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Christopher Barrett Fay

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  • Don't want renewal for one (1) year.

    Getting ready to sign original lease for an apartment. One of the conditions states: Renewal length of lease if not ended by either party is One (1) year. This original lease agreement is for 1 year, but I would like to change the renewal st...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Attorney Mulvihill is absolutely correct.

    Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • Contract law

    I booked a venue to have a wedding reception and gave a deposit of 2,750 the only paper I signed was a form stating the name of venue the amount of people we were gonna have the price per person and the food and the deposit amount at bottom of pag...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Remember when I answered this before and told you to consult with an attorney?

    Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • Anulment or divorce? Do i have grounds to get my marriage annuled or do i have to go thru the divoce process?

    I recently found out thru the grapevine that my husband started using crack. Hes due for a dui trial [3rd dui, highest rate]...and most likely will be serving jail time. [for the record i dont do anything but smoke cigs and drink very rarely]. I h...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Attorney Folio has provided you with valuable information. Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • Can I make a counter claim for child support if my ex has filed a petition for modification of child support in Pennsylvania?

    My ex-wife filed for child support when we first got divorced. Since then we have been back and forth with several modifications to the support order. It stands now I am only paying for tutition. Next fall we are not sending the kids to private sc...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You need to file a petition immediately. Remember, Philly takes a while to schedule hearings on these types of issues. Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • What can I do? Can I move out? Can I stay with a friend? Can I leave? Or must I stay here and deal with the pain?

    I'm 16 and a sophomore in high school. I've talked to my guidance counselor with my friend about my problem she didn't help much..Basically my problem is my dad. My dad's been verbally and physically abusive my whole childhood. Two years ago he we...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Your friend's mother should consult with an attorney. I'm sorry for what you have been through in this terrible situation, but I can't say more on this forum.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • Child Support Problems.

    SO. we have child support taken out of our unemployment every month. but for the first month, it wasnt taken out. and i was not aware of this, because i never recieved a notice that it wasnt being taken out. until i got a letter to appear in court...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Potentially, yes. Seek to explain your case at the hearing. Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • After a spouse vacates the property, can I legally change the locks?

    My spouse had an affair and has chosen to leave our home. He has been gone for almost 2 weeks. He stops in here at random and just walks in, sometimes when we aren't here. Can I legally change the locks or how long do I wait. This is for in the st...

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    Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • I have full custody.my ex has visits,his girlfriend has been harrassing me for months. can i get her for slander?

    my ex boyfriends new girlfriend was 302d and she has issues. she started calling my kids names and accused my father off drunk driving. she also accused me of child abuse. can i get her for slander?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Probably not, slander is difficult and expensive to prove. You might have a basis to file a petition related to custody under the new PA statute. Read about it yourself or else consult with an attorney, which is probably necessary in this situation.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • Can my fiance adopt my daughter?

    My daughters father has passed away. My current Fiance would like to adopt my daughter. Do we have to be married in order for him to be able to legaly adopt her?

    Christopher’s Answer

    No, but it might make it a lot easier for this to be accomplished. There are excellent attorneys who specialize in adoption law, seek one out through Avvo or other means for a consultation.

    Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  • Can I take action against a teacher for harassment of my son in school?

    A teacher has made statements calling my son "a bad kid", and I have to watch you like a hound, your just as bad as your brother, if I have you in my class next year ,I will fail you. This is a private high school teacher.

    Christopher’s Answer

    This probably doesn't fit the definition of a "child abuse" question for Avvo. That generally refers to a parent or other private party who abuses a child, not an employee of the school. I tried to edit your posting category to include "education" to see if it might appeal to attorneys in the Avvo community who regularly deal with that kind of issue.

    File a motion to file for the best return possible based on your accountant's recommendation, and also asking for that return to be divided equitably. Both parents might benefit.

    Consult with an attorney.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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