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Pennsylvania best in nation at recovering child support

The state of Pennsylvania has been ranked number one in the nation in enforcing child support payments. The federal government has performance standards that the state has met and exceeded consistently for the past six years. Two of the state's major cities also have the top rankings among cities for implementation of the child support recovery processes in the United States.

Father objects to child support reminder postcards

Pennsylvania non-custodial parents may want to be aware of the practice of another state in attempting to collect child support. For the past several months, the Child Support Services of the state has been sending out postcards as a reminder that child support payments are due. One father, however, is upset about the new method of communication. He feels the postcard is embarrassing because the information contained on it should be kept private.

Child custody placement of young girl ends in arrest

Pennsylvania parents may have questions after learning about a temporary child custody placement by Child Protective Services in another state. At her request, a 13-year-old girl had been placed with a man who had, at one time, been a friend of her family. Several weeks after the child custody placement, he was arrested for sexually abusing her. Her shocked family showed up in court with questions and blame for the agency.

Child custody case for parents who have not seen child in months

A child custody battle that may be interesting to some in Pennsylvania has a judge trying to decide whether to leave a young child in the guardianship with its foster family or to grant permanent custody to its biological parents. In a recent hearing, the child's biological parents, the foster mother and personnel from the local child services agency appealed to the judge their arguments as to where permanent child custody should lie. The judge is expected to make his decision in the near future.

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