Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn that judge has issued a ruling between a woman and her boyfriend in a child custody dispute of their three children. The judge ruled in favor of the boyfriend to retain physical child custody, with the mother having scheduled visitation rights. The boyfriend is the biological father of two of the children and has been the main male figure in the third child's life since she was a few months old.
Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn the importance of differing state laws when it comes to child custody. The father and grandfather of an 18-month-old boy found out the hard way that what was legal in one state was not considered to be so in another. This confusion over child custody laws led to some jail time for both men.
Pennsylvania parents may be interested to learn of a child custody dispute that ended in an arrest for one parent. The father of a 10-month-old boy is being held for criminal trespassing, but more charges may come in the near future. A report on the incident did not specify any conditions of a child custody arrangement between the boy's parents.
Pennsylvania parents involved in child custody disputes may find a recent story interesting. The father of a child has been charged with extortion after he would not return the child to the mother unless she signed a contract he had written in order to keep the two of them from further appearances in family court. He pleaded not guilty and was released, but he was told he could not contact the mother unless they were discussing child care arrangements and that he had to adhere to court orders received in 2013 when both parents sought legal assistance with child custody matters.
Social media is seen by some Pennsylvania parents as good, others as bad. In the case of one man entangled in a child custody dispute with the mother of his 1-year-old baby, it turned out to be detrimental. Legal counsel for the mother could have the ammunition it needs when seeking certain conditions in the child custody argument.
When parents are in the midst of a child custody dispute, it is important to follow the correct legal procedures in resolving the dispute. This means following court orders, in Pennsylvania or in any other state. If a parent does not yet have custodial rights over a child, it is important to respect this status until the child custody matter is resolved.
In 2010, the Pennsylvania legislature revised the state's laws regarding child custody. It is now necessary for an evaluation to be performed if the parent who wants custody of a child -- or anyone living with that parent -- has a criminal record. This requirement has created a backlog, and some families are waiting a year to have their child custody case heard.
Most Pennsylvania residents know that, after Michael Jackson's death, his mother was given custody of his three children. Now, the children are at the center of a custody dispute between her and Debbie Rowe, the mother of Jackson's two oldest children. She is asking for custody not only of her two biological children, but also for guardianship of Jackson's youngest son.
It has been said that divorce can bring out the worst in people. That may pale in comparison to what can happen in some child custody disputes. Pennsylvania fans of "Dr. 90210" may remember Dr. Brian Evans, a plastic surgeon, and Dr. Susan Evans, a dermatologist. The two doctors have been involved in a child custody dispute to modify their current custody arrangement that has recently intensified.
In states such as Pennsylvania that have no-fault divorce, except in certain circumstances, courts don't care about the parties' behavior or what led them to divorce court. In a custody dispute, however, a person's character, personal choices and bad behavior could indeed make a difference. Courts often have to decide what information is admissible in a custody hearing and what is not.