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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raising a child is tough when two Pennsylvania parents are together and have each other for emotional support during the most frustrating times. Trying to raise a child when fighting an ex for child custody and financial support can be even more challenging. One of this season's contestants on "The Bachelor" is a mother who is currently dealing with child custody issues while trying to win the affections of one man in front of cameras and a national viewing audience.
Many divorced or separated Pennsylvania fathers feel the court is biased when it comes to child custody. There is a frustration that primary child custody will automatically be granted to the mother simply because she is the mother. Many fathers often believe they are not heard, at times even when the potential for danger exists should the child be placed with the mother. One state is trying to change this perceived bias with the passage of a specific bill.
Lessons learned from every event that happens in a person's life, good or bad, can be used to shape his or her future life. A man is taking the negatives in his past and wants to draw on them to become the father his premature daughter needs as he is fighting the state in a child custody battle. Pennsylvania parents may be interested in the child custody battle the man never thought he would have to fight began when he thought he was doing the right thing for his daughter.
Child custody battles can be a nightmare. Whether the child custody dispute is with a former spouse or with the state, the struggle can quickly become overwhelming. Pennsylvania parents may be stunned to hear the story of a woman who lost her children after suffering physical trauma.
There are two sides of the story in a case where the mother claims her child was kidnapped by the state in which she lives. Some Pennsylvania parents may identify with the woman who has been fighting her state's Social Services department for the past five years in the child custody battle. Although the daughter was allowed to moved back home with her mother a few months ago, custody is still held by the state.