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NFL player, Antonio Brown embroiled in child custody battle

Football season has ended and numerous players in the NFL can set their focus on family and friends. Some will be going through a divorce and others may be fighting child custody and support battles. Steelers fans in Pennsylvania might be interested to hear one of their stand-out players, Antonio Brown, wants a child custody ruling in his favor so he can have precious time with his daughter.

Child custody dispute in surrogacy case

Every day, any court in the country will hear two sides of a custody case, and a determination of where the child will be placed is made. The details of some Pennsylvania child custody cases can make the decision fairly easy, but others, not so much. A recent child custody case pits two biological parents against each other.

How are a child's best interests determined in custody cases?

In cases where parents with minor-aged children divorce or split up, the family courts may be called upon to make custody and visitation decisions. The "best interest of the child" is a term often used to describe factors the family court takes into consideration when making these decisions. A child's health, safety and well-being are the court's main concern, so a number of issues must be carefully considered and weighed.

Child custody case point of argument in council meeting

The Department of Social Services in any Pennsylvania community may remove a child from a home for any number of reasons. While the agency may decide an alternate child custody arrangement is best for the child, parents or other relatives often have a differing opinion and will fight to regain guardianship. Two city councilmen are at odds over a child custody situation that has been brought before the board on numerous occasions.

Father awarded son in child custody battle

In a Pennsylvania family court, one parent may be named the custodial parent for any number of reasons. The goal is for the judge's decision to be the best possible situation for the child, especially in a child custody battle fraught with contention. One young father has won the child custody battle for his son, as the boy's mother faces a child-endangerment charge.

Indian Child Welfare Act a factor in child custody case

Some Pennsylvania child custody decisions are not made without encountering some type of hiccup along the way. What can begin as a mutual decision between the parties can sometimes end up as a drawn-out child custody war. That is the case for the foster parents of a 5-year-old Native American boy.

Mother had to fight state in child custody dispute

It is the job of a Pennsylvania's child welfare caseworker to take a child from a home when there is perceived danger within that home. Should that happen, the parents of the child are often in for a difficult child custody battle against the state to have their child returned to them. One woman had to fight to regain child custody of her son simply because she was the victim of abuse.

Child custody case over sports injury may go to trial

Football is among the most popular sports in the country, but with more studies showing neurological and cognitive damage that plague former players later in life, some parents are fearing the sport is too hazardous for their children. This has been a subject that has led an increasing number of divorced or separated parents to family court in a child custody battle. Typically, it is the mother who is more cautious about this subject, but one Pennsylvania father is now trying to keep his 17-year-old son from playing for his high school. The father is fighting for full custody rights to the boy.

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