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Category Archives: Grandparents’ Custody Rights
May 20th, 2018

In addition to the recent statutory changes regarding the class of individuals who have standing to seek physical and legal custody of a child, Senate Bill 844 has also redefined the circumstances under which grandparents have standing to seek partial … Read More…




May 10th, 2018

On May 4, 2018, the Pennsylvania statute setting forth the basis upon which an individual who is not the parent of the child may seek physical or legal custody of a child was amended. Prior to the amendments to 23 … Read More…




June 22nd, 2017

Many people, even some attorneys, are not familiar with the concept of Uniform Laws. That raises the question, “What are Uniform Laws and how do they come into being?” The theory, in a very general sense, behind Uniform Laws is … Read More…




September 30th, 2016

Prior to Sept. 9, 2016, grandparents in Pennsylvania were able to seek partial physical custody or supervised custody of their grandchildren in the following situations: If a parent of the child is deceased; If the parents of the child were … Read More…




June 30th, 2016

I am often asked what has made me such an effective family law trial attorney and litigator. After recently giving the question some thought, it occurs to me that there are three vital elements to my success. Over the years, … Read More…




May 19th, 2016

In dealing with child custody matters in Pennsylvania, the law generally defers to the parents, allowing them the right to control access to their children. However, that deference yields when a grandparent seeks partial physical custody of their grandchildren. Courts … Read More…




December 17th, 2015

In Pennsylvania, biological parents are not the only people who can seek physical or legal custody of a child. Under Pennsylvania’s child custody statute, in addition to biological parents, two other types of people may seek custody of a child: … Read More…