Child Custody, Visitation & Relocation
VENUE FOR CHILD CUSTODY CASES
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 significant connection with the county other than mere presence, and where there was substantial evidence concerning the child’s protection, training and personal relationships.
Reference: VanDunk v. VanDunk, PICS Case No. 17-1332, (C.P. Monroe, June 22, 2017), Digest of Recent Opinions, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 40 PLW 845 September 12, 2017.