Lisa Marie Vari’s Answers

Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Temporary injunction

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    3. Stephen George Henderson
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is a bit unclear, but it sounds like you are asking if your ex can bring up a criminal act for which you were convicted in the past to get a temporary injunction against you. Since the matter was so remote in time, it is unlikely that he will get the injunction, but many more facts are needed to give you a specific answer. The rule of thumb for injunctions is in order to have one entered, the person asking for it has to show that he/she is in reasonable fear for his/her safety.

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  2. Can I petition for child support for this last child and for what period?

    Answered 3 months ago.

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

    You may be able to modify child support and if child support was never established, you may be able to get retroactive child support for up to two years prior to the date of filing. However, since your child is 18, he/she may need to sue on his/her own behalf for the support. This issue is a bit complicated and relies heavily on case law and statutes, so you should consult with a lawyer regarding the specific issues in your case for a more concrete answer. Best of luck to you.

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  3. Ex told by judge to answer my emails within 72 hours.....she answers within 90 to 100 hours. How serious a violation is that?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Eric J Trabin
    3. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    3 lawyer answers

    If the court order says 72 hours, she should answer within 72 hours and you are within your right to bring this to the judge's attention if it persists. The point of bringing it up in the first place was that there were urgent situations that required an urgent response. If it keeps happening now while the judge is "watching" and there is no consequence, what do you think will happen when the case is finished? I am not saying you need to take her to court at every turn (you should try to...

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  4. If a birth parent in Florida does not register with the putative father registers can he still acquire parental rights?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    Registering as a putative father is one way to assert parental rights, but not the only way. The putative father registry is more important in the context of adoptions to show an intent to assume parental rights. If the father is not married to the mother and wants parental rights, he needs to file a paternity action to establish visitation. In the same action, the mother would be able to sue for child support. Registering as a putative father would not entitle the father to visitation. He...

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  5. If I get social security for my kids , am I entitled to child support

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Leticia Dieppa
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    3 lawyer answers

    Depending on your income, the other parent's income and the amount of benefits received by the child, you may still be entitled to child support, especially if you are the primary custodian of the child. You should consult with an experienced Miami child support lawyer who can run a child support calculation for you and let you know how much you could receive. More information is found on my firm's website. The link is below. Good luck to you.

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  6. My partner and I are considering signing domestic partnership paperwork in Miami, Fl. What are the implications?

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Stephen George Henderson
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    if you want it to, the agreement may give your partner a right to a portion of your business. Without the agreement in place, you are the 100% owner of your property. The agreement cannot give you the right to file taxes together since this conflicts with federal law - under IRS rules, a domestic partnership (even a registered one, which Florida does not recognize) does not entitle a couple to file as married or married filing separately. A consultation with a family law attorney in your area...

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  7. What should my next step be? I'm considering a motion for modification of the parenting plan & sole parental responsibility.

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Barbara Ann Cossu
    3. Angel J Silvestrini
    3 lawyer answers

    In order to be successful on a petition for modification, you must show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances that was not anticipated at the time the original parenting plan was ordered, and that modification is in the best interest of the child. If you can show that there is some harm that will come to your child if the current parenting plan is enforced, you may have a case, but there is a high burden. You should meet with an attorney to go over the specifics of your case...

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  8. If i was tpr can it be revised

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Stephen George Henderson
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    It is generally very difficult, if not impossible to reverse a TPR. With that said, you should still meet with an attorney to go over your options which may include negotiating contact with your daughter through the adoptive parents (if she has been adopted). Best of luck to you.

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  9. HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING MY (2) BABIES BACK FROM ME BEING (TPR)?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Stephen George Henderson
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    If your parental rights were terminated by court order 14 years ago, this is very difficult, if not impossible to reverse. The only scenario in which I could imagine it having a chance of being reversed (a slim chance) is that there was some fraud involved in the termination of your parental rights. Even then, since the children have likely been adopted by now, a court may not want to disturb the children's stability. However, since you say you surrendered your rights, it does not sound like...

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  10. School boundary for our child

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. La'Rae Holling Hendrix
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Richard Carl Perry Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If your ex is placing your child in a school that is outside the boundaries specified by the parenting plan, you have a right to file a motion for contempt. Daycare is something separate from school, so if you are basing the violation on daycare, you should not waste your money or time. But for first grade, that is school, and if your daughter is not in a school within the boundaries, you have the right to contest it. You should meet with a lawyer to go over your options.

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