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Hague Convention Only Considers One Habitual Residence of a Child

When a child is removed from or retained in a country that is not a child's habitual ­residence a parent can seek to have the child ­returned to their habitual residence country under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Those who handle child custody cases are ­familiar with this concept. However, the U.S....

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Can I Sue My Former Spouse For Destroying My Relationship With My Children?

Sometimes in custody disputes, one parent attempts to get a leg up in the custody case by bad-mouthing the other parent to the children. Additionally, in more extreme cases, a parent in a litigation may even try to persuade a child to make false claims of abuse or neglect against the other parent.  Courts take these matters very seriously an...

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$10,000 Agreement if Petition to Modify Custody Upheld

People may remember in the fall of 2014 a state Superior Court case, Huss v. Weaver, C.D. No: 2013-1209, was published where the Superior Court reversed a trial court's decision to sustain preliminary objections dismissing a complaint for breach of contract when a father did not pay $10,000 to a mother after he filed a complaint for custody, as th...

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Can a person who is not the parent of the child seek custody?

Pennsylvania child custody attorney, Michael E. Bertin, discusses third party custody.

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Will the Preference of the Child Have Any Bearing on a Custody Case?

Pennsylvania family law attorney, Robert Whitelaw, answers the questions: Will the preference of the child have any bearing on a custody case?  & Will my child have to be interviewed if a custody matter is heard in court?

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Court May Modify Custody Without Petition to Modify

A common issue that faces ­family court judges and attorneys is whether a trial court can modify a child custody order when a matter before the court is not pursuant to a petition to modify custody. Oftentimes, this issue will present itself when a case is in court on a petition for contempt of a custody order or a petition to enforce a custody or...

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Custody Modification: Courts Can Do It Without A Petition To Modify If Proper Notice Is Given

A lot of times when parents file petitions with the court regarding enforcing a custody order or contempt, they also want the court to adjust the custody order.  Some think that the court can only change the custody order if a petition to modify custody is filed.  That is not the case. Continue Reading

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How Does Custody Time Spent With A Child Affect The Amount Of Child Support That Is Paid?

Pennsylvania child custody attorneys, David L. Ladov and Cara A. Boyanowksi, discuss how time spent with your child may affect child support.

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In Pennsylvania, How Are Legal Custody And Physical Custody Defined?

Child custody attorneys, Samantha J. Evian and Michael E. Bertin, talk about how legal custody and physical custody defined in Pennsylvania.

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What Do The Courts Look At In Determining Custody Of A Child In Pennsylvania?

Child custody law attorneys, Cara Boyanowski and Michael E. Bertin, share what the courts look at in determining custody of a child in Pennsylvania.

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