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Positive child custody option for people in Philadelphia

Whether they like it or not, single parents may encounter difficulties when trying their best at taking care of their children. Single parents from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may sometimes be subjected to court appearances, child custody disputes and the supporting parent's failure to pay child support.

Grandparent retains guardianship rights

Many people consider the grandparents to be their children's second parents. The law may award grandparents custody and visitation rights to allow the grandparents to continue their relationship with their grandchildren. Guidelines regarding grandparents' rights may vary depending on the state. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there may be a situation where a grandparent might need to exercise these rights.

Mother's actions reinforce court decision in child-custody case

Divorce often brings bitter feelings and ugly behavior. Sometimes these feelings and behaviors result in disputes that determine child-custody arrangements and reinforce initial court decisions.

U.S. Supreme Court to decide international child custody case

Residents of Pennsylvania may know some people who have married citizens of other countries, especially those who have served overseas in the military. If these people become involved in divorce proceedings, child custody issues may implicate an international treaty. This treaty protects children from being taken wrongfully to other countries. Presently, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering one such child custody dispute, where the parents are of different nationalities. This case may not only affect the parties involved, but may also affect any similar cases in the future.

Physical custody and legal custody: What's the difference?

For divorcing parents in Philadelphia who are just beginning to deal with issues of child custody, the process may seem like it involves a language unto itself. And it does. Each parent should become fluent in the relevant terms and their meanings in order to establish a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child.

Pennsylvania law regarding child custody for rapists still murky

In matters of child custody, Pennsylvania family law isn't as simple as you might imagine. Parents who are engaged in a child custody or visitation dispute will need legal counsel in order to come to a fair arrangement that keeps child's best interests as the top priority. Judges are given great discretion in determining with whom a child lives and spends time, so an attorney is often necessary to help the judge clearly understand the full scope of a given situation.

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