Non-custodial parents in Pennsylvania are most likely to be the fathers of the children. Many fathers feel like they have an uphill battle when fighting for child custody. The challenges one man in particular is facing in his child custody fight seem monumental, but he is doing all he can to bring his twins, a boy and a girl, into his family.
Most Pennsylvania parents do all they can to provide for and protect their children. However, in a child custody proceeding there are usually differing viewpoints as to what is the right provision and protection and what is not. One father recently found out that his child custody battle extended beyond the typical problems with his ex.
Many Pennsylvania parents are familiar with the former TLC show "Jon and Kate Plus 8," and the controversy surrounding Jon and Kate Gosselin since deciding to end their marriage after 10 years. Jon was previously barred from disclosing certain details about their child custody arrangement because of a court injunction by the television network. The time constraint of the injunction has expired, and Jon is more than willing to make public the peculiar terms of the child custody agreement.
Surrogacy can be a wonderful experience for two people who desperately want children but who are not able to physically bring them into the world. There have been many stories of happy cases where everything worked as those involved planned from the beginning. However, there are other cases where child custody issues have become a problem. Pennsylvania residents may be interested in one such story of a child custody fight between the surrogate and the father of the children to whom she gave birth.
When two parents decide to no longer live together and the court is petitioned to decide which parent gets primary child custody, more often than not it will go to the mother. In cases where the separation is less than amicable, there are times that the father is legally all but left out of a child's life. Pennsylvania fathers dealing with problems as they fight for child custody may be interested in a movement by fathers in another state.
The terms of some Pennsylvania child custody cases are fairly routine. The judge determines which parent will be the custodial parent, and a visitation schedule and financial support amounts are set for the non-custodial parent to follow. However, an unusual child custody case has recently come before a judge in another state.
Pennsylvania fathers seeking custody of their children may want to take note of a recent case. A father in another state used a law little known by many men who are fighting for their fathers' rights. Some states have a father registry, on which a biological father who is not married to his child's mother before or at the time of the birth of their child can register in order to assert his fathers' rights. In this case, the fortunate father had registered before his baby was born after his sister researched his options.
Some Pennsylvania parents know the visitation rules in a child custody agreement are not always observed. There are cases when the parent chosen by the court to retain child custody runs into difficulty when picking up the child upon the conclusion of visitation. A recent attempt by a father and a police officer to gain physical custody of the father's child was met with outrage by a church's pastor and its congregation.
Pennsylvania divorced fathers who are trying to spend more time with their children may be interested to hear of a father who is fighting for his rights to share equally in the custody of his two young daughters. He recently attended a rally in support of making others aware of problems fathers face concerning child custody, child support and other types of family law issues. Child custody is the issue that means the most to him.
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.