Category Archives: Custody
While parents and grandparents look for solutions that will not adversely affect the child, it is the lawyers job to ensure that your rights as a parent or a grandparent are secured. Whether you are looking for full custody, or are trying to set up a partial custody arrangement, you need experienced legal representation to guide you along the way.
In Pennsylvania, a no-fault divorce will be granted only when a marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Sometimes both parties agree that the marriage is over. But when they don’t, the Divorce Code requires them to live separate and apart for two (2) continuous years before the law says the marriage is irretrievably broken. With dual income households being the norm, it is often not feasible for one party to simply vacate the home. This means that families are required to live separate lives under the same roof for two (2) years while the economic issues linger. This creates an untenable situation; not only for the parties, but often forces the children to live in a cauldron of arguments, tension, and stress. In the life of a child, two years is an eternity. …Read more