Eric Michael Gibson

Eric Michael Gibson

Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C.
  • Family Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

We specialize in Family and Criminal Law matters.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    1/2 hour
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C.
- Current
Attorney
Bentley Law Office, P.C.
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Assistant Public Defender
Berks County Office of the Public Defender
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Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. / Law
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. How do I go about getting a publication divorce?
A: You have make an effort to locate your spouse and then petition the court for service by publication showing you made such effort. The amount of effort will vary depending on the facts of each case.
Q. April 2003 was charged and pled guilty to "18 § 5504 §§A1" - Harassment by communication
A: It may have been repealed for a number of reasons and this does not mean you are entitled to have it expunged. That crime now exists under 18 Sec 2709. However if it was a summary offense there is a procedure for expungement when you have been crime free for 5 years since the conviction (guilty plea.)
Q. I am in PA, HUbbs is in nursing home in Canada, separated since 2007. How to file for divorce?
A: You can file in your county under 3301(d)(1) Irretrievable breakdown - living separate and apart for 2 years. Contact a local family law attorney
Q. My mother found a wallet in a store, didn't turn it in right away, now they want to charge her for theft what can she do
A: She should get a lawyer because it sounds like she has a pretty good defense. "THEFT OF PROPERTY LOST, MISLAID: A person who comes into control of property of another that he knows to have been lost or mislaid . . . is guilty of theft if, with intent to deprive the owner thereof, he fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to a person entitled to have it." Sounds like she took reasonable measures to restore the property. They also need the victim to testify that she didn't have permission to have his wallet. In this case it seems like the victim may agree she had permission to return the wallet to him.
Q. How do I obtain free forms to expunge my criminal records?
A: Check your county's court website, law library or with the probation office.
Q. Can one parent restrict who a child sees?
A: If there isn't a court order than the short answer is no. However there is nothing preventing either parent from withholding custody or altering the custody arrangement either.
Q. I am recently separated and my ex just moved out and took my son to an unknown address. Is that legal?
A: It depends, but if there is no court order you both have custody rights - however PA does have relocation laws which your ex may have violated. You should file for custody immediately.
Q. How does someone terminate parental rights voluntarily
A: This is normally done in the context of an adoption either by another adult (such as a stepparent) or by putting the child up for adoption with an agency. A party needs to petition the court and consent to the termination.
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Contact & Map
Berks Office
1118 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610
USA
Telephone: (610) 685-8000
Fax: (610) 685-5314
Lancaster Office
313 W. Liberty St.
Liberty Place Suite 124
Lancaster, PA 17603
USA
Telephone: (717) 842-0803
Lebanon Office
279 N Zinns Mill Rd
Lebanon, PA 17042
USA
Telephone: (717) 842-0803