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Category Archives: Grandparents’ Custody Rights
November 8th, 2019

Divorce can have many repercussions. But can divorce cause a child to become alienated from a parent? With the right mix of factors, it certainly can. Back in 2001, this topic was addressed in “The Alienated Child, A Reformulation of … Read More…



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June 7th, 2019

As we shared in a recent blog post, substance abuse and/or mental health issues have prompted a new generation of grandparents who, after parenting their children, are now raising their grandchildren. Custodial grandparenting isn’t new but the numbers have grown … Read More…




February 18th, 2019

Custodial grandparenting isn’t new, but the numbers have grown so significantly that the trend has prompted a new descriptor:  the “grandfamily,” according to a recent Washington Post article. Grandparents raising grandchildren full-time is a growing trend. As we shared on … Read More…




January 14th, 2019

An estimated 80,000+ grandparents are raising their grandchildren in Pennsylvania, in part due to the opioid crisis which is rendering parents incapable, according to a recent news article. In response, Governor Wolf signed two bills into law in October that … Read More…




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…