My wife left me in January. I was disabled in a work injury in July 2010, had a stroke related to the injury in September 2010 and suffered another stroke on September 3 2015. I receive workers comp. Social security and long term disability totali...
Spousal support (prior to divorce) and alimony (after divorce) involve a multiplicity of factors that take into account the needs of the spouse asking for support and the net incomes and earning abilities of both spouses. It is quite possible, given your circumstances, that you could seek support from her since one of the determining factors is the age and physical well being of the respective spouses.See question
Yes, if it causes emotional distress or induces any other form of reliance under false pretenses. It could also be a crime (i.e. harassment); a summary offense in Pennsylvania which is broadly defined as engaging in a course of conduct with no legitimate purpose. For my older attorney friends, you can find the definition of catfish on the urban dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=catfishSee question
I know PA does not allow wage garnishment but will the judgement creditor get to use the rules of the state where the judgement occurred and therefore be able to attach my wages in PA?
The full faith & credit clause of the constitution requires your home state to honor foreign judgments provided that those judgments are constitutionally sound. If there is any defects in service of process of other forms of due process, Pennsylvania doesn’t necessarily need to honor that judgment. Even thought it might be too late to contest the matter in the foreign state, you can file a timely motion to quash the domestication of the judgment here. If it is enforceable, your bank accounts can be attached, a lien can be placed against any real property, and even your personal assets can be seized and sold. As attorneys Artim & Rubin have noted, it is possible in certain circumstances that your wages can be attached; although, you might be able to argue against that form of remedy here as it is against public policy.See question
I am 23 years old and bought myself a car (i paid for the entire thing). Anyway long story short i lost my license....so my family took it upon themselves to come to my house and take my car while i was gone for the day. They refuse to give me the...
If you are on the title to the car, you can report it stolen. Keep in mind, you cannot drive it and must maintain registration, insurance, and yearly inspections. Since it is your family, I would give them fair warning before involving the police (to avoid the cold shoulder at Thanksgiving).See question
my son and i had a great relationship until he met his wife, then he grew up. we never had any problems until she got pregnant and I moved home with my husband (we were separated)
In Pennsylvania, a grandparent (or great grandparent) may file for partial custody or visitation of a grandchild whenever: (1) his or her child is deceased; or (2) when the parents of the child have been separated for a period of at least 6 months or have commenced and continued divorce proceedings; or (3) the child has, for a period of at least 12 consecutive months, resided with the grandparent or great-grandparent and has been removed from his or her home by the child’s parents.See question
Me and my sons mother had a date set to appear in Family court but we came to angreement on what is a fair amount I should pay every month. What is the best way to present that in court ?
You and the other parent are free to set your own terms. It might help for the two of you to visit with an attorney to draft the paperwork for you. Alternatively, the parent seeking enforcement of rights and support can withdrawal the petition.See question
Have only seen the child on a handful of occasions and the mother is agreeing to sign the papers as well. I just want to ensure that she can't take me for child support after I sign my rights over.
No. You cannot terminate your own parental rights to avoid paying child support. Someone else would need to stand in your lace and adopt the child. You can give up visitation and even custody, but you will still be obligated to pay support if the custodial parents seeks it.See question
I was forced into forclosure when I tried to refinance at a lower rate. They told me to not make payments until the paperwork was done. I sent them the paperwork over an over but they said they never recieved it. I still have the receipts of when ...
Meet promptly with an attorney to begin to defend against the new foreclosure, explore whether you have a claim against the bank for wrongful foreclosure , and identify any Bankruptcy Order violations.See question
Me and fiancee moved to pennsylvania. Stayed with her mom a while and during one of her and her husbands drunk fits got kicked out. Shes threatening to sell our things still stored in her basement. Will not let us go get our belongings. What do i do?
A local landlord tenant attorney can provide assistance on the duties of a homeowner to safekeep the property of a tenant. Tenancy rights doesn’t always mean there is a formal lease with a landlord. You might be best served by filing suit your self in a local court and get an emergency order from the judge enjoining the homeowner from disposing of your property.See question
I'm currently out after surgery. My short term disability has been exhasted. I am still under the care of my sergeon and I informed my employer that i'am not return to work until I'am physically capable. My employer was notified by doctor and myse...
An employer cannot force you to resign. They can fire you, or offer you compensation to resign, but they cant force you to resign. You should met with an employment attorney to explore the circumstances of your short term disability. You might have certain protections available to you (e.g. Americans with Disabilities Act, FMLA, Equal employment rights, etc.)See question