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March 2015 Archives

Helping a toddler cope with the pressures of the parents' divorce

When a couple with a toddler decides to part ways, the couple must understand that the separation of the parents can have a damaging effect on the child. If a toddler sees that one parent is away almost all of the time, except for during the visitation hours, that child may feel abandoned, which may lead to erratic behavior. Therefore, it is important for such parents in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere in the United States, to work together to make the divorce process as easy as possible for the toddler.

Become a super parent in post-divorce child custody issues

Every child has a favorite superhero, be it Superman, Spider-Man or Captain America. Superheroes save mankind from monsters, villains and evil gangs. They have the ability to defy the odds in spite of adversity. Anyone can be a superhero in daily life, and that includes divorcing parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To be a superhero to children, it does not take any kind of special power or supernatural ability; it takes love, commitment and communication, especially among divorcing parents.

What visitation rights do grandparents have in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, as in most states, when a couple divorces, one parent may be granted custody of any minor children and the other parent is given visitation rights. Still, what about grandparents? Will they also have access to their grandchildren? In other words, do these important family members also have visitation or custody rights?

Guiding Pennsylvania parents through child support modification

Financial support given by a Pennsylvania parent who lives apart from the child plays a significant role in the life of that child. In many cases, the child support provided by a non-custodial parent becomes the primary source of suppport for the child. Child support can buy the basic necessities for a child and pays for school fees and extracurricular expenses.