you exchange information through e-mail or some other non-confrontational means of communication.

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  10. My wife and i would like to move from pa. to az. her two children live with us. their father says no to moving out of state.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. David Littman
    2 lawyer answers

    PA recently enacted a very detailed custody relocation statute. Under the new statute you must have either court approval or permission of the other parent to relocate. Since father will not consent, you would have to get court approval. This would require filing a Petition for Relocation, giving proper notice to the father, and subsequently a hearing wherein you would need to prove why the move is in the child's best interests and what alternative visitation schedule you are proposing for...

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