Pennsylvania experimented with the use of a parental coordinator in custody cases, as you may recall from a prior post on this site That is to say, in PA, a judge could appoint a parental coordinator to enforce a custody order or handle the process of making modifications to it. Good Law? Long story short, in 2013, Pennsylvania ended… Continue reading UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA
What is a “parenting coordinator”? A parenting coordinator is a person appointed by the judge in custody cases to help execute and coordinate ancillary issues of a custody order. This helps ease the burden of the trial judge in dealing with the day to day aspects of implementing a custody order. Parenting coordination has become a significant area of… Continue reading The Use of a Parenting Coordinator
At the end of 2011, the custody laws in Pennsylvania were changed. The courts still look at the best interest of the child above all. Interestingly, however, Section 5328 of the new legislation sets forth 15 factors that a court must consider when awarding custody. We practice in Western PA. Out in Eastern PA, the law firm of Karen Ann… Continue reading The New Child Custody Law – 15 Factors A Court Must Consider
As CNN and others have reported, the marriage between Joh and Kate Gosselin has terminated in divorce, but does that mean the saga is over? Apparently, they have an agreement on custody. They will have shared physical custody. Kate will have primary at the marital residence and Jon will see the children on some sort of schedule. In Pennsylvania,… Continue reading The Jon and Kate Gosselin Saga: Not Quite Over.
The New York Times has recently reported on an unusual child support case. There, a mother in an intact family cheated on her husband and became pregnant. The husband acted as a father to the child even after the husband suspected the child was not his. Husband and wife separated. The husband agreed to pay child support while… Continue reading Western PA Case Profiled in the New York Times
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