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Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Want to separate due to violence at home. Almost a decade of marriage. Does that matter in Florida? All vehicles on his name

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    3 lawyer answers

    If violence is still occurring or has occurred recently, you need to file a petition for injunction against domestic violence. In the petition, you can request exclusive use and possession of the marital home (even if he owns it solely). The other option is to file for divorce and file an emergency/urgent motion for support so that you get temporary alimony pending the resolution of the case. In the motion you can ask for use of one of the vehicles. Filing for divorce when the matter is...

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  2. Hello If you are paying childsupport and the child is spending before and after school at your home is that co-parenting

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Fritznie Abigail Jarbath
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    You may be able to have your child support reduced if these are circumstances which have changed since entering your final judgment. You have to file a petition for modification and along with it, a motion to deviate from the child support guidelines citing specifically your increased time with your child. Co-parenting has more to do with decisions that affect the welfare of a child and the duty you and your ex have to confer on these issues. Child support is generally a separate issue.

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  3. What can a judge do if a custodial parent is drug tested (requested by non cust parent) only to reveal traces of cannabis?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Scott Michael Weiss
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Penny Taylor-Miller
    5. David L. Hirsch
    5 lawyer answers

    A court may order you to submit to random drug testing, so it is good that you are no longer using. A positive drug test is not alone a basis to deny a petition for relocation, but drug use is something the court can certainly consider in analyzing the best interest of the child. In relocation cases, I think the court is more concerned with how the move will affect the child and the child's relationship with the non-relocating parent. So while you should do everything you can to keep your...

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

    Answered over 1 year 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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  5. Divorced parents, one moves out of school zone. Where do the kids go to school

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nydia N Streets
    3. Thomas R. Peppler
    4. John Gillespie
    4 lawyer answers

    There should be a statement in your final judgment/parenting plan as to which parent's address will be used for purposes of school boundary determination. If not, and a dispute arises between the parents as to what school the children should attend, a motion may need to be filed in court to address this issue. Shared parental responsibility dictates that the parents confer and agree on all major decisions affecting the children, including removal from their current school.

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  6. How can i get a divorce from my US citizen wife while I'm currently living in Jamaica and I am also from here

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. Laura Callava
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact a lawyer in the area where you wife lives. That attorney can file the necessary paperwork to get the process started on your behalf. Best of luck.

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  7. I lost my job, how do I get court ordered child support people notified. So I don't get in trouble with them

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Laura Callava
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to file a Petition for Modification in order to obtain a reduction in the amount of child support you were previously paying. You should consider contacting an attorney in your area for assistance.

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  8. Who do I call about getting my son back

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Laura Callava
    3. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    4 lawyer answers

    If your son was removed from your custody by DCF, there should have been a hearing soon after the removal at which you would have been assigned an attorney if you could not afford your own. If that happened, you need to contact the attorney assigned to you. If there is no attorney assigned, you need to immediately set an appointment with an attorney in your area to go over what happened in your case. That attorney should be able to guide you on the next steps in contacting DCF and attempting to...

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  9. Maiden name not restored in Florida

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Nydia N Streets
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Rachel A Lyne
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you need to file for a correction of the maiden name in the final judgment. Self-help may be able to assist you with filling out the motion for this, but it may be worth it to hire a lawyer to handle this matter for you. Since it is a seemingly uncomplicated matter, you may be able to find a lawyer to handle it on a fixed rate for you.

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  10. Do you think he can get house arest

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Michael T Mackhanlall
    3. William W Housley
    4. Michael Ashley Hill
    5. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5 lawyer answers

    This needs to be tagged in the criminal law practice area for more answers.

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