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A look at child custody laws in Pennsylvania


Divorce can involve many complicated emotions. These emotions can make many aspects of a divorce difficult, even messy, and they can sometimes make it difficult to approach divorce issues with a clear head. With help, however, it is oftentimes possible to set aside emotions and pave the way for smooth divorce.

Pennsylvania child custody order in times of deployment


Pennsylvania residents may agree that a military service member is likely to face challenges in a marriage. Long-term deployment in the military, and the time away from family often leads to a divorce. If children are involved, the Pennsylvania court award child custody to the parent who is not a military service member. If the parent who has custody of the child wishes to modify the order in the absence of the military parent, the parent cannot do so.

Child custody bill favoring rape survivors gets the nod

Child custody and child support can be contentious issues following a divorce. Under normal circumstances, parents come to an agreement about child custody. One parent takes over child custody while the other pays child support. In the state of Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, child support is mandatory.

How to file for child custody modification in Pennsylvania


Many Philadelphia residents would agree that divorce is hard on the children. While parents can look forward to a better future ahead, children may develop feelings of insecurity. Therefore, in the best interest of the child, courts in the country, including Philadelphia, traditionally give child custody to one parent, while the other pays for child support. However, child custody can be modified.

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.

Relocation of custodial parents


A Philadelphia resident may relocate to a different city or even a different state or country because of a new job or a job transfer. In the event that the person has primary custody of the children, the situation may become complicated due to child custody and the visitation rights of the non-custodial parent. In fact, the non-custodial parent may be very upset about not being able to visit the children as frequently or easily as before.

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.

Requirements to petition for child custody in Pennsylvania


For families with minor children, divorce is often a highly emotional process. Because most Pennsylvania parents want to remain fully involved in their children's lives, questions about who will get child custody and who might need to adapt to seeing their kids less often can lead to difficult decisions for the courts. Does a judge mandate sole custody to one parent or shared custody to both?

What is the importance of discussing child custody?


Child custody is an important issue often discussed in divorce cases in Philadelphia. The end of marriage does not sever the ties between parents and their children. When parents discuss child custody, emotions may run high and parents are often caught in a whirlwind of issues that often take their attention away from the most important thing -- the future of their children. Constructing a custody agreement is easy in amicable divorces, but contentious divorces often leads to lengthy custody battle where both parents argue in court, attempting to prove that they are fit to raise the children.

The importance of keeping child-custody issues private


Any Pennsylvania resident who has experienced divorce firsthand, knows that determining what happens to minor children is one of the most difficult issues to deal with. As emotions run high, divorcing parties often unleash their frustrations not only in private but also on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Although it is understandable that a parent in distress wants to share his or her thoughts about child custody negotiations, doing so on a social media site is likely to have unintended consequences.

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