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Susan has answered 25 questions

  • Can I expunge a felony charge that I got when I was 18 years old under PA criminal procedure

    Asked by a user in Harrisburg, PA - almost 6 years ago.

    If you were convicted of a crime it cannot be expunged. You can only expunge records where you were not actually convicted. For example, if you had applied for and been placed on ARD, a program...

  • I went to a custody conciliation conference in PA courthouse today. No court reporter or tape recorder. Legal?

    Asked by a user in Pittsburgh, PA - about 2 years ago.

    Westmoreland County apparently utilizes an initial non-record proceeding such as a conciliation conference which is in keeping with the Rules of Procedure. If you did not reach an agreement at that...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • PA family law, termination of absent parent's parental rights

    Asked by a user in Harrisburg, PA - almost 6 years ago.

    If your current husband is willing to adopt your son you will most likely succeed. A petition to terminate parental rights needs to be filed (along with an adoption petition) and you will need to...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Child Support

    Asked by a user in Bloomsburg, PA - over 6 years ago.

    The question is what does he mean by "joint custody?" Is he talking about shared physical custody and threatening that he will seek to have your daughter 50% of the time or is he talking about...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • PA divorce law, can my mother in law seeking spousal support if husband of 48 year seeks divorce

    Asked by a user in Coraopolis, PA - almost 6 years ago.

    It is not likely that he could throw your mother-in-law out of the house as it is most likely a marital home. If he leaves, she needs to go to Domestic Relations immediately and file for support. All...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Family Law and custody

    Asked by a user in Philadelphia, PA - almost 6 years ago.

    Assuming your daughter can articulate genuine reasons for wanting to live with her mother and assuming her mother is not unfit, it is not likely that you would be successful. Technically, her mother...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Can the mother of my fiance's daughter come after my income once we're married?

    Asked by a user in Somerset, PA - almost 7 years ago.

    The court will not utilize your income to determine your husband's child support obligation for a child that is not yours. Relative to a lawyer in the area I can provide you with a name of an...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Should he be able to claim her without my permission

    Asked by a user in Cresson, PA - over 6 years ago.

    As the custodial parent, you claim your child unless you agree otherwise or unless a court has ordered otherwise. He is not entitled to any of the refund as that was factored into your net monthly...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Will my spousal support end?

    Asked by a user in Masontown, PA - almost 3 years ago.

    No, it is not likely that the support will end. I assume that you are paying the support through a court order. Given that assumption, the support will continue to be your obligation until an Order...

  • PA child support laws

    Asked by a user in Thomasville, PA - over 5 years ago.

    If the father has 18 out of 30 overnights he is considered to have primary physical custody of the children. Typically this would result in his spouse being responsible to him for some child support (...