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Kayden Vaporis and Associates | 26 South 6th Street | Indiana, PA 15701 | Ph: 724-465-5653 | Fax: 724-465-5654

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Is there a specific age when my child can decide where they want to live?

No.  There’s a common misconception that children can choose which parent to live with when they turn 12.  That is not the case.  However, under Pennsylvania’s Custody Factors, one of the factors that a court must consider when making a custody determination is “the well-reasoned preference of the child, based on the child’s maturity and judgment.”  It is up to the court as to how much weight to give this factor, and it is not necessarily the “deciding factor.”

Does Common Law Marriage exist in Pennsylvania?

Common law marriage was abolished in Pennsylvania as of January 2, 2005.  That means that no new common law marriages can be entered into as of that date.  However, Pennsylvania still recognizes common law marriages that were entered into before January 2, 2005.  It is important to note that there is no specific length of time that you have to live together to establish a common law marriage.  To establish a common law marriage, there must have been an exchange of words in the present tense expressing an intent to be married (“You are my husband/wife/spouse.”), and it must have occurred on or before January 1, 2005. 

Can I terminate the parental rights of my child’s other parent and become a single parent?

No.  At this time, while Pennsylvania law allows a single person to adopt a child, it does not allow a person who already has a child with someone else to legally make themselves a single parent.  If you wish to terminate the parental rights of the other party, there must be someone else who is willing to adopt in their place.  This is true even if the other biological parent would agree to terminate their rights.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has further specified that the person who is adopting in place of a parent cannot be a grandparent.  For example, Mother cannot terminate Father’s rights so that Grandfather can adopt in Father’s place.  Put another way, Mother and Grandfather cannot legally be the child’s parents together. 

Civil Litigation with finesse.

With a savvy eye for contract law, consumer protections, mediation and courtroom details, Kayden Vaporis and Associates will mount the best possible case for you no matter which side of a dispute you are on.

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Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, hurt because of a defective product, or you’ve slipped and fallen, you now have to deal with doctors, pain management and medical insurance. This can all be disheartening, making you feel that much worse. Let us take some of the burden off your shoulders. Our attorney Michael Vaporis is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Indiana County who fully investigates your accident and proceeds in the way that’s best for you. Sometimes a settlement can be made quickly. Other times, waiting to understand the full extent of your injuries is the best way to get the maximum possible compensation. Litigation may be an option.

PERSONAL INJURY THROUGH NEGLIGENCE

When your injuries have been caused by someone else’s negligence or malice, you may have a personal injury case. There are many different types of injury claims. A few of the most common cases we handle are:

Product liability — Our product liability lawyer in Indiana County has years of experience establishing that the manufacturer, distributor, supplier or retailer is responsible for your injuries.

Slip and fall accidents — When you have been injured on someone else’s property, liability for your injuries can be determined by our slip and fall attorney in Indiana County.

We’ll walk you through the your case — step by step
When you search for personal injury lawyers in Indiana County, choose Kayden Vaporis and Associates to evaluate your case as soon as possible. We assess your insurance company’s settlement offer. We are not intimidated by insurance companies. Although many personal injury cases settle out of court, we take your case to trial if a settlement is not in your best interests. And you can rest assured that you won’t pay any attorney’s fees unless a settlement or recovery is reached.

AUTO ACCIDENTS

We have one of the most persistent auto accidents attorneys in Indiana County. We knows how to prove that the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident through failure to pay attention or take reasonable care.

PRODUCT LIABILITY

Our product liability lawyer in Indiana County has years of experience establishing that the manufacturer, distributor, supplier or retailer is responsible for your injuries.

SLIP AND FALL INJURIES

When you have been injured on someone else’s property, liability for your injuries can be determined by our slip and fall attorney in Indiana County.

Contract Law

Kayden Vaporis and Associates are highly skilled in dealing with both business contract law and personal issues.

Conflicts will arise between neighbors, landlords and tenants, you and the local government, business associates and competitors, employees and employers or you and a business (both hometown establishments, and the big national companies).

