Understanding Child Support in Pennsylvania

Child support is a hot-button issue in many divorces. It’s a matter that is best resolved with a skilled Pennsylvania child support attorney on your side. Pennsylvania has developed child support calculation guidelines as outlined in the federal Child Support Enforcement Act. These guidelines take into consideration the following: Needs of the child, which include […]

3 fatherly essentials for dads raising kids out of wedlock

|October 27, 2021 | child custody

If you are the father of a child who you share with someone you have never married, you are far from alone. In 2019, more than a million infants were born out of wedlock in the United States. With that said, there are some unique challenges that you may face in this situation if you […]

What happens when co-parents can’t agree on their child’s medical treatment?

|August 23, 2021 | blog, child custody

Divorced parents often have to work together to determine what is best for their children, especially if they have joint legal custody. However, when a child needs medical treatment and neither co-parent can agree on how to proceed, what should they do? When co-parenting, both parties can typically resolve minor issues that come up, but […]

Do Pennsylvania child custody laws need to be strengthened to protect children from harm?

Pennsylvania’s Senate Bill 868 seeks to strengthen child custody and visitation laws. As reported by WESB News, SB868 presents legislation designed to ensure courts consider signs of potential abuse in child custody cases. The bill intends to bring about expanded guidelines to spot issues that may endanger a child’s safety. Named Kayden’s Law after a Bucks […]

Validating your child’s emotions during your divorce

|September 30, 2020 | child custody

The transition from having two parents under one roof to only having one may cause emotional distress for your children in Pennsylvania. While divorce is certainly not easy for anyone involved, your children may lack the maturity and understanding to comprehend why things have changed so rapidly. Validating your children’s feelings and encouraging them to […]

Factors courts consider when determining custody

Divorce is almost always difficult, but it can be made even more challenging when you have children with your soon-to-be ex. When making child custody decisions, the courts will focus on the best interests of the child. In order to determine what those are, the court will consider a number of factors relating to health, […]

Tips for relocating after a custody order is in place

When parents divorce, they will hopefully remain geographically close so that both parents are able to spend time with the children. However, there are circumstances that may make relocating the best option for the children. Parents in Pennsylvania who want to relocate after a child custody order is in place need to understand the proper […]

Having a co-parent schedule can maintain consistency

When getting a divorce, most Pennsylvania residents understand that their decisions will affect more people than just them. In particular, parents know that their children may face challenges as well. As a result, many parents choose to focus on co-parenting in the hopes of maintaining consistency and ensuring the well-being of their children. Of course, […]

When your ex can’t stick to the visitation schedule

|April 27, 2020 | child custody

After your divorce, your custody agreement and visitation schedule legally outline how you and your ex will care and provide for your children. It takes two parents and a great deal of flexibility to make a child visitation plan successful. But what do you do if your ex isn’t sticking to your court-ordered schedule? A […]

Understanding the basics about child custody

|April 23, 2020 | child custody

For parents in Pennsylvania who are going through a divorce, there is oftentimes one primary issue that can keep them up at night as the case is pending: child custody. After all, parents always want what is best for their children. However, what that is, exactly, is sometimes a contentious point in a divorce case. […]

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