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Understanding the various complexities of child custody


The city of brotherly love has seen its share of acrimonious battles over child custody lawsuits. Biological parents and guardians of minor children often seek sole or primary custody of these children thinking they know what is in their best interest. However, the courts ultimately decide what is in the best interests of the children concerned. The attorneys at Testa & Pagnanelli LLC often consult with various school authorities as well as neighbors, the child's medical practitioner, relatives and other concerned parties in order to ascertain that the best interests of the child may lay with one parent having primary or sole custody.

The success of child custody arrangements depends on the parents


Involving children directly in any divorce case adds challenges to an already complicated legal issue. Divorced parents in Philadelphia know how difficult it is to discuss child custody issues. Divorcing parents often find it impossible to find the best custody arrangement because they do not want to separate from their children. However, as the divorce unfolds, parents realize that the family dynamic is about to change and that they must find the best possible arrangement that prioritizes the best interests of the children.

Taking care of child custody problems with mediation


For many couples, the most difficult part of a divorce is not dividing property, but dividing time with their children. This is never an easy process for divorced couples. For some, the wounds of a break-up are still raw and constantly communicating with a parent does not help with the situation. However, parents in Pennsylvania should consider that the situation is not about both of them but for the best interests of the child.

Actor denied child custody helps parents in same situation


For Philadelphia residents who follow his lengthy acting career, Jason Patric has played both hero and villain. In the eyes of the people who follow his child custody dispute, he may be perceived as both. However, Patric recently played hero to parents facing a similar situation.

Shared parenting can make a difference in child custody disputes


In Philadelphia, the best interests of the child is the focal point of all child custody issues. However, in divorce, divorcing parents often forget the fact that their children's future is on the line in every child custody dispute. In most cases, one parent often aims to gain the sole custody of the child without considering the feelings of the other parent who may also want to have a relationship with the child. Limited visitation rights will be difficult for the non-custodial parent and for the child as well.

Exercising grandparents' rights can be complicated


People in their golden years are the anchors of many American families. Looking after their grandchildren and sharing precious moments with them is a joy for many grandparents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and across the country. It is one reason why many grandparents step forward if their children cannot take care of their own children.

Child custody battle heats up between skier and ex-girlfriend


The custody battle between Olympic skier Bode Miller and his former girlfriend Sara McKenna is one of the most talked about family law issues in the U.S. at the moment, including in Philadelphia. Some people assumed that the relationship would not last, which is what happened. They met through a matchmaker and their romantic relationship quickly faded. However, they are still connected; they have a son, who is in the middle of their child custody battle.

Settling child custody with an uncooperative ex-spouse


Many divorced couples, including those in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, understand that disputes arising from child custody and visitation can occur. Disputes are possible because parents are concerned about their child; however, sometimes, a divorced parent may be uncooperative with his or her co-parent because of bitter feelings toward the other spouse.

Special occasions a custody and visitation concern for parents


Child custody matters are not a common divorce issue that ends when the divorce has been finalized. Although child custody mainly concerns the best interests of the child, not all parents are necessarily on the same page when it comes to what that means. Conflicts and disagreements are expected. Even parents in Philadelphia may relate to this. Unfortunately, the disputes between parents may also happen during the child's special events.

Parenting coordination in child custody disputes


In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania many residents are submerged in their ongoing divorce battles. These battles may become more grueling because a divorcing couple often disagrees regarding child custody issues. Although the parents' aim is to act in the child's best interest, parents sometimes become so involved in these heated battles that they tend to forget about the child. Fortunately, there is a promising profession that may help these co-parents properly coordinate with each other in taking care of the children.

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