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April 2016 Archives

What are grandparents' rights and the laws concerning them?

The make-up and dynamics of families are different today than they used to in some ways and are commonly changing. The role of grandparents has also changed in some families and an increasing focus on grandparents' rights has been present in society today and the laws reflect that. Laws in each state govern grandparent visitation and many grandparents may wonder what grandparents' rights are and how those laws may impact a request for visitation of their grandchildren.

Keep the child's needs first after a divorce

No matter what type of parenting time a parent in Philadelphia has with the person's child after a divorce -- be it sole custody, shared custody or visitation time -- parents may quickly learn that they still must work together as co-parents when it comes to raising their child. In fact, successful co-parenting can greatly benefit the child who is adjusting to life after the divorce.

Actress Drew Barrymore announces divorce

Pennsylvania residents who are about to enter into a divorce may become more acutely aware of divorce stories that appear in the news. Although much about divorce cases covered in the news may be un-relatable to many -- they are, after all, usually about the rich and famous -- certain elements of these divorce cases may prove to be educational. By looking at how these celebrity divorce cases play out, Pennsylvania residents can often relate these situations to their own.