Lisa Marie Vari’s Answers

Lisa Marie Vari

Pittsburgh Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Child turned 18 and was order back child support. May I request to lower amount weekly?

    Answered about 2 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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  2. Can I file for child abandonment?

    Answered about 2 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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  3. 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 2 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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  4. Since finding out I was getting remarried, my ex has denied my son visits saying he is 13 he stays where he wants. What do I do?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Mark Robert Moon
    3. Lisa Marie Vari
    3 lawyer answers

    If your court-ordered parenting plan says you get your child 50% of the time, you need to enforce that. If he calls the police, he will likely be the one in the wrong, and you should have the court order to show the police. It sounds like you need to file a motion for contempt and enforcement on some issues, and I encourage you to set a consultation with a lawyer with whom you are comfortable to go over your options. Best of luck to you.

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  5. How to evict out spouse and step children before divorce?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. George Crosby Gaskell III
    3. Nydia N Streets
    4. Timothy C. Nies
    5. Amanda Regina Jacobson
    5 lawyer answers

    Typically, you need to file the divorce and then file a motion for exclusive use and possession of the home. Consult in person with a lawyer with whom you are comfortable to go over your options so that you do not take actions before divorce is filed which may be detrimental to you during the course of the case.

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  6. If I was the non married person involved in an extra marital affair with a woman living in Georgia can I be guilty of adultery ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Mark A Creech
    3. Nydia N Streets
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4 lawyer answers

    If the divorce happened in Georgia, this is a question for a Georgia-licensed attorney. In Florida, I am not aware of a law against adultery, but you may want to ask a FL or GA licensed criminal law attorney about this issue.

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  7. Prepay child support

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Denise Martinez Scanziani
    3. Nydia N Streets
    3 lawyer answers

    The answers to your questions depend on factors not shared (and which should not be shared on this public forum). For meaningful advice, you should schedule a consultation with a lawyer with whom you are comfortable to go over your options. Generally, since child support is a right that belongs to the child, you want to make sure that any arrangement you enter will hold up in court and will not affect your child's right to the full amount owed to him/her under state guidelines.

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  8. What could my ex-wife (custodial parent of our children) do to contest a modification of child support & time sharing?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert Jason De Groot
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Michael Edward Golub
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    5. Nicole Prebeck
    5 lawyer answers

    This does not sound like parental kidnapping, but if you have a court order entitling you to visitation, you should seek to have it enforced through a motion for contempt. The longer you wait to do this, and the more your children become estranged from you, the more difficult it may be for you to re-establish/establish a bond with your children. So you should act quickly. One parent's failure to allow time-sharing to occur is not generally a basis for modification of a parenting plan, but it...

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  9. How can I sign over my parental rights

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Vari
    2. Gregg R. Brennan
    3. David L. Hirsch
    3 lawyer answers

    When you say "sign over" your parental rights I presume you want to know how to terminate your parental rights so that you have no further rights or obligations concerning your child. You can do so in the context of an adoption or a dependency case. If there is an adoption, you can agree to relinquish your parental rights so that someone else can assume the role. The information that follows your question is unclear, but generally one cannot just give up legal responsibility for a child without...

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  10. Is the alimony I receive considered as income if I'm requesting more child support?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Lisa Marie Vari
    3. Gregory Thomas Buckley
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, alimony is income to you and you should list it as such on your financial affidavit.

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