Our mission is to help you resolve these conflicts as painlessly as possible maintaining friendly local relationships if possible. When negotiations are impossible we’ll fight for you.

There’s no case too large or too small. It’s always best to get legal advice before trying to deal with the stress of hopping these legal minefields. As they say, let the lawyers sort it out.

Whether you need help starting up a business, dealing with the legal headaches of a successful business, or have problems with someone else’s business, we can help.

We also represent religious institutions in a wide range of issues.

 

We have experience on both sides of landlord/tenant disputes will ensure that problems are resolved safely and legally.

Real Estate

If you need representation in a property dispute, ranging from boundary line issues, deed problems, easement disputes, unwanted constructions/fences, timber theft, or adverse possession, we are here to help.

Property disputes can be uncomfortable, as they often involve neighbors, which means that you’re living with the dispute on a daily basis. We will work hard to help reduce your stress and resolve the conflict.

Property disputes are each unique and fact-specific, so please bring any pictures, surveys, deeds, or other applicable documents to your free consultation so that we may assess your particular situation, and advise accordingly.

We have experience on both sides of landlord/tenant disputes will ensure that problems are resolved safely and legally.

Property Disputes

If you need representation in a property dispute, ranging from boundary line issues, deed problems, easement disputes, unwanted constructions/fences, timber theft, or adverse possession, we are here to help.

Property disputes can be uncomfortable, as they often involve neighbors, which means that you’re living with the dispute on a daily basis. We will work hard to help reduce your stress and resolve the conflict.

Property disputes are each unique and fact-specific, so please bring any pictures, surveys, deeds, or other applicable documents to your free consultation so that we may assess your particular situation, and advise accordingly.

We have experience on both sides of landlord/tenant disputes will ensure that problems are resolved safely and legally.

Workplace Discrimination

EMPLOYEE TERMINATION AND DISCRIMINATION

Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer can fire you for any reason, other than for your status as a member of a protected class. Protected classes include the following:

Some examples of employment discrimination include, but are not limited to:

If you are a member of a protected class, and have been discriminated against in the workplace, our attorneys are here to fight for your rights.

Both the state and federal deadlines require a claim to be filed within 180 days (approx. 6 months) of the discrimination taking place, so it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your case in a timely fashion.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is still very common in the workplace. If you are a victim contact us immediately. Harassment doesn’t necessarily need to be overt or obvious; a pervasive uncomfortable work culture like frequent sexually themed jokes is a form of harassment.

B2B Disputes / Business Defamation

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS CONTRACTS

If you are entering a business arrangement as a small or large business owner, contact us to help draft and/or review a contract to ensure your best interests are protected.

We can review franchisee contracts and documents before you jump into becoming a business owner and explain things to you in clear language.

We can also help draft partnership agreements before you go into business with someone else. It’s always good to establish clear roles and responsibilities right from the start, especially if you are going into business with family or a personal friend.

If another party has violated a contract with you, we will take all steps necessary to ensure a satisfactory outcome and collect any damages that you may be entitled to.

BUSINESS DEFAMATION

If someone has unfairly damaged your business reputation through slander and or libel, then contact us immediately.

Consumer Protection

We handle all manner of consumer protection cases from unfair debt collection, faulty or dangerous products and product liability, misleading or false advertising, warranty breaches, violations of consumer privacy or other protections to “lemon law” motor vehicle cases.

We can also help with motor vehicle purchase and lease contracts, whether you are a victim of unfair or predatory practices or you need help with a complex contract like a fleet of business vehicles.

We have experience on both sides of landlord/tenant disputes will ensure that problems are resolved safely and legally.

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Featured Services
Navigation
Contact Us / Find Our Offices

We're ready to help you.

Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM / 1:00PM-4:00PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM / 1:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM / 1:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM / 1:00PM-4:00PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Off Hours and Evenings By Appointment

Kayden Vaporis and Associates | 26 South 6th Street | Indiana, PA 15701 | Ph: 724-465-5653 | Fax: 724-465-5654

Kayden & Vaporis, LLC. © 2022 All rights reserved.

FREE 30 Minute Consultation