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  • Questions about PFA

    my wife got a PFA against me and we currently rent a home but she is not on the lease. she moved in with her sister, and even has her pay checks going to her sisters (alwasy had for years) however the because of the PFA the cops made me leave my h...

    Randi’s Answer

    I agree with Ms. Hilbush. Unless you are going to agree to the entry of the PFA WITHOUT admission, then the criminal case needs to proceed before the PFA hearing. Domestic violence is one of the factors in determining custody but you do not state whether the children are protected parties under the temporary PFA Order so it is hard to advise you on custody. I would suggest that you contact an attorney who can advise you properly.

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  • Do I need to respond in 20 days for a No-Fault Divorce 3301(c) & 3301 (d) for a divorce complaint filed in Chester County, PA?

    Received a notice in registered mail from my spouse's lawyer stating a Divorce Complaint was filed in the Chester County Court, PA on DATE1. Received notice in registered mail on DATE2. The divorce is sought under Section 3301(c) - Irretrievable b...

    Randi’s Answer

    In Pennsylvania, a default judgement cannot be entered in a Divorce case. In fact, unless you are going to file a counterclaim, you need not file an answer. Unless you have specific objections to the legality of the divorce action itself, your failure to respond within the twenty says may not have any effect whatsoever. That being said, and I apologize for the legalese in my answer, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • 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?

    Ex awarded house in divorce decree with 24 months to secure mortgage in her name but she never made a payment and bank started foreclosure process. When i got notice from bank i contacted them to save house and modify mortgage. Through doing this ...

    Randi’s Answer

    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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  • Should I drop this lawyer ? After spending $30k on a specialized big divorce firm, I switched to a small independent firm.

    Essentially, he was a one man show. However, after the last child support hearing, in which he was ill-prepared, now I am wondering. It wasn't a big deal because we had the option of appealing the $2k per month child support decision to a ...

    Randi’s Answer

    I would seek the guidance of an experienced attorney to determine your various options. In the meantime, I would go to DR tomorrow and file the appeal to protect your rights. They may be able to give you the forms that you need. This at least gives you a few days until you sort things out.

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  • How do I collect unpaid divorce settlement in #pa. After 10 years? How do I proceed or h as it p passed statue of limitation?

    Need advice

    Randi’s Answer

    There is no statute of limitations if your agreement was set forth in a property settlement agreement. You may have other issues with enforcement so I would suggest seeking an experienced attorney to guide you through this. Good luck!

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  • Domestic Relations, vital statistics, acknowledgement of paternity

    I have an issue. The mother of my child tried to steal my baby by having her boyfriend sign an acknowledgement of paternity with domestic relations. I took a DNA test in media as well as my child. The court rulled that I am the father. Me and my ...

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    If she has filed a support complaint against you, you need to appear. Ignoring it will not make it go away. Based upon what you have stated, I question why you have not filed for custody. I suggest that you schedule an appointment with an attorney who can advise you of your rights.

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  • Filed for divorce 3/8/11. Husband has fought every step. Equitable dist in May. Certain he wont agree. just want divorce now.

    He has not done what the court or master has ordered. He refuses to submit pay stubs, 401K ,etc. Master ordered him to sell the house in Feb.and submit paperwork. He has not done that. He will fight me forever if he can. I cant afford my lawyer a...

    Randi’s Answer

    Your attorney is correct in that he has the right to appeal a Master's decision to a Judge and then have a hearing before a Judge. I do not know whether you have requested counsel fees in your Complaint but if the Master or Judge believes that he is just jerking your chain they may award you attorney's fees. I would raise this with your attorney.

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  • Forcing divorce/settlement prior to one year separation in pennsylvania

    i initiated a divorce that is at the one year mark of separation. My husband countered to force decison premature to 2 years with a Masters hearing. Can a judge/Masters force a divorce if i have indecison now moving on the divorce and want the l...

    Randi’s Answer

    Assuming your matter is in Delaware County and that you have not signed a 3301(c) affidavit nor failed to file a counter-affidavit under 3301(d), the case is not ripe for a divorce.

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  • The master in my divorce issued terms of my divorce which are to be carried out by may 1 2014. I of the rulings is that I am to

    sign over the title to the house to my husband and leave the residence. what will happen if I am not out by that date

    Randi’s Answer

    There are various ramifications which could occur. I would consult with the attorney who represented you in the Divorce case before the Master as it depend may upon the reason.

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  • My ex husband files petitions against me in court 3-6 times a year for 10 years. I can't take it anymore.

    It shouldn't be allowed to happen. My county is insane. I live in Delco. Often his petitions are for child support reductions, sometimes for other stupid things. My finances are devestated from legal bills. It never ends. Some years I've bee...

    Randi’s Answer

    I agree with the previous attorney. However, if the petitions that your ex is filing are without merit you could ask that he pay your counsel fees. If this is granted, I am sure he will stop if he has to pay for your attorney.

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