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Child custody: Who gets access to medical, health records?

Pennsylvania parents who have negotiated their own divorce recognize how complicated some of the issues can become. Everything from child custody to visitation and child support are typically on the table for discussion. Other issues are important as well, such as how the holidays will be split and providing for access to medical and health records. This is an issue of particular importance to fathers, particularly since more than 80 percent of single parent households are said to be headed by the mother.

Fathers' rights issues advancing in Pennsylvania and elsewhere

Fathers' rights is a growing area of family law in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. Traditionally, issues concerning fathers' rights received little attention in a significant number of jurisdictions across the country. When parents divorced or separated, any minor children almost always ended up in the sole custody of the mother with the father was relegated to weekend visitations and a hefty child support payment. The times, however, are definitely changing.

Primary custody: Single-father families increasing

Families headed by single fathers are, according to reports that look into trends of single fathers, the fastest growing household in the United States. In Pennsylvania and across the country, more and more fathers have primary custody and are raising their children after divorce, rather than just widowhood, as was the most common condition of single fatherhood in the past. However, these households are still at a low percentage compared to other households and are still not seeing as much assistance as single mother households do.

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