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Registration of Out of State Custody Orders

Posted in Custody
Most states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This Act requires one state court to recognize the custody order of another state court.  In order for an out of state custody order to be recognized and enforced by another state, it must first be “registered.”  This entails the filing of… Continue Reading

CUSTODY: RELOCATION AND SCHOOL CHANGES-PLAN AHEAD

Posted in Custody, Relocation
School placement for children during and after a divorce can be a very contentious topic between spouses. Addressing educational opportunities and placements for the children is a vital step in resolving custody and parenting time issues.  During a custody case if you are contemplating changing schools or districts for your child it is imperative that… Continue Reading

What are my Custodial Rights and Financial Responsibilities Toward my Eighteen Year Old Child?

Posted in Custody, Pennsylvania, Support
In a few short weeks, many children will be graduating from high school and will embark upon the next chapter of their lives. Whether that choice includes college, trade school, or the work force, as a divorced parent, how does this milestone affect your custodial rights and financial responsibilities toward your child?… Continue Reading

If You Have Plans to Travel with Your Children This Summer Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

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  DOES YOUR CUSTODY AGREEMENT OR ORDER PROVIDE FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION – Most custody orders require parents to exchange information regarding travel with the children. Generally you will need to provide, in writing, the itinerary, including dates of travel, flight information, if applicable, phone number and address of where the children will be staying.… Continue Reading

NESTING

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Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody?  By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children reside in one residence instead of being transferred between the two separate residences’ of the parents.  For example, instead… Continue Reading

Recent Changes in Pet Custody

Posted in Custody, Pets
It is estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States.[1]  That equates to approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States own a dog, while approximately 30-37% of all households in the United States own a cat.  With these statistics, it is hard to believe that only… Continue Reading

Pitt/Jolie Ongoing Saga

Posted in Custody
On September 14, 2016, child abuse allegations were raised against Hollywood heartthrob, Brad Pitt. The allegations were brought by Pitt’s now estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, the mother of his six children.  Now, after eight long weeks of investigations and Pitt not being able to share any quality time with his children, the Los Angeles County… Continue Reading

SHARING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted in Custody, Visitation
As we approach the holiday season, clients often wonder how the first Christmas that the parties are separated will be handled, especially what will happen with the children.  Will Santa Claus really visit both Mom and Dad’s house?  Can the children eat two Christmas meals with turkey dinner at Grandma’s and Christmas Ham at Aunt… Continue Reading

What Happens to the Youngest Victim of the San Bernardino Shooting?

Posted in Custody
On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, while a holiday office party was taking place at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, dressed in masks and body armor, entered the facility with assault weapons and started to fire upon the unsuspecting participants. At approximately 11:00 a.m., fourteen of… Continue Reading

How Does Child Custody Law Work in Pennsylvania?

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In this video, Philadelphia family law attorney, Robert I Whitelaw, and Central Pennsylvania domestic relations attorney, Cara A. Boyanowski, explain how child custody works in PA.      Robert I Whitelaw has extensive experience in a wide variety of issues relating to marriage and family law, including division of property, alimony, tax matters, child custody,… Continue Reading

Father Plus Step-Father Equals Happy Bride!

Posted in Custody
Pennsylvania child custody laws have always favored a parent above a nonparent when awarding physical custody rights. In fact, there is a strong presumption in all custody cases that a parent should be awarded physical custody over a nonparent under any circumstance, except when there is clear and convincing evidence that the child’s best interests… Continue Reading

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Posted in Custody, FERPA
Regardless of what type of legal or physical custody a parent exercises, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), all parents are provided with certain rights surrounding their ability to access their child’s educational records. For example, under FERPA, a school district must provide both parents with an equal right to access their… Continue Reading

International Custody in Relation to the Kelly Rutherford Custody Trial

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International custody has come to the forefront recently with the custody battle raging between United States actress Kelly Rutherford and her ex-husband, German businessman, Daniel Girsch, over the physical custody of their two minor children. When the parties separated in 2009, and subsequently divorced in 2010, they agreed to a 50/50 physical custody schedule. In… Continue Reading

Schooling and Divorce

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As summer comes to an end, it is important to remember divorced or non-intact families must approach their child’s schooling a little differently than intact families. For example, many intact families designate one parent to communicate with teachers, fill out school paperwork, and attend parent/teacher conferences. In a family of divorce or when parents live… Continue Reading

What to Expect in a Dauphin County Custody Conciliation Conference

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All custody actions start with the preparation and filing of a custody complaint; Dauphin County is no exception.  In addition to preparing and filing the custody complaint, the plaintiff to the action must also prepare and file his/her Criminal Record/Abuse History Verification form and a Prior Court Involvement Statement.  These documents are filed simultaneously with… Continue Reading