Matthew F. Fox’s Answers

Matthew F. Fox

Lansdale Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. My lawyer, although nice, is consistently outwitted by my ex! Can i hire another lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew F. Fox
    2. Patrick A Deibler
    3. Jennifer Anne Brandt
    3 lawyer answers

    I would recommend that you set an appointment with your attorney for the purpose of discussing all of your complaints with him / her. You are absolutely free to retain new counsel at any time. However, before doing so, I do believe that it is worthwhile to confront your attorney with your concerns. It will always take some time for a new attorney to get acquainted with your case. This translates to some additional expense for you in that process. There is some chance that your present...

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  2. If the custodial parent has a restraining order against the "never see's his kid custodial parent" how does that effect custody

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew F. Fox
    1 lawyer answer

    Abuse is a factor that the Court will address when deciding a custody case. Obviously if the abuse involved the child(ren), the Court will very likely want protections built into the Order such as supervised visitation. Depending upon the underlying facts, the Court may want the visitation supervised anyway. Custodial transfers can be problematic too. They are sometimes done at school such that the parents do not need to have contact with each other. Sometimes they are done at the curb...

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  3. Can I move to another state mid divorce?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew F. Fox
    2. Charles Anthony Rick
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer is very heavily dependent upon whether there are children involved, and, if so, what is the current custodial arrangement. If there are no children involved, you are free to move if you so choose. However, for support purposes, the Court can still hold you to an earning capacity even though you are not working. I assume that you do not have primary physical custody of the child(ren). If so, I would still recommend that you place your soon-to-be ex on notice of your intended...

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  4. Can my grandmother get custody?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Anthony Rick
    2. Matthew F. Fox
    3. David L. Carrier
    3 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania, your grandmother can file a Complaint For Custody. If you have lived under her roof for at least 12 months, your grandmother can assert that she has been supporting you, and therefore has standing to seek primary physical custody and shared legal custody. Your mother may argue that, while you were living with your grandmother, she (your mother) was actually supporting you, and therefore, your grandmother does not have standing to seek primary physical custody. Ultimately,...

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  5. Why is the INABILITY TO SUPPORT your child not relevant in CUSTODY?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew F. Fox
    1 lawyer answer

    Technically, the Court is not supposed to penalize a parent for his / her economic / financial status. However, the inability to support one's child can be used in Custody cases if presented in the correct context. Normally, if a parent is having difficulty supporting her / his children, there are underlying causes for their circumstances (i.e. - drug usage, mental health issues, etc.) Those issues are clearly relevant in any custody case. Feel free to contact my office at 215-822-7575,...

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  6. I had a paternity test but did not have a way there

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew F. Fox
    1 lawyer answer

    You may still be able to have paternity testing done. Any attorney looking into this questions would need to see any Order which the Court may have entered with regard to paternity.

  7. Can my boyfriend keep me from moving out of state sinces we have a child together? He is in the Penn. State National gaurds

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Thomas
    2. Matthew F. Fox
    2 lawyer answers

    You must be very careful here. Pennsylvania has VERY strict requirements with regard to providing notice of your intended relocation of the children out of state. The notice must be done correctly, or else you will lose any chance of being able to relocate the children. Also, the notice must be served upon your ex at least 60 days before your intended move. If your ex objects to the relocation, you CANNOT relocate the children unless the Court approves the relocation. Therefore, if your ex...

  8. Are there any attorneys in the Philadelphia area that take payment plans for custody hearings?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Slade H. Mclaughlin
    2. Matthew F. Fox
    2 lawyer answers

    There are some attorneys who do accept payment plans. Be careful though. You will get what you pay for. Quality legal representation is not inexpensive. I would be happy to discuss your case with you. You may feel free to contact me at (215) 822-7575.

  9. I need an affordable child custody lawyer in philadelphia that is aggressive

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Slade H. Mclaughlin
    2. Matthew F. Fox
    3. Danielle Agnes Peters
    3 lawyer answers

    There are some attorneys who do work cooperatively with their clients with respect to billing. I am one of them. However, ultimately, you are in the best position to control the amount of your legal fees. Custody litigation is expensive. There is no avoiding that fact. However, the benefits of quality legal representation justify that expense. The most effective legal representation begins and ends with the quality of the legal counseling provided at the outset of the representation. I...

  10. Can people share legal custody if there is a PFA?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Todd Adam Spivak
    2. Matthew F. Fox
    2 lawyer answers

    Legal custody of a child can, and normally is, shared, even in the presence of a PFA Order. In many cases, the Court will allow communication between the parents ONLY to the extent that it has to do with the custodial arrangement having to do the a child, or children.