Child Custody, Visitation & Relocation

More Fathers Are Getting Custody in Divorce

Oct 30, 2013

Working Mother Magazine published a package of articles called “Lost Custody” about the new reality of divorce and child custody for working mothers. It is filled with tales of women who were the primary earners in a marriage, and who watched their husbands gain primary physical custody of their children when the marriage ended. There […]

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Relocation Not In Best Interests of the Minor Child

Oct 21, 2013

In the Family Law case of F.G. v. S.K., PICS Case No. 13-2665 (C.P. Northampton August 15, 2013), the Honorable Anthony S.Beltrami denied a mother’s petition to relocate with her minor child because the mother’s proposition that the type of employment she had obtained in Milwaukee was not available closer to the father’s residence. The […]

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Termination of Parental Rights Based on Deplorable Home Conditions

Oct 16, 2013

In the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas Case in re P.D. & E.D., PICS Case No. 13-2688, the Honorable Joy Reynolds McCoy terminated the parental rights of mother and father as to their two young children after finding they repeatedly failed to improve deplorable home conditions and failed to follow through on social service […]

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Grandparents As Primary Caregiver

Oct 11, 2013

As American parents have grappled with financial peril and other woes over the last decade, grandparents have stepped in to help. Grandparents were the primary caregiver for more than 3 million children in 2011 — a 20% increase from the turn of the millennium, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday. The numbers surged during the […]

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Four Costs Comparisons: International and Domestic Adoption, Surrogacy and Foster Adoption

Oct 04, 2013

Jimmy Fallon is bursting at the seams over his baby girl, Winnie, who was born via a surrogate to him and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, in late July. And let’s not forget about Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s nearly 1-year-old, Duke, also born via a surrogate. From surrogates to adoption, there’s a baby boom happening in […]

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Eggs In Divorce Settlement

Sep 13, 2013

This kind of scenario is playing out at fertility clinics across the country: a couple might have always planned to have kids but then the marriage unraveled; or they might have tried but failed to get pregnant; or they might have one child already, but the woman really wanted another. Now she’s 35. Or 38. […]

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Philadelphia, Chester and Montgomery Counties, PA?

Sep 12, 2013

The Law Firm of Pozzuolo Rodden, P.C., Philadelphia Family Law Lawyers, release the question of the month: “Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Philadelphia, Chester and Montgomery Counties, PA”? In early 2011, new child custody legislation was enacted in Pennsylvania. These statutes directly address a grandparent’s right to custody and visitation, whether physical or legal, […]

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