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  • Can a child of 18 months sleep on a mattress on the floor in the parents room?

    My husband has custody of two of my children in their own rooms. My youngest goes to his home every other weekend cps is involved due to other reasons. They said it's fine that he sleeps on the floor I think the boys should be together in their ow...

    Craig’s Answer

    If you feel that the arrangement is not suitable for your son you can have the Judge determine what is in the best interest of the children. You should be able to articulate your concerns to the Court with the sleeping arrangement including any trouble your child is having sleeping on that surface or excessive tiredness upon the child's return back to you during the custody exchange.

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  • When is not paying rent on an apartment considered theft of services?

    In the state of Pennsylvania... If a renter of an apartment repeatedly does not pay there landlord for there rent... And then moves on the next landlord (new apartment) and after a few month repeats the same cycle as not paying the rent again ......

    Craig’s Answer

    This is usually a civil matter and not a criminal matter. Title 18 (Pennsylvania Crimes Code) at Section 3926 dealing with Theft of Services has a definition of services and while it states "includes, but is not limited to" it will probably be difficult to get a District Attorney and the Magisterial District Judge to approve your criminal complaint based on the list of services that is enumerated under the statutory definition in Section 3926(h).

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  • This is my first dui but my third probation violation what can happen

    I live in Outdoor world camp ground, in pa.Someone pointed me out to the police in said that I was intoxicated is that even a legal search procedure?My blood work came back over the limit, I've a paid but I'm doing my own research can someone plea...

    Craig’s Answer

    There are more facts that are needed to properly answer your question. You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. Many criminal defense lawyers provide free initial consultations and can give you better answers when all facts are presented and questions regarding the stop and blood draw are able to be discussed.

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  • Can I take my son out of state without his mother's permission ?

    My son lives with his mother she and I are currently separated and now reside in different states. She does not let me see him as often as I would like due to the nature of our breakup. If I were to take him to my house in Pennsylvania from New Yo...

    Craig’s Answer

    A custody order entered by the Court would be the best way to avoid any issue. If the child has resided in New York state for the 6 months or more you should address your question to a New York family law attorney unless the Order was entered in another state and that state retained jurisdiction. If the child has not lived in New York for 6 months or more you should contact an attorney in the state where the child last resided before moving to New York.

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  • How can I plead a case from North Carolina? Im in pennsylvania

    I have 2 cases from 2002. A b&e (that was over exaggerated by the officer) and a possession for under 1/2 ounce. It is 14 years later. I cannot afford to come to N.C. I am a mother of 3 and work 2 jobs. I want to start school again and thought the...

    Craig’s Answer

    You should direct your question to an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Carolina.

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  • Is this enough to file for emergency custody?

    My ex is abusive, I'm afraid for my children. We are in the middle of custody case, no set date for next hearing. Currently 50/50 schedule, I have expressed my concerns about his abuse and nothing was done because he hasn't left bruises. I've been...

    Craig’s Answer

    Follow up with the police and child protective services. They should have investigated your complaint by now and made a determination if they feel there was abuse. They can provide important witnesses to your case if you are required to go into court for an emergency order. Medical documentation is also important. The police should have put you in contact with the District Attorney's Office and a pediatric doctor to examine the child and document their findings if they felt there was physical abuse based upon your report. Keep attempting to get ahold of the GAL so the GAL can interview the child as soon as possible.

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  • What can we do if my husband son does not want to return home because his mom abuses him?

    My step son is 9 years old. He sat down with me and told me that his mom hits him and his older brother for no reason with brooms and belts and her hands. He also said that one day he was sitting on the couch and he has his legs open and she rando...

    Craig’s Answer

    There are steps that can be taken to protect your child from further acts of harm or abuse. You should speak to an experienced family law attorney to discuss your rights and legal options.

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  • What could happen

    I have a two year old, when I had him there was a possibility of two guys being the father. They both knew that. One stuck by my side my whole pregnancy and is still around to take care of our son with me. He signed the acknowledgement of paternit...

    Craig’s Answer

    Yes, the true biological father can attempt to come back into the child's life at any point in time by seeking a court order for paternity testing and then if he is determined to be the biological father he can seek custody rights and will have an argument for custody especially if he has been misled or never notified as to the true paternity of the minor child.

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  • The father of my son wants 50/50 custody

    The father of my son file for 50/50 custody of my son but he tells me I can't provide for my son that he will change the baby name and last name and that he could be my worst enemy and that if I don't sing the custody papers then he will do anythi...

    Craig’s Answer

    You are asking many different questions that can best be dealt with by seeking a consultation with an experienced family law attorney. If you were served with any custody paperwork or a proposed custody stipulation you should have this paperwork and proposed stipulation reviewed by a family law attorney. You should not sign any papers without first having them reviewed by an attorney.

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  • Is the grandfather able to transfer his portion of the custody order to the bio mom or would my fiance be granted full custody.

    My fiancé has shared custody of his daughter with the maternal grandfather. The mother gave full legal custody of their daughter to her father, at the time my fiancé was still living at home with his parents where he was unable to have her full ti...

    Craig’s Answer

    You would need to file a petition to modify custody. The court will then hold a conference / hearing and determine the appropriate custodial arrangement based on the position of the parties and the best interest of the minor child.

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