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Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. My ex wife says i breached the parenting plan because my son met my girlfriend. Is that true?

    Answered 4 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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  2. 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 6 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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  3. Forms needed for custody modification?

    Answered 9 days ago.

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

    Yes, you should file both the UCCJEA affidavit and the financial affidavit if you are seeking to modify time-sharing and child support. You should include claims for modification of child support and time-sharing in the same petition, not separately. Depending on what your basis for modifying the child support is, the judge may still consider it even if the time-sharing modification is ultimately denied.

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  4. Temporary injunction

    Answered 4 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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  5. Can I petition for child support for this last child and for what period?

    Answered 4 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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  6. 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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  7. If a birth parent in Florida does not register with the putative father registers can he still acquire parental rights?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
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    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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  8. If I get social security for my kids , am I entitled to child support

    Answered 7 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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  9. Hello If you are paying childsupport and the child is spending before and after school at your home is that co-parenting

    Answered about 19 hours 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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  10. My daughter father makes false reports all the time he wants full custody and for me to pay him child support

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Cynthia June Bosco
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Making false reports to DCF is a crime, but it would be up to the State Attorney to pursue charges against him for it. If he is behind on child support, you should pursue a contempt motion against him. Consequences for non-payment of child support include incarceration, suspension of a driver's licence, and other coercive measures. You should meet with a lawyer with whom you are comfortable to go over the specifics of your case.

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