Child Custody, Visitation & Relocation

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 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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Choice Of Child’s Pre-School

Mar 20, 2017

Choice of Child’s Pre-School Is Generally Determined By Primary Residential Custodian Parent The family case of Madison v. Davis, 20-4-4617, Chcy. Div.,Ocean Cy. (June 18, 2014) presented legal issues of first impression regarding the rights and obligations of divorced patents when their child attends pre-school. For the reasons set forth in the opinion, the court […]

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GRANDPARENTS’ STATUTORY STANDING TO SEEK CUSTODY OF GRANDCHILDREN BASED SOLELY ON SEPARATION OF PARENTS RULED UNCONSITUTIONAL

Feb 20, 2017

In the family law, grandparent child custody case of D.P. vs. G.J.P. PICS Case No. 16-1161 (Pa. Sept. 9, 2016). Justice Thomas G. Saylor, writing on behalf of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ruled a statutory provision conferring upon grandparents standing to seek custody, based solely on the separation of the parents, was unconstitutional because it is […]

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PARENT MORE THAN LIKELY TO FOSTER CONTACT WITH OTHER PARENT AWARDED PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY

Feb 15, 2017

In the child custody case of A.S.W vs. H.M.W., PICS Case  No 16-1220 (Pa. Super, Sept. 22, 2016) the Honorable Patricia H. Jenkins, writing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the trial court had properly awarded primary physical custody to mother where its findings that mother was more likely to foster contact […]

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A REVIEW OF NEW JERSEY INTERSTATE CHILD RELOCATION LAW

Jan 26, 2017

N.J.S.A. 9:2-2 provides that a child of parents “divorced, separated or living separate,” where the children are “natives” of New Jersey, or have resided for five years within its limits, shall not be removed from the state “against their own consent, if of suitable age to signify the same, nor while under that age without […]

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FATHER AWARDED PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF DAUGHTER AND THE ABILITY TO SELECT DAUGTHER’S SCHOOL

Sep 29, 2016

In the child custody, family law, appellate case of L.D.W v. B.E.W ., PICS Case No.16-0673, (Pa. Super., May 17th 2016) the Honorable Kate Ford Elliot, writing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, ruled that the trial court properly held a de novo trial on remand and properly awarded primary physical custody of parties’ […]

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Court Transfers Venue of a North Carolina Custody Court Order to Pennsylvania When Parents and Child no Longer Reside in North Carolina

Jul 20, 2016

In the child custody jurisdiction litigation case of L.A. vs. A.D., PICS Case No. 14-1145, (C.P. Lycoming County, July 2, 2014), the Honorable Joy Reynolds McCoy ruled because plaintiff mother and her child no longer lived in North Carolina, plaintiff petitioned to transfer venue to Lycoming County, Pa., where she resided was granted. Mother requested […]

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