Susan J. Sacchetta’s Answers

Susan J. Sacchetta

Paoli Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Common interest in real estate. Common law marriage.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael Ian Werner
    2. Susan J. Sacchetta
    3. Gabriel Cheong
    3 lawyer answers

    Common law marriage no longer exists in Pennsylvania as of January 2005. If you took some type of action prior to January 2005 to hold yourself out as actually married, represented yourselves as married to one another and said vows of some type you may still be able to assert that you are married by common law. However, as you seem to suggest in your inquiry that he is your fiancee as opposed to your common law husband, it may be a struggle. Without marriage, you own your house and he owns...

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  2. Divorce no Children Military

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    1 lawyer answer

    The military provides legal counsel to its soldiers. I would suggest that you seek that counsel as soon as possible to avoid blowing any appeal/reconsideration time periods. I believe that the Soldiers and Sailors Act completely protects you in this regard, but not if you don't act on it.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Dental mini imp[lants. pins are breaking as if pins were made from faulty material. have two remaining out of five installed,

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    2. Stuart A. Carpey
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is not clear. If you are asking whether you might have a claim there needs to be some investigation and you need to be within the statute of limitations.

  4. If my ex filed petition for custody in a different county, is it advisable for me to find a lawyer with in that county or mine?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    2. Eric D. Strand
    2 lawyer answers

    If you share 50/50 custody pursuant to a custody order you will need to file in the county where that order was entered or seek to transfer it if neither of you live in that county any longer. If you simply share 50/50 custody by an agreement and the agreement is silent on which court has jurisdiction and you and the child have lived (at least during your periods of custody) in your jurisdiction for at least 6 months you can file in your county. However, you may want to determine which county...

  5. Can I get spousal support in PA without filing for divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    2. Eric D. Strand
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are living in separate residences and have not given your husband grounds for divorce and your husband's income or earning capacity is higher than yours you can get spousal support. If you are living in the same residence and you have little or no income of your own and your Husband has income but is refusing to provide for your needs you can file for spousal support and if you can prove that he has failed to provide for your support you may still be successful in a claim for spousal...

  6. Where do I get a copy of my divorce decree

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    2. Justin Thane Bowen
    2 lawyer answers

    You may go to the court house and look up your information by name and then you can get a copy. It will cost you per page. You can also contact an attorney who can, in most counties in Pennsylvania, look it up on line and get the docket number for you. The court house keeps a copy of the decree so someone, you or an attorney representing you, will have to actually request it from the court and pay for the copy.

  7. Does the Obligee's unreimbursed medical expense deductible go away with 50/50 joint physical custody.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    1 lawyer answer

    The master may deviate from the guidelines relative to this issue, but the support provisions and calculations relative to a 50/50 custody arrangement already take into account that the obligee is responsible for the first $250 in unreimbursed medical expenses. Based upon various factors, the Master may have chosen to deviate from this when she decided that you would share in all medical expenses based upon your proportionate income.

  8. Can a visiter file for divorce in Georgia?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    1 lawyer answer

    Each state is different regarding the residence requirement for filing for divorce. In Pennsylvania, one of the parties must have resided within the state for six months before they may file for divorce here.

  9. My fiance pays court ordered child support to another woman. Can I sue him for child support also if he lives with me?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Audrey Lynn Buglione
    2. Susan J. Sacchetta
    2 lawyer answers

    You cannot file for child support while living in the same house. However, he may file a modification petition alleging the birth of your new child as a change in circumstance. Under current law in PA a deviation from the guideline support order may be warranted when a second family is involved. There is a formula that is used to determine whether a modification would be warranted. He should contact a lawyer and provide him or her with the necessary information to determine whether he would...

  10. Divorce

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Susan J. Sacchetta
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    It is not permissible to perform services in divorce matters on a contingent basis.