Randi J. Vladimer’s Answers

Randi J. Vladimer

Radnor Family Law Attorney.

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  1. If you come into an inheritance & decide to get a divorce, is the spouse entitled to any of it?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. David James Henry
    3. Estela Matta
    3 lawyer answers

    If a party receives an inheritance and keeps the money or property solely in their name, the other spouse, in the case of divorce will only be entitled to the appreciation of the asset. I would caution you that the inheritance should never be commingled with any other marital asset and should never be placed in joint names or given to your spouse. If you do so, the asset will be considered a gift to the marital estate. How it will be divided will depend upon the county which is handling the divorce.

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  2. What is the definition of primary vs. joint physical custody in PA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. Todd Adam Spivak
    4. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, generally joint physical custody is the same as shared physical custody or 50/50 custody. A parent who has greater than 50% is generally considered to have primary physical custody.

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  3. Do I need a lawyer to file for sole custody?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not need an attorney to file for custody. I think you should reconsider why you are even filing for custody when you have it by default. Even if it written in an Order when he is going to have your daughter! a court is not going to force him to take her. I would recommend that you file for child support so that you have it wage attached by his employer and that you know that you are going to receive it.

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  4. How do I go about getting permission to serve my spouse with divorce papers through public notice in Bucks County?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Robert Riley Hopkins
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3 lawyer answers

    To serve via public notice, a party has to file a Petition for Service by Publication. However, service by publication is generally reserved for those cases where the party cannot be located. I would suggest that you retain the services of a constable as it appears that you know where your husband lives.

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  5. Being sued for child support and alimony although no child support order has been awarded yet.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Robert Riley Hopkins
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    4. Wayne Franklin Johnson Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    She cannot collect child or spousal support if there is no Order directing you to pay. She is just blowing smoke. In fact, it may be that you may qualify from spousal support her. Feel free to contact me to further discuss your rights.

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  6. I have decided to leave my husband. Unsure if I should take our 4-year old son. It will enrage him & make matters difficult.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Michael W. Aitken
    4. Deborah G. Fiss
    4 lawyer answers

    If your goal is to get primary or shared.custody, I would not leave your son. I would take him with you and immediately file for custody and divorce and try to work put a reasonable custody schedule in writing and filed with the court. Although neither of you have a greater right to your son than the other leaving your son with him is not a good idea. Also if you are concerned with his mental state would it be in your son's best interest if you left him with his father after you left. Your MIL...

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  7. Obtained lawyer in 5/09 for divorce is now retiring and nothing is settled.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. Scott Allen Scholl
    3 lawyer answers

    You can always represent yourself, but that may not be the way to proceed. You should have a consultation with a family law attorney to advise you as to whether you are able to proceed pro se (without an attorney) based upon the the facts of your case.

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  8. What do i do if spouse got house that was in my name in divorce and never payed on it? How do i get her out?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Michelle A. Winter
    3. Brian Edward Sipe
    4. Danielle Agnes Peters
    5. Penelope A. Boyd
    5 lawyer answers

    If the mortgage company allowed you to refinance, then the deed was never transferred to her. I would file a Petition for Enforcement and Contempt as she is certainly not going to pay the mortgage now. You need to explore your options with any attorney to determine whether you want to keep the house and how to deal with the monies which you have paid.

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  9. What am I to do to obtain Physical Custody or Joint Custody?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Michelle Ericka Goldstein
    3. Michael Kuldiner
    4. Susan J. Vandegrift
    4 lawyer answers

    If she is not following the Order then you need to file a Petition for Contempt for her not following the Order. You can also file for modification but that needs to be a separate Petition.

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  10. I am contesting the 2 year separation period declared by my husband. He has an attorney and I do not.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Randi J. Vladimer
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    2 lawyer answers

    The documents to bring are any documents that demonstrate that you and your husband acted as a married couple during the time period in which he is saying you were separated. These include Birthday cards, anniversary cards, joint bank statements, joint credit cards purchases, and pictures of you and he together at functions or trips. I am not sure what county your matter is in but you should be prepared to offer testimony and exhibits. You may very well want to consult with an attorney before...

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