Child Custody, Visitation & Relocation

CAN GRANDPARENTS BE AWARDED GRANDPARENT CUSTODY OF GRANDCHILDREN?

Oct 19, 2017

Grandparent custody of a grandchild or grandchildren may be awarded under certain circumstances. However, there must be a compelling reason for grandparents to be awarded custody if either parent of the child is alive and capable of or interested in parenting the child. READ MORE…………   How to Get Grandparent Custody of Grandchildren  Grandparent custody […]

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COURT DECLINES JURISDICTION OVER CHILD CUSTODY CASE WHEN CHILDREN RESIDE IN NORTH CAROLINA

Oct 17, 2017

While Pennsylvania had jurisdiction over the parties’ two children who lived in North Carolina with their mother, the court declined to exercise jurisdiction over this custody dispute because North Carolina, where the children received significant medical care, was the more appropriate forum. The court granted mother’s preliminary objection. Read More…   Mother and father are […]

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GRANDPARENTS’ RIGHTS AND VISITATION & RELOCATION

Oct 12, 2017

  Grandparents’ rights to visitation with their grandchildren may be different depending on the state in which the grandparents and grandchildren live. Grandparents can petition in court for grandparent visitation rights, but there are some restrictions on their ability to do so. READ MORE… The biggest obstacle to grandparents petitioning for visitation rights is that […]

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Stepparent Child Visitation Rights

Oct 10, 2017

Custody battles are often ugly between divorcing biological parents, but when a biological parent and a stepparent get divorced, does the stepparent have a legal right to child visitation? READ MORE… The answer to that question depends largely on the state in which the parents reside, but in general, stepparents seeking child visitation rights have […]

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PARENT WHO WAS MORE AVAILABLE FOR CHILD WAS AWARDED PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY

Sep 27, 2017

Where the parents had a history of poor communication, primary physical custody of the child was awarded to mother who had a more flexible schedule. Read More…   The parents were the unmarried parents of a five year old boy, S.T.L. Their existing custody order provided that the parties shared legal custody of their son. […]

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VENUE FOR CHILD CUSTODY CASES

Sep 22, 2017

A court no longer has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a child custody matter, if neither the child nor the father live in that county. Under Pa. R.C.P. 1915(a)(1), venue is proper in the county where the child had resided within the last six months, or where the child and at least one parent had a […]

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MOTHER NOT IN CONTEMPT FOR DE MINIMUS VIOLATIONS OF CHILD CUSTODY ORDER

Jun 21, 2017

  In the family law, child custody case of Rehak vs. Thompson, PICS Case No. 1700772 (C.P. Allegheny Dec. 2, 2016) the Court held that mother was not in contempt of court for de minimus custody order violations, including her failure to log the child’s summer camp activity on a shared calendar and her occasional […]

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PRIMARY CHILD CUSTODY AWARDED TO FATHER IN CHILD’S BEST INTEREST

Jun 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS: CHILD CUSTODY In the family law, child custody case of Scharf v. Pham, PICS Case No. 17-0765, (C.P. Allegheny Dec. 5, 2016) the court modified custody of a four year old child to give primary custody to father once the child started kindergarten. This change was in the child’s best interests […]

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Unwed Fathers- How To Get Child Custody

May 17, 2017

HOW TO GET CHILD CUSTODY AND CHILD VISITATION FOR UNWED FATHERS Unwed fathers can obtain visitation or custody of their children through a paternity suit, sometimes referred to as a suit affecting parent-child relationship (SAPCR). The first phase of obtaining custody or visitation is procedural. The eventual outcome, however, will depend on several factors including […]

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Burden In Establishing Child Relocation

May 03, 2017

Mother Did Not Meet Her Burden In Establishing That Children Relocation Will Serve The Children’s Best Interest In the family law, child relocation case of Noss V. Merrill, PICS Case No. 16-0975, (C.P., Centre, July 22, 2016) the Honorable Pamela A. Ruest denied mother’s child’s relocation request. Mother’s request to relocate her three children to […]

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