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Stefani/Shelton Relationship: What is the Timeline for Children to Meet New Partners?

Gwen Stefani and Kingston Rossdale It appears that the twelve year union of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale has come to an end. Amid rumors that Gavin was having an affair with the couple’s nanny, to rumors that Gwen may have broken up Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert ’s four year marriage, we now come to learn that Blake has invited Gwen a...

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The Emancipation of “Home Alone” Character Kevin

I can’t believe it has been twenty-five years since I first saw the movie “Home Alone.” I remember I didn’t particularly like the movie, as I found it hard to believe that an eight year old boy could be smarter and more resourceful than most, if not all, of the adults around him.  Additionally, it disturbed me that a little child would b...

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In Pennsylvania, when you share custody how is relocating with the child handled?

Family law attorneys, Robert Whitelaw and David Ladov, discuss how relocating with a child should be handled when you share custody in Pennsylvania.

 

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Primary Custody of Child Not Required During School Year

In September, I wrote an article regarding the case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), pertaining to the reversal of the trial court's child custody order when the trial court's decision was inconsistent with the analysis of the child custody factors enumerated under the child custody statute. In the case of R.S. v. T.T., 113 A.3d 1...

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How Does Child Support Work in Pennsylvania?

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Father Plus Step-Father Equals Happy Bride!

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 int...

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Child Custody Order Inconsistent With Factors Analysis Reversed

The recent case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), addresses numerous issues often faced by family law practitioners. The relevant factors of the case are as follows: W.C.F. (the father) and M.G. (the mother) were previously married and had one child. The parents of the mother (who is a native of Malaysia) resided with the parties i...

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International Custody in Relation to the Kelly Rutherford Custody Trial

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 physica...

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Obermayer Family Matters Blog: Schooling and Divorce

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...

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What to Expect in a Dauphin County Custody Conciliation Conference

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 docum...

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