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February 2015 Archives

Foster parents continue to fight for child custody

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn of a child custody battle between a birth father and the foster parents who have raised the girl since she was a baby. A judge ordered a trial home visit with the father two years ago, and the foster parents have not been able to see or speak to the girl since she left. The foster parents say they will continue fighting this child custody battle.

Woman's requested amount for alimony denied by divorce judge

An attorney who requested over $60,000 per month in alimony from her husband in their divorce case has been denied her request by the judge hearing the case. The woman, an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, claims she cannot seek employment because of mental illness and feels her soon-to-be ex-husband should pay for the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed. The judge in the divorce case has other ideas on the amount of alimony the woman should receive.

Rap lyrics a focus in artist Ludacris??? child custody case

When parents are at odds over child custody, the matter is often brought before a family court. These hearings can become incredibly heated, and parents will use any and all leverage they can muster in order to gain the ability to obtain or retain their child custody rights. Many Pennsylvania readers have heard of the custody battle between rapper Ludacris and the mother of his daughter, which recently went before a judge.

What are the procedures for step-parent adoption?

When a step-parent in Pennsylvania decides to adopt the child of his or her spouse, there are specific procedures to follow. By such an adoption, a step-parent will become a legal parent of the child and must accept full responsibility for him or her. Once the adoption is legal, the non-custodial parent loses all legal rights to the child and will no longer have child custody or any other responsibilities toward the child.

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