Lisa Marie Vari’s Answers

Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. What happens if there are two income deduction orders?

    Answered 3 months 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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  2. Mother of Child relocated kids

    Answered 5 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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  3. 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 8 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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  4. Can my ex change our 50/50 custody agreement after 5 years simply because he wants her full time?

    Answered 8 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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  5. Can someone sign over parental rights?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Betty Elaine Jones
    3. Penny Taylor-Miller
    4. Richard Scott Chizever
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether or not it would be better if your fiance ought to see his son is a personal, not a legal question, that a lawyer may not be able to answer. He has to assess whether or not he wants a relationship with his son and/or if the same is in his son's best interest. Your fiance may give up his parental rights if he consents to doing so as part of the stepfather's petition to adopt the child. Otherwise, he cannot just "give up" his parental rights so-to-speak. He will continue to be the legal...

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  6. Timesharing order broken

    Answered 3 months 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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  7. Child Support Enforcement

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nancy Adkins
    3. Fritznie Abigail Jarbath
    3 lawyer answers

    A private attorney may be able to assist you in pursuing this case faster. You should consult with one near you to determine your options for enforcing the order. There are many remedies available for enforcement including incarceration, suspension of a driver's license, garnishment and other coercive measures. Best of luck to you.

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  8. Is she in violation of a no contact order ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Don A Dennis
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The order should state specifically what she is not allowed to do. This usually includes contacting the victim indirectly through relatives/third parties. You should hire a lawyer to bring this to the court's attention since criminal penalties may be imposed if she violates the no contact order.

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  9. My son is 19 and in collage. I'm still paying my ex wife child support. How do I notify her that I no longer have to pay?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Brenda A Drake
    3. Leticia L Valdes
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer depends on whether or not you have a settlement agreement or order in place regarding child support and what it says about child support ending. If it says it ends when your son is 18 and no income deduction order is in place, you should stop making payments to your ex. If there is an income deduction order in place and your pay is being garnished, you need to file a motion to terminate the order right away. You likely will not get back the money you overpaid, so the sooner you file...

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  10. 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 4 months 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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