We weren't married, but we were in a common law marriage (joint finances- not recognized by PA). I put a down payment on the house, bought the appliances, installed fencing, remodeled, installed a security camera system, equipped the ex with a ver...
You are correct that Pennsylvania no longer recognizes common law marriage, with an exception for common-law marriages entered into before January 1, 2005. Even without a marriage, there are a number of other legal arguments that you could make in this situation, to recover something for your investment in the house. The courts will enforce an agreement between two unmarried persons, and you might also claim to be an equitable owner of the property based on the facts you describe.
Before filing anything in court, most lawyers would at least attempt to reach a settlement with her. As you are aware, that only works if she (and you) are willing to be reasonable and reach some compromise. Otherwise, you may have to pursue the matter through the courts.See question
We have no written lease and I haven't been given any eviction notice and have no proof of payment cause it was cash I live in pa but have lived here for 3 months can she make me just leave
If you have been living there as a tenant, you are considered to have a month to month lease. Your landlord would need to give you a written notice to quit, and then file an eviction complaint with a District Justice.See question
We've been married for 29 years he's an alcoholic we both live in the house he's cheating on me I want a divorce will I get half the house or not even though it's only in his name
I agree with the previous answers, but will add that if the house was purchased during the marriage, it can be divided in a divorce even though only his name is on it. Even if the house were acquired before the marriage, you have some rights, since it has certainly increased in value during the marriage.
It is important that you make a claim for distribution of property before a divorce is final.
My nephew is now 2, I took care of him from the time he was 3 months old until he was 18 months than his mother decided she would take care of him. Now ,he is 2 and his mother contacted me a few days ago and said she needed me to take him and she ...
Yes - at a minimum, you will need something to allow you to arrange for medical care. A medical power of attorney could accomplish this much.
If this is going to be a long-term arrangement, you would want to have a custody order. A custody order can be obtained by agreement, which an attorney could prepare and then file with the court for you. All parties, including the father, would need to sign it.See question
My sister gave my brother, sister and myself property with a home, my brother and sister are giving me the property, How do I get their names removed from the deed? (the deed is in all three of our names)
If they are willing to cooperate, it is relatively simple: an attorney can prepare a new deed, which everyone would sign, and is then recorded at the courthouse.See question
My husband wants to adopt my son and his biological father hasn't been in his life for 8 yrs and he is a registered sex offender would his rights have been stripped or would I have to take them away
From what you have said, it is likely that you have a basis for terminating his parental rights. This doesn't happen automatically; you would have to file a petition with the court. After that is granted, your Husband would be able to adopt your son. As others have noted, the cost will depend on whether or not the proceeding is contested.See question
I had a shut off for my electric and I was informed I needed to pay $2500 to stop shut off. After a returned payment from the bank after a check from selling my husbands car didn't clear, I made the $2500 payment at a payment center. I made the p...
To know whether this was lawful, I would need to know more about your account. More importantly, there may still be some things you can do to get your power back on. You might be able to have service restored due to a medical emergency, by making a new payment agreement, or by filing bankruptcy.
You should consult a lawyer about this; if you cannot afford one, help may be available from Mid Penn Legal Aid, (800) 326-9177See question
My husband now has been in my son's life since he was 9,my son is now 14. My husband wants to adopt him. My son doesn't know his biological father for reasons I would not like to get into,but what can we do or what is our options that we can take ...
Your adoption can adopt, either with the birth-father's consent, or by terminating his rights. Abandonment - refusing or failing to perform parental duties for at least 6 months - is a basis for termination. The Court will look at all of the surrounding circumstances, and will consider what is in your son's best interests.See question
If a person got married on Sep 9, 2016. Then found that merriage was a mistake decided to depart. So can they void their merriage since it's not been a month yet?
There is no rule in Pennsylvania allowing a marriage to be annulled (which is the legal term for voided) based only on its short duration. Grounds for annulment are very limited, and usually apply to situations where a party was incapable of consenting to the marriage (because of a serious mental disorder, intoxication, etc.), or incapable of marrying, for example cases of bigamy.
In many cases, the parties in this type of situation will choose to file a no-fault divorce action in order to move on with their lives.See question
I am 24, and would like to have my stepmother officially adopt me. Would there need to be involvement with my biological mother for this to proceed?
No: as an adult, you can consent to the adoption without giving her notice, or obtaining her consent. If you are changing your name as a part of the adoption (which is possible, but not necessary), you would need to publish a legal notice of the proceeding.See question