Parents who are approaching child custody concerns should be familiar with the best interests of the child standard and what that means for them and their child. The family law process provides resources to help guide parents through the child custody process and develop a child custody arrangement that is based on the best interests of the child.
What began as a passionate relationship can often go sour, with the passion evolving into heated arguments about everything from who keeps the paintings to who keeps the house. If there are children involved in a split, legal disputes can become even more contentious and drawn out as couples struggle to come to a parenting plan that both of them can agree on.
Though it is difficult to fathom, a divorce means that children involved will no longer be spending their whole time under one roof with both their parents. Instead, their time, school events and holidays will be split between parents. One way to create a successful agreement about how time will be divided and child custody is handled is by creating a parenting plan.
The holidays can be a magical time for children, full of excitement and wonder. Parents in Pennsylvania generally want to make sure their child has a happy holiday. However, when parents are divorced they may need to take some extra measures to ensure that their child's needs are met during this time of the year.
Per state law, physical custody of a child means the child is physically in the care and control of a parent. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes five types of physical custody of a child. This post will provide a brief overview of this topic, but, as always, one seeking legal advice for their child custody issues should consult with a professional.
Divorce can throw a child's life into disarray. Not only does the child have to reconcile that his or her parents are no longer in love and will no longer be married, but traditionally the child would also have to adjust to living in two different homes, one with each parent.