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Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can u get a retraining order removed

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Ronald Daniel Hedding
    3. Nydia N Streets
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are referring to a civil injunction against domestic violence, yes you can file a motion to dissolve it.

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  2. I'm may be getting divorced, my children were adopted thru the state of fl and receive a stipend from state.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Denise Martinez Scanziani
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on facts not shared in your inquiry. Child support is calculated based on the time-sharing schedule, the incomes of the parents, amounts paid for daycare, etc. If a stipend is being received, this may be considered in the calculation, but it does not automatically mean that child support will be eliminated.

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  3. What do I need to be concerned about when the father takes me to court for joint custody, if I plan on leaving state with child.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Tami Lane Augen
    3. Julia Best Chase
    4. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    5. Brian Joseph Laird
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    If you plan to visit that is one thing, but if you plan to move that is another. Absent good cause shown to deny an out of state visit, courts typically allow parents to travel with children during their time-sharing within the US freely as long as the travelling parent gives the other a detailed itinerary and notice. Sometimes, the court may add a restriction that travel cannot occur without the written consent of the other parent or a court order, with the caveat the consent may not be...

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  4. My sister-in-law husband wants to take her off his health insurance,he wants a divorce,can he do that?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Tami Lane Augen
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Lisa Marie Vari
    4. Mercedes Ruth Wechsler
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically, the spouses should maintain the status quo until there is a court order permitting otherwise. This means, insurance policies should remain intact, household bills should continue to be paid as usual, etc. Your sister-in-law should schedule a consultation with a lawyer with whom she is comfortable to get specific guidance on how to proceed. She may be eligible for spousal support from her husband even without a divorce case pending.

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  5. Family diamond/divorce

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Irena Shiloh
    3. Ann E. Endres
    4. Debra Rae Mehaffie
    5. Andrew Y. Kim
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a very difficult situation and one that unfortunately presents itself quite often in divorce cases. She will certainly argue that the ring, and thus the stone, was a gift in order to be able to keep it. This is a very fact specific situation and your son should speak with a family law attorney about it.

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  6. Do I still pay child support , even though the divorce has been dropped?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Gregory Thomas Buckley
    3. Arica Lynn Braaten
    4. Joseph Gufford III
    5 lawyer answers

    If you and your wife have reconciled, yes your wife needs to notify the Child Support Enforcement office that she no longer requires its services and to close the case. If you owe arrears to the State due to your wife seeking public assistance in the past, however, you may not be able to just close the case even if your wife cooperates in doing so. Contact a family law attorney for a consultation to discuss the best way to proceed.

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  7. Should the Judge recuse himself after hearing testimony from my ex wife in another hearing she was at about a upcoming hearing.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nydia N Streets
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
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    It is difficult to say. In order to give you a more definitive answer, one would likely need to see the transcript and analyze all factors relevant to your case. Meet with a lawyer in your area to discuss your options.

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  8. Child turned 18 and was order back child support. May I request to lower amount weekly?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Nydia N Streets
    3. Tony Anthony
    3 lawyer answers

    If there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the amount was ordered, you may be able to request a modification of the payment amount. Meet with a lawyer to discuss your options since more information is needed to assist you.

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  9. Can I file for child abandonment?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Melanie Lynn Quattrone
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Nydia N Streets
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    4 lawyer answers

    You can contact DCF to report that the child is abandoned, but there is no guarantee that after DCF becomes involved you will have the right to keep the child in your care. Meet with a lawyer with whom you are comfortable to discuss further details in your case and to determine the best course of action. Best of luck to you.

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  10. My husband and I received custody of my sisters 3 children now we are divorced I'm taking care of them by myself now.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Nydia N Streets
    3 lawyer answers

    When you say you received custody, if this was by court order, it depends on what the order says. If no order was entered or the order is silent about support obligations, your husband likely has no obligation to provide financial support for the children since he is not their legal father. Consult with a lawyer in-person with whom you are comfortable to go over your options for finding and pursuing the legal father of the children for support, if any.

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