I'm not sure how this works but I want to make sure there is no legal tricks that can happen. I recently refilled for child support and my ex wants to settle out of court. He said he can have his lawyer write up the papers and we can sign them a...
The problem I see is that you don't know whether the amount he is proposing is as much as you would get by under the support guidelines. His lawyer has probably calculated this for him.
The alternative would be to go to the conference. At that time, the hearing officer will calculate the amount of child support, based on each of your incomes. This is a fairly informal proceeding, and doesn't involve appearing before a Judge, unless one of you disagrees with the recommendation. Even then, you would be free to settle the case.See question
I am considering filing for divorce. My husband of nearly three years doesn't want me to get a lawyer. He is afraid he will have to pay me but my name isn't on anything; everything we have is in his name. Am I entitled to anything financially?
Although this is not a simple question, I can give a simple answer: yes.
In a Divorce, the Court can distribute anything acquired by either party between the date of filing, and the date of separation, as well as the increase in value of property one party had before the marriage. You may also be entitled to alimony or support, at least while the Divorce is pending.
You should sit down with an attorney to discuss your individual situation.See question
I bought my son a house, intending it to be a rental so I would have the extra income. Well, it didn't turn out that way, he rarely paid me anything because he didn't have the money, so I just figured, he's my kid, im not kicking him out and let h...
The City probably sent the letter based on their building code. This applies to all homes, whether or not they are rented. So you'll probably need to comply: as the owner, you are responsible for the building.
You could talk to the Code enforcement Office, particularly if you'll need some time.
You may want to talk to your son about paying something as rent, to help defray some of the cost of this.See question
The decedent is listed first on deed and mine second. We never changed it since she passed. Now we are selling her home and closing is soon. How will it transfer in the newspaper with her name and others going to the buyer or just my name going ...
If the deed says that you and she owned the property as "joint tenants with a right of survivorship," which would be a common way to do the deed, you are now the sole owner of the property. The new deed would be from you to the buyers, and the deed would recite the fact that she had passed.
If for some reason the deed doesn't say that there is a right of survivorship, then her Estate would own 1/2 of the property. Someone would have to be appointed as the executor or administrator of her estate, and that person would sign the deed, "John Doe, Administrator of the Estate of Jane Doe ...."See question
My ex husband and I share 50/50 custody. Because he makes more than me I was still entitled to child support but I dropped it last year when he agreed to pay for half of the major expenses, such as medical. The children receive medical through t...
Yes, you can always re-file. Child Support is usually ordered from the day you file, so you should not delay.See question
Me and my kids dad split up. He is saying if I take him for custody there is a good chance I wouldn't get it. Cuz I am not emotionally physically and financially unstable to keep care of two child. He works 12-13 hrs days. His house in unfit for c...
I agree with the previous answer: its not a simple question. There are many factors which much be considered. You've mentioned several of them. Emotional stability of both parents is an issue: the question is not whether a parent has an emotional problem, but how it affects their care of the children.
His work schedule, and lack of an appropriate home are certainly factors indicating that he should not receive primary custody. Financial issues can be a factor, but are more relevant to deciding the amount of child support than the question of who receives primary custody.
I would encourage you to have a consultation with a lawyer, to discuss your situation confidentially, and in more detail than is possible here.See question
I had a friend who is currently in prison in Loretto Pennsylvania. His family has no contact with him. He has been in there for 7 years and has another 10 years to go. He feels as if he didn't have good legal help therefor he really needs help w...
For legal advice, he should contact an attorney who practices in the State, and County where his mother had last been living. Whether he has any right to inherit would depend on the laws of that state. One big question is whether she had a will, and if so, what were the provisions of the will.
If his mother died in Pa., he should have been sent a notice from the person who is administering her estate. He would have the right to request a copy of the will from the Register of Wills in the County where she died = there is a small fee.See question
I was in Oklahoma waiting to go to prison almost 11 years ago. Since then I've moved here to pa to be near my daughter and cleaned my act up. I never signed anything and she is wanting to come live with me. But I have no clue what my rights are, a...
Unless your parental rights were terminated in a judicial proceeding, you are still the Father, and have the right to seek visitation or custody. A termination proceeding would have involved a Petition, which should have been served on you, and normally would only have happened if someone was adopting her.
Custody can be established either by an agreement with the Mother, or if you can't agree, through the Courts. You should sit down with a lawyer to discuss what this would involve.See question
My client is seeking to adopt a child from Pennslyvania. The birth mother claims that the father is unknown to her and that she does not know his name or how to locate him. The biological Dad has never tried to locate the birth mother and of cours...
If the termination is being done in Pennsylvania, and the bio. father's identity is unknown, a search can be done to see if anyone has ever filed a claim for paternity. Assuming no one has, you would still need to terminate the rights of "John Doe." This could be done through alternative service, most likely by publication.See question
Didn't know credit card was still open.
Pennsylvania does not allow wage garnishments for credit card debts. Also, there is a statute of limitations, which is 4 years, beginning on the date when you last made a payment on the account. If they already filed a lawsuit, and obtained a court judgment, they can try to collect for up to 20 years from the date of the judgment.
You should get whatever paperwork you have, and sit down with a lawyer to discuss your options.See question