It is not usual to hear of Pennsylvania fathers who want custody of a child if he or she may not be biologically theirs. For those parents, joint child custody may be tricky if the other parent does not consent to the arrangement. That is the situation for one man who wants joint child custody, stating that the bond he has with the 1-year-old girl supersedes DNA.
Some Pennsylvania fathers who are fighting for child custody know the frustration of having to go through numerous channels to be named the custodial parent. Some are struggling with state departments of family and children services and others are facing opposition in court. One father is fighting to gain child custody of his daughter from her mother, his ex-girlfriend.
A Pennsylvania child custody battle can be expensive but may be well worth it, especially if all evidence points to the child currently living in a dangerous situation. That is the case of a father who is looking to get custody of his son from the child's mother. Co-workers of the father are helping him raise the money he needs to hire an attorney to fight for him and his son in the child custody dispute.
Parents in Pennsylvania may be interested to hear of an unusual child custody case. A real estate developer and his girlfriend made the decision to have a child together via surrogate. The girlfriend was able to see her son just after he was born nearly two years ago, but has not been able to see him since. A judge recently delivered a ruling in the complicated child custody case that has the father planning to file for an appeal.
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.