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Can a final judgement (divorce decree) be amended?

Answered 27 minutes ago by attorney Cindy S. Vova | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Divorce

Cindy S. Vova
  Even though you are clear as far as the IRS goes, you may not be clear as far as your divorce decree goes. Typically, even if a debt is on one spouse's name (where, for example, the credit card company cannot come after the other spouse) that does not make the debt non-marital and... Read More
  Even though you are clear as far as the IRS goes, you may not be clear as far as your divorce decree goes. Typically, even if a debt is... Read More

Will my house be considered community property?

Answered 34 minutes ago by attorney Cindy S. Vova | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Divorce

Cindy S. Vova
  It depends.  First, since you lost it in foreclosure, is there a deficiency judgment against your husband and you?  That still counts as a liability of the marriage.  Further, if your friend is "gifting" it to you, technically it would not become marital property. ... Read More
  It depends.  First, since you lost it in foreclosure, is there a deficiency judgment against your husband and you?  That still... Read More

Husband cheating on me while overseas?

Answered a hour ago by attorney Cindy S. Vova | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Divorce

Cindy S. Vova
  To file for divorce in FL you have to be a resident of the state of FL for 6 months prior to filing of the petition. For the state to have jurisdiction over the children they have to live in the state for 6 months prior to filing of the petition as well (unless a court action was instituted... Read More
  To file for divorce in FL you have to be a resident of the state of FL for 6 months prior to filing of the petition. For the state to have... Read More
Cindy S. Vova
  You need to file the financial affidavit and comply with the mandatory disclosure requirements. At the hearing, you will need to prove that the house is non-marital, purchased prior to the marriage or acquired during marriage but with non-marital funds. You will need supporting documents to... Read More
  You need to file the financial affidavit and comply with the mandatory disclosure requirements. At the hearing, you will need to prove that... Read More
Bruce Robins
No.  You will get discovery during the course of the litigation.  If you file a motion to dismiss, however, you may force the plaintiff to reveal the evidence he/she/it has.
No.  You will get discovery during the course of the litigation.  If you file a motion to dismiss, however, you may force the plaintiff to... Read More

how to fire my lawyer before litigation begins?

Answered 2 hours ago by attorney Bruce Robins | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Litigation

Bruce Robins
Fire them by saying, preferably in writing, "You're fired.  I don't want you to do any more work on my case."  Or words to that effect.  Of course, you will have to pay them for the work they do before you fire them.
Fire them by saying, preferably in writing, "You're fired.  I don't want you to do any more work on my case."  Or words to that... Read More
William L. Geary
You might try to do an agreement regarding him "signing over" rights but it will not be enforceable so long as the child is a minor since the court will maintain jurisdiction to still do orders on time with the  parents and also child support (and, if you are on public assistance, the state... Read More
You might try to do an agreement regarding him "signing over" rights but it will not be enforceable so long as the child is a minor since the court... Read More

Auto Warranty exclusions. Are they legal?

Answered 3 hours ago by attorney Patrick Johnson | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Consumer Law

Patrick Johnson
The wording of the warranty would regulate their liability.
The wording of the warranty would regulate their liability.
Michael E. Fiffik
It depends on whether your company has a written policy or consistent past practice of paying cash for accrued but unused paid time off.  There is no law that entitles an employee to be paid for unused vacation time.  You'd need to have a valid employment contract, an employee manual or... Read More
It depends on whether your company has a written policy or consistent past practice of paying cash for accrued but unused paid time off.  There... Read More
Michael E. Fiffik
Yes you can.  This is very common thing to do.  LLCs are frequently used by real esate investors. 
Yes you can.  This is very common thing to do.  LLCs are frequently used by real esate investors. 
Michael E. Fiffik
Sounds like she may have a claim for overtime pay.  She needs to speak with an experienced empolyment attorney.  I presume her employer has classified her as a "manager" in order to avoid paying overtime.  Misclassification issues are very commonly used to cheat workers of wages due... Read More
Sounds like she may have a claim for overtime pay.  She needs to speak with an experienced empolyment attorney.  I presume her employer has... Read More
Michael E. Fiffik
It is unsual for pesons in a divorce to remain living in the same house together for any length of time. If you previously agreed to leave upon separation, what good will it do to quibble over the technicalities of whether you are separated?  in the event of a dispute and you're proven right,... Read More
It is unsual for pesons in a divorce to remain living in the same house together for any length of time. If you previously agreed to leave upon... Read More

Terminated

Answered 4 hours ago by attorney Michael E. Fiffik | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Labor and Employment

Michael E. Fiffik
Pennsylvania is an employment at will state.  There are few exceptions so even if your termination is arbitrary or unfair, it is likley valid.  But you need to share the details with an experienced employment attorney to get specific advice for your situation.  You should file for... Read More
Pennsylvania is an employment at will state.  There are few exceptions so even if your termination is arbitrary or unfair, it is likley... Read More

What does my wife need to have?

Answered 4 hours ago by attorney Michael E. Fiffik | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Residential Real Estate

Michael E. Fiffik
The power of attorney form will detail scope and extent of her powers as her parents' agent.  But the situation begs another qeuestion -- why does she want to borrow against the property?  What will the money be used for?  The loan may or may not be an appropriate thing to do,... Read More
The power of attorney form will detail scope and extent of her powers as her parents' agent.  But the situation begs another qeuestion -- why... Read More
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