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Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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

    Answered 6 months 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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  2. Child Support and APL Calculations: Net Income Determination.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Kerith Strano Taylor
    3. David James Henry
    4. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    4 lawyer answers

    First, let me say, that what sounds like "should be simple" is oftentimes more complicated than it seems. As such, I would urge you to consult with an experienced child support attorney in your area to learn the answers to your questions, as well as how best to proceed in a child support action. However, you are correct in that the starting point for child support in Pennsylvania is the parties' net monthly incomes (Pa.R.C.P 1910.16-2(c)). To calculate net income, the following items are...

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  3. If my ex wants gain full custody of our child, can i move out of home with child during this process?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Cash Alexander Eaton
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    You are bound by the court order in place regarding custody until a new order is issued amending the current custody order. When you say you were "given primary guardian" of your son, it sounds like you mean the court granted you full custody/time-sharing of your son. If this is true, depending on what other terms are in the original order, you are likely allowed to move out of the home you share with your ex, keeping in mind that pursuant to Florida law, you cannot relocate 50 miles or more...

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  4. What happens if there are two income deduction orders?

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Vera Bergermann
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer depends on where each order was entered. If both were entered in the state of Florida, usually the first order has priority, and the second order must take into account the first order when calculating what child support should be. You should hire a lawyer right away to address this since the longer you wait, the less likely you are to get an order overturned, and there are specific steps you must take to get an order vacated. It does not matter if the orders are temporary or...

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  5. Mother of Child relocated kids

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Jordan Gerber
    4. Hernan Hernandez
    4 lawyer answers

    You should file a paternity action right away. The more time that passes, the less likely you are to get a judge to agree that the children should be returned to Miami. Under the law, since you did not have a custody order in place and were never married to the mother, the mother is considered the natural guardian of the children and therefore has the right to custody and sole decision making at this time. The way to assert your rights is through a paternity action in which you establish your...

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  6. I have a question regarding my case. On Saturday, I went to visit my dad and at his house. My sister doesn't live there at all

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. Jonathan Randall Altschuler
    4 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania, if there has been actual or threatened physical abuse including the placing of another in reasonable fear of bodily injury by stalking or otherwise, a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order may be entered by the court. PFAs are considered quasi-civil matters because although they are entered by family courts in Pennsylvania, the violation of an existing PFA order can be considered a criminal offense. PFAs may only be filed against family or household members including parents,...

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  7. Can my ex change our 50/50 custody agreement after 5 years simply because he wants her full time?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Hilbush's advice. However, since it is unclear, I would also add that whether or not you have an existing Child Custody Order is important to determine what your next steps may be. Your question indicates that you have an "agreement." If the "agreement" has been memorialized in a Consent Order of Court and Father is preventing you from exercising your custodial time under the terms of the existing Order, then you may want to pursue an action for Enforcement of the Order...

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  8. Timesharing order broken

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    You should discuss with your attorney the possibility of filing a motion for contempt or other motion to bring this to the court's attention. Your attorney, knowing the specifics of your case, is in a better position to advise you as to how to proceed.

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  9. Me and my daughters father have 50/50 custody and have her every other weekend for us to coordinate the weekday schedule do I

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Robert Louis Gardana
    3. L. Vincent Ramunno
    3 lawyer answers

    Without seeing the child support calculation, it is difficult to say why it is low, but the amount of time each parent spends with a child is a factor in determining child support. If your financial circumstances have changed and/or the 50/50 time-sharing is not being exercised anymore, you may need to file a petition to modify your parenting plan/child support.

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  10. Does a florida divorce judgement expires or becomes void if we continuted to live together

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Robert P Garven
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    The terms of the order apply until they are modified by further court order, or in some cases, by written agreement of you and your ex. So, the person who was awarded exclusive use and possession of the home, legally is entitled to remain in the home pursuant to the order. The other party may face an eviction action in the future if the party entitled to remain in the house wishes to have the other party leave. On the custody issue, again, the order controls, but the non-custodial parent...

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