Dawn Padanyi

Dawn Padanyi

Law Office of Dawn Padanyi, LLC
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Family Law, Divorce...
  • Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
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Dawn Padanyi is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Syracuse University College of Law where she was the Co-Director of the Grant Opportunity Program and a member of the Community Development Law Clinic While at Syracuse, Ms. Padanyi was chosen to receive two grants to perform legal work at the local and state level. Ms. Padanyi is a Pennsylvania and Massachusetts licensed attorney. She is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also proud to be selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Bucks County Bar Association. Prior to founding the Law Office of Dawn Padanyi, she practiced law at a couple of large firms in Center City Philadelphia then relocated to practice at a Bucks County law office in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Padanyi regularly volunteers her legal services to help indigent clients throughout Bucks County.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord Tenant
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Member of Board of Directors
Bucks County Bar Association
- Current
Managing Attorney
Law Office of Dawn Padanyi, LLC
- Current
Attorney
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Education
Syracuse University
J.D. (2005)
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Mount Holyoke College
B.A. (2002)
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Awards
Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Professional Associations
Bucks County Bar Association
Director
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Calculating Basic Child Support in Pennsylvania
Avvo Legal Guides
Speaking Engagements
Why Intestacy is Not Preferred, Jamison, PA
Business Network International
The benefits of having a will and the draw backs of the intestacy statute in pennsylvania
Certifications
Family Law Mediation
Good Shepherd
Legal Answers
66 Questions Answered

Q. My spouse is in the process of listing our vacation home for sale behind my back. How should I deal with it?
A: Contact a local family attorney to assist you with all the facts known. Issues concerning the title and mortgage may prevent him from successfully listing the property without you.
Q. Kids Live in SC, I live in PA, Kids want to live with me, What is the process & what are my odds?
A: I agree with my colleague regarding jurisdiction, if you do not already have a custody order. If you have a custody order in one state already, typically that State keeps the case until jurisdiction is transferred. You may need to return to the State that currently has jurisdiction of your custody matter. Schedule a consult with a local attorney that can hear ALL the facts and then advise you where you need to initiate this custodial change.
Q. I misplaced my order for custody. I would'nt want to be held in contempt. How do I get a copy of my order?
A: You can go to the Court which entered the order and request another copy . Some courts have these documents available online. You can contact the prothonotary or clerk's office for assistance in getting a new copy.
Q. My wife and I both have children from previous marriages she has three children I have two children
A: This is not a family law question as much as it is a estate planning question. How your estate is divided is a personal issue between you and your spouse. Schedule a consultation with a local estate planning attorney to discuss your options.
Q. Is child support mandatory in the state of Pennsylvania? I am in the middle of getting divorced and have 2 kids.
A: No, a child support order is not mandatory in Pennsylvania, however one may be required to file for support if one is applying for cash assistance. There are some exceptions to this as well. Consult with a local attorney for assistance in making the decision on whether to file for child support.
Q. Enforce a Marital Agreement post divorced
A: The terms of your marital settlement agreement are the road map for your rights concerning the home and attorney's fees. It would be wise to schedule a consultation with an attorney to review your marital settlement agreement then advise you on the next appropriate steps to meet your goals. Most Agreements include enforcement provisions with the potential for attorney's fees if either party is found to be in contempt of the agreement.
Q. My 18 year old son is still in high school but has moved into his girlfriends mom's place. Can they legally get child
A: Contact a local lawyer in your jurisdiction to determine if you are legally vulnerable to the entry of a child support order against you for the support of your son. There are more details needed and it would behoove you to discuss those privately rather than on a public forum. 23 PA CS § 5324 addresses standing for any form of physical custody or legal custody in Pennsylvania.
Q. Filing Motion to Request to Take Children Out of Country
A: Contact a local lawyer that practices in your jurisdiction to assist you in getting the matter before the Court. There are many procedural rules that must be followed to make sure that Court systems runs smoothly.
Q. Inn what ways can I effectively respond to my boys' father who is seeking a modification? What is imputed income?
A: You need to speak with a local family law attorney familiar with support proceedings to assist you in making the best case possible and to ensure that you have admissible evidence.
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196 W. Ashland Street, Suite 307
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
Telephone: (267) 217-3296
Doylestown
37 S. Clinton Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
Telephone: (267) 217-3296
Fax: (267) 224-4547