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Thank you for your quick response. Pennsylvania.
Wow! You're pretty quick yourself!
So, does either your sister or her husband have attorneys?
Was the judge just saying it'd be two years until a divorce trial?
They both have attornies. Michele (my sis) attorney said she had nothing to worry about but on Tuesday Ken (the husband) stated in the courtroom he does not want a divorce. He is just trying to not pay the debts they have; he doesn't make the house payments or bill payments and barely gives her anything at present.This has been going on for a YEAR!
Yeah, I'm sitting here at the computer...she is drowning and I want to try to help.
What her attorney needs to do right away, and should have already done, is to make a motion for temporary support and perhaps alimony. The fact that the attorney hasn't done this already makes me concerned about the attorney, but then, I don't know the whole story.
That's for wanting to accept. You haven't seen it yet because I hadn't clicked "answer" on my side yet.
I'll be happy to chat some more even if you click "accept" now. At some point, however, I'm going to go offline for the evening, but WILL be back tomorrow.
You're very welcome. I always tell people to check references on attorneys - you're hiring a very expensive employee. Some attorneys are overwhelmed with work; some just procrastinate.
Here are a couple of websites to give your sister if she wants to do a bit of background reading:
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