When Pennsylvania parents feel it best to divorce, one of the main issues they have to consider is a child custody plan. Many times, divorcing parents can come to an agreement on child custody issues, but sometimes they cannot, and the court has to decide for them. One mother is fighting the court's decision and is trying to regain custody of her son.
Pennsylvania parents may have read about those who have lost custody of their children because of drug and alcohol abuse. It can be tough for these parents to regain child custody, even after becoming sober and taking steps to improve their lives. The parents