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Richard B Bost

Philadelphia Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Grandparent rights?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Richard B Bost
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Calvin T. Sun
    3 lawyer answers

    It may depend upon how long the child has been outside of Pennsylvania and whether or not there was any existing custody order in place. If the child has not been in Texas for more than six months, then Pennsylvania should still be the child's "home state" and a grandparent may have custodial rights under Pennsylvania law. I suggest you contact a family law attorney in your local area.

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  2. Why do cops give you unnecessary charges to give you a record and later they get dropped in court?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Richard B Bost
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Mark Copoulos
    3 lawyer answers

    I think the real solution- now that he charges have all been disposed of- is for your friend to file a petition for expungement. This effectively erases any record of the arrest, something that will be important for your friends future.

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  3. Is this considered contempt of a custody order?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Richard B Bost
    2. David Everett Cook
    2 lawyer answers

    If the Custody Order was from Pennsylvania, he is the one that may be in contempt. But in my practice, I rarely see judges find someone in contempt when the order is not expressly violated. The problem with your order seems to be that it isn't specific enough. It should be explicit saying the day, the time and the exact location. If you do file for contempt, ask the judge to order him to pick up and deliver the child one for an extra weekend to make up for his bad conduct.

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  4. What happens when the mother doesnt follow court ordered weekend visitation...

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Richard B Bost
    1 lawyer answer

    In Philadelphia you can file for an "Expedited Custody Hearing" which can get you before a judge in just a couple of weeks. You need to have an underlying petition or complaint pending which from your description it sounds like you do. I would also suggest that you file a Petition for Contempt. There is NO fee for filing a contempt. The clerks office only accepts Expedited Custody Petitions on Mondays (unless Monday is a holiday in which case they are filed on Tuesday.) The fee is $42....

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