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Pennsylvania hears of child custody case involving adopted child

Pennsylvania residents may be interested in a child custody case that has garnered some international interest. A couple had adopted a child from another country during the time they were married and are having a dispute over the girl's custody now that they are divorced. Activists from the girl's birth country demonstrated outside the courthouse where both sides of the child custody case are being presented.

Could this child custody case affect Pennsylvania parents?

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 hears of kidnapping accusation in child custody case

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.

Father arrested after child custody dispute

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.

Child custody dispute may be of interest to Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania parents learn of historic child custody award

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn that history was made in the case of a child custody battle between a woman and the child welfare agency of the state where she lives. The two-year child custody battle is considered historic because the mother has a slight mental disability yet was ultimately given full custody of her daughter. The mother and her parents took their complaint of illegal discrimination to the federal level.

Pennsylvania learns that social media can hurt custody dispute

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.

Foster parents continue to fight for child custody

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn of a child custody battle between a birth father and the foster parents who have raised the girl since she was a baby. A judge ordered a trial home visit with the father two years ago, and the foster parents have not been able to see or speak to the girl since she left. The foster parents say they will continue fighting this child custody battle.

What are the procedures for step-parent adoption?

When a step-parent in Pennsylvania decides to adopt the child of his or her spouse, there are specific procedures to follow. By such an adoption, a step-parent will become a legal parent of the child and must accept full responsibility for him or her. Once the adoption is legal, the non-custodial parent loses all legal rights to the child and will no longer have child custody or any other responsibilities toward the child.

Grandmother arrested in child custody ordeal

A 42-year-old grandmother who says she was simply taking her grandchildren to visit friends in Pennsylvania with her boyfriend was recently charged with kidnapping. A court in neighboring state apparently denied her child custody request not long before she allegedly took the children to Pennsylvania. However, the woman's boyfriend said she had the permission of the children's parents to take the children with her. The children involved include a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old.                                                             

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