If the Praecipe bears a time-stamp from the Prothonotary and appears on the court's civil docket, then the simple answer is No-the lawsuit was discontinued by the plaintiff. However, since you state it was "w/o prejudice" then the plaintiff can re-file at some point in the future. I would strongly recommend that you contact the civil court administrator and confirm that the suit was removed from the arbitration list. You should retain counsel anytime you are being sued.
Philadelphia Delinquent Tax Liens are governed by the Municipal Claims and Tax Lien Act (“Act”), 53 P.S.§7100, et. seq. You should contact the law firm handling the tax lien sale. For the most part, there are two private law firms in addition to the City Law Department that handle the bulk of the Philadelphia Tax Lien Sales. You may be eligible to enter into a payment plan. Secondly,the Act allows for Redemption and Set Asides. Failing those options, filing for bankruptcy "may" stay the...
Having student loan debt discharged is very, very difficult. Clark's Summit, PA is under the jurisdiction of the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals-not the 9th. There are a slew of 3rd circuit cases regarding the dischargeability of student loan debt. Needles to say, it is a tall burden indeed. Most of the other counsel gave you direct advice. Assuming you could meet the requirements to discharge the student debt, it is possible to reopen your bankruptcy to commence an adversary proceeding....
Your question deals with the issue of adverse possession. Based on the information you have provided, it does not suggest that your parents have satisfied the legal elements necessary to satisfy the standard. I would need more information for clarification. However, if your parents are truly interested in owning the property, title by adverse possession is-in my opinion-the least favored way to acquire ownership. I suggest they consider purchasing the property.
I would encourage you to contact either Legal Aid of Southeastern PA 1 (877) 429-5994 and/or the Delaware County Bar Association (610) 566-6625. Support obligations are determined using income ratios of each parent. Your question, however, seems more concerned about custody rather than support. You will need to clarify your question, including the age of your son.
Before you can attempt to execute on this judgment, you must first file it as a final judgment with the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Request a copy of the Judgment from the District Justice (most prothonotary offices want an "exemplified" copy). After you have done this, you can take numerous approaches to discover the landlord's assets, if any. I typically use a D&B search first. Based on the facts you provided,I'd probably garnish his other tenant's. That means any rent...
If a default judgment was entered, your only remedy is to file a Petition to Open and/or Strike the Judgment-assuming of course you still wish to challenge the suit. If the Petition to Open and/Strike is filed within 1o days of the judgment being entered, it must be opened. Thereafter, you must show that you have a meritorious defense AND acted promptly. Consult an attorney to review whether this is an option.
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Your question really involves what I call-Bankrupty Planning. In which case, now is the time to retain bankruptcy counsel. Besides, by seeking counsel now, you will be able to explore all of your options.
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