My wife has recently admitted an affair and I would like to know how to begin the divorce process.
The divorce process begins with filing a complaint for divorce. This is usually done in the county where you and your spouse reside. There are several issues that you may need to address: 1) equitable distribution 2) spousal support/alimony, 3) child custody, 4) child support and others. I would definitely recommend contacting an experience divorce attorney to assist you with this. A good attorney can really make a difference in your case.See question
Legally separated over 10 years. Support is current. Paperwork was filed over 30 days ago.
as long as you have been separated over 2 years, your divorce should take approximately 3 months, provided that you serve your spouce and file all necessary documents without much delaySee question
My husband and I have been separated for over 2 years - he committed adultery and had a child outside of our marriage. Rather than fight for a "fault" divorce, I just want this to be over. I went for a consultation with an attorney who advised th...
the best way is to hire an attorneySee question
Our divorce was approved by the family masters office and sent to the judge to be signed off on. I have seen other cases on the prothonotary search that have their divorces signed off on in a couple of days, but the judge has had our file for o...
It really depends on the judge and his/her scheduleSee question
My ex has a felony drug charge on his record and is on probation until next year. If I filed for sole custody would my chances of winning be favorable? He also deals drugs and smokes marijuana which concerns me with him being around my child. I'm...
As an attorney practicing in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, i can tell you that similarly in both of these States, your ex's felony drug conviction and ongoing drug use will help you in your custody battle. It is hard to say, however, if it will be enough to result in "sole" custody in your favor. Your ex may still be able to retain shared legal custody and supervised visitations with your child. Finally, you may have to follow the requirements of the Pennsylvania Relocation Statute before moving out of state with the child. It sounds like you are dealing with too many issues for you to try to navigate them alone. I strongly recommend retaining an experienced family lawyer. Feel free to contact me if, you have any additional questions regarding this.See question
Does a parent who first filed for Temporary Custody of a child, have an edge in getting the order approved? If i want custody, should i file for a temporary custody right when i file for divorce?
There really is no "edge" by filing first. The court determines custody based on "the best interest of the child" standard and not on who filed first.See question
I am in the states now and she remained in Europe (not sure where). Our divorce was obtained in Norway where I was last year (2013). Is the divorce valid? Am I free to marry again? What would be the legal implications (Still married in Kenya while...
US will recognize a divorce from a foreign country, as long as it is a legally obtained divorce. Not sure what legal implications you may have in Kenya. I suggest you contact an attorney there. One more thing to be aware of, if there are some potential immigration implications, INS has a history of not recognizing divorce obtained in a foreign country, if neither one of the parties could prove his/hers residence there at the time of the divorce action.See question
My case is just a grandparent that wants partial custody, I feel it shouldn't get dragged out he doesn't have any ground. But, I if in trial it is best be represented even more when a false statement was made in the petition.
Most family law attorneys charge by the hour. It depends on how long does the case continueSee question
At the time of agreed-to divorce settlement, I was under the impression that my salary and earning potential would be greater than it is for a position in Pittsburgh, PA vs. Los Angeles, CA. My standard of living, with joint custody, has decreas...
I agree. Without special provision in a Property Settlement Agreement, alimony award is not modifiable in Pennsylvania. However, I would need to have some additional info to give a more complete response.See question
I am trying to show a history of pattern with my mother and my brothers father in a custody case. I found on the Unified Judicial System of PA that he was arrested 4 times with in the past 2 years. Are Web dockets from the judicial system website ...
Yes. You should be able to introduce the dockets. This falls into one of the exceptions to the hearsay ruleSee question