Lisa Marie Vari’s Answers

Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Can my daughter ask her husband to leave house she owns? She is seeking a divorce after less than one year married.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Dawn Elizabeth Padanyi
    3. Estela Matta
    4. Ronnie Louis Creazzo
    5. David James Henry
    5 lawyer answers

    As my colleagues above have suggested, I would urge your daughter to meet with an experienced Pennsylvania divorce attorney to learn about her rights and options. Although all legal matters are best handled with the assistance of an attorney, your daughter's situation is one that certainly requires the attention of a seasoned family law attorney as it may not be in her best interest to file the Divorce Complaint. With all the facts and details, a knowledgeable PA divorce lawyer will be best...

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  2. Can my ex girlfriend add more to a pfa than what has been written in court?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    4. Scott L Levine
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm gathering from your facts that your ex-girlfriend filed a Petition for Protection from Abuse and was granted a Temporary PFA, pending the final hearing. If this is the case, then the facts that she alleges in Petition are just that -- allegations. At the final hearing, you will have the opportunity to present evidence and testimony to defend against the facts alleged in her Petition. However, I would caution you that in Allegheny County, a large number of Protection from Abuse matters...

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  3. Can the same lawyer represent a Defendant in a PFA and Divorce without violating the "third person no contact" order in the PFA?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Joseph John Nash
    3. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague above. I would add that it is not uncommon for a party to utilize the same attorney to represent their interests in both a Protection from Abuse ("PFA") matter and a divorce matter, as a PFA is often then the first contact the parties have had with the family court. I would also stress that you should contact an experienced Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney to learn more about the divorce and equitable distribution process in Pennsylvania and how to protect your rights....

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  4. Am I in violation of a pfa if I never received notice of it ?

    Answered 9 months ago.

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

    From the limited information you have provided, it sounds like your spouse filed for a Protection from Abuse ("PFA") Order and was granted a "Temporary PFA Order", which the Court enters as a protective measure pending the final hearing date. Although a Temporary PFA may be granted ex-parte (without notice to the Defendant), Pennsylvania law requires that a Defendant be served with notice of the Temporary PFA (and final hearing date) such that s/he has an opportunity to appear and present a...

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  5. Can the fact that my husband can afford the house be used to keep custody of the children?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    You should get a lawyer as soon as possible since it sounds like you may be entitled to alimony. This should not be used against you for purposes of custody, but you need a lawyer to properly assert these arguments for you. A parent's financial condition is typically not used as a means of denying or reducing parenting rights.

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  6. Can a Father loose his childs custody if he have a charge of gran theft 3rd degree?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Howard Iken
    2 lawyer answers

    He may not lose custody, but his visitation may be restricted until he can prove he is not a danger to the children. Restrictions on visitation include supervised visits through the court and/or therapeutic visits. Best of luck to you.

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  7. How do I file an amendment of our current time sharing agreement and parenting plan? Do I also file a motion for contempt?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Betty Elaine Jones
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    You would need to file a supplemental petition for modification of the parenting plan which states that there has been a substantial, material and unanticipated change in circumstances, detailing those changes and telling the court why it is in your son's best interest that the current parenting plan be modified. In addition, based on the fact that there is a domestic violence case pending, if a temporary injunction is in place, you may have grounds to file an emergency motion to suspend...

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  8. How can I find out if the mother of my kids is really taking them to the locations she's claiming to be travelling to?

    Answered 28 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Heather Morcroft
    2 lawyer answers

    If she is violating terms of your parenting plan, you can seek to have her held accountable by filing a Motion for Contempt & Enforcement. In the motion, you let the court know how specifically she is violating the parenting plan and ask the court to enter an order sanctioning her for the misconduct. If you have a lawyer, the lawyer may be able to have her pay your lawyer's fees for her misconduct.

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  9. My ex wife says i breached the parenting plan because my son met my girlfriend. Is that true?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Michael Vaghaiwalla
    4. Lisa Marie Vari
    4 lawyer answers

    Unless your ex can show your girlfriend is a danger to the child, there should be no cause for concern. Sometimes, parenting plans have specific clauses about children meeting new partners, and it does not sound like yours has one. Having your son meet your girlfriend is not a violation of shared parental responsibility, but a crafty lawyer may be able to persuade the court otherwise. If your ex takes you to court on this, you should take a lawyer with you. The lawyer may be able to have your...

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  10. Should i agree to a motion to vacate if the non custodial parent stopped paying child support for 5 months since child moved in

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Betty Elaine Jones
    3. Lisa Marie Vari
    4. Karol S Pierce
    4 lawyer answers

    You should get an attorney to look at the agreement, but generally it sounds like the right thing to do is to work out paying him back for the time the child was with him. More information is needed to fully answer your question, which I believe cannot be answered in this forum. Again, you need to schedule a consultation with an attorney. Good luck!

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