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Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Divorce case military issue

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Steven David Miller
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are asking about the affidavit regarding military/non-military service, this is filed to comply with notice and due process requirements for active duty service members. If the service member is deployed during the proceedings, for example, he or she is entitled to accommodations so that he or she can participate in the proceedings, including a stay (or pause) of the case until the service member returns. Other than courtesy regarding the scheduling of the case, this affidavit does not...

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  2. Is my marriage illegitimate?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Steven David Miller
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    4 lawyer answers

    Your marriage is void. You should seek to have it annulled, and should do so with the assistance of a lawyer so as to protect yourself from any possible criminal penalties. Best of luck to you.

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  3. Financial Disclosure

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nicole Kessler Ferry
    3. Rebecca M Nunez
    3 lawyer answers

    According to Florida Rule of Family Procedure 12.285(c) (Exemption from Requirement to File and Serve Financial Affidavit): The parties shall not be required to file and serve a financial affidavit if they are seeking a simplified dissolution of marriage (meaning uncontested) they have no minor children, have no support issues, and have filed a written settlement agreement disposing of all financial issues, or if the court lacks jurisdiction to determine any financial issues. Hope that helps.

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  4. What is a "docket sounding" exactly? I'm in a Florida Family law divorce case (7th Judicial Circuit) and after 3 case management

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3 lawyer answers

    This is typically a time for the court to set trial dates and other deadlines in the case. It is in many ways similar to a case management conference, except that it can be viewed as the last chance for the parties to settle or announce their intention to go to trial.

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  5. When a family law case is dismissed , what happens to the economic agreements that were executed? Are they still enforceable?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Denise Martinez Scanziani
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Martin Bruce Kofsky
    4. Marcia Cuesta Locke
    5. Benjamin Charles Older
    5 lawyer answers

    If the case was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction, this means the court had no power to enter the orders in the first place, and the orders are now void. This does not necessarily mean the agreements that were signed are void as well. It sounds like you may need to re-file the case in the appropriate jurisdiction, but a lawyer needs to view your case file and speak to you for more information. Schedule a consultation with a lawyer with whom you are comfortable for guidance on how to proceed.

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  6. How do I present audio/video evidence in a family court hearing?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Nydia N Streets
    4. Stephanie Mcqueen
    4 lawyer answers

    You should bring whatever equipment is necessary to show the audio/video in court, because most courts do not have the equipment. You should call the Judge's office and see how he/she prefers to have this type of evidence presented (i.e. is there already equipment there, does the Judge prefer a portable DVD player. etc.). Ultimately, it can be as simple as bringing your laptop to display the audio/video. As a side note, there may be steps that need to be taken to have the video/audio entered...

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  7. Can a male illegally here in the U.S with a warrant for deportation claim custody of the kids?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Kyndra L. Mulder
    4. Nasir M. Khan
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally, the family courts are not concerned with a person's immigration status unless it affects the best interest of the children. The father can certainly petition for custody/time-sharing, but he has to show it's in the best interest of the children for him to have custody/time-sharing. If he is to be deported and wants to file a petition for relocation, asking the children to move to his country, he has to show the court this is in the children's best interest. That may be difficult for...

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  8. I am wondering how to ammend a custody agreement that i agreed to it is 50/50 every other week

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Michael Kuldiner
    3. Susan J. Vandegrift
    3 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania a Petition to Modify an Existing Custody Order can be presented to the court at any time until the minor children's eighteenth birthdays. The law requires that judges consider the best interests of minor children and may grant a modification even if there has not been a change in circumstances. A request for modification of an existing custody order must be filed to begin the formal court modification process. The UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)...

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  9. On my mediation order it said we were going to discuss child support payments. We didn't, what now?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nydia N Streets
    3. Denise Martinez Scanziani
    4. Pamela A Schneider
    4 lawyer answers

    If any issue was left unresolved in your mediation you may be able to set another mediation date to try to finish reaching an agreement. If you do not wish to do this, your case will likely be set for trial, and both you and your ex will present argument and evidence to the judge as to your respective positions on the remaining issues. Hiring a lawyer may help you tie up loose ends in the process and save you the cost and time associated with going to trial. Best of luck to you.

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  10. We've been divorced for 3 1/2 years now it's time for a financial review.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nydia N Streets
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Cary Garcia
    4 lawyer answers

    Not necessarily. If your ex refuses to participate, the Department of Revenue can obtain his income records from the Department of Labor. His bank/employment records can also be subpoenaed on your behalf if you have information about where he works and the banks with which he holds accounts.

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