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Category Archives: Grandparents’ Custody Rights
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…




November 12th, 2015

Navigating the dissolution of a marriage is challenging enough for most divorcing couples, but for those with children, custody disputes can multiply the level of emotional distress involved. Parents who can’t agree on legal custody or physical custody of their … Read More…




October 29th, 2015

It’s a cliche that children are “caught in the middle” when parents divorce, but it is, unfortunately, often accurate. Aside from the obvious psychological and emotional trauma that accompanies the breakup of a family, children typically have very little agency … Read More…




February 20th, 2015

Marital strife often exists for many years before one person is ready to make the first step of contacting a divorce attorney. This first step is one that is filled with every emotion in the spectrum. Virtually all potential clients … Read More…