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April Marie Townsend

Langhorne Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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

    Answered over 1 year 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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  2. What happens to a person who fails to comply with an order for discovery in a support matter?

    Answered about 2 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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  3. What is the timeline of a 3301d divorce?

    Answered over 2 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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  4. 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 1 year 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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  5. 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 almost 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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  6. Do the parents have to pay child support when a child turns 18, still in school, and lives with an aunt?

    Answered over 1 year 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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  7. And Am I going against a custody order if I do not stand around to talk to him during custody exchanges?

    Answered about 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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  8. 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 about 2 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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  9. My husband and I are getting divorced. We both own the house. I moved out and have an apartment.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. April Marie Townsend
    2. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2 lawyer answers

    Whose name is on the house as far as the deed and/or mortgage? If the house is in joint names it'll stay in joint names absent one party agreeing to remove their name. Alternatively, even if the house is only under one party's name, if it was bought during the marriage it is considered marital property and each party would be entitled to their fair share of the home's equity at the time of divorce. The finalization of a divorce won't automatically work to give the home to one party or the other....

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  10. If a women is married in the state of PA,and wants a divorce what is the first step? She lives with husband and 2 their 2 kids.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeanne B. Costopoulos
    2. April Marie Townsend
    3. Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn
    3 lawyer answers

    The first step in any divorce is filing a complaint. You can do this while still living together if it isn't feasible to move out right away. Once a divorce is filed you can ask the court to grant you exclusive possession of the home based on your husband's abusive behavior. You can also seek support which can include a contribution towards the mortgage on the home, if applicable. There are ways to secure a divorce without your husband's cooperation. You should consult with a local attorney to...

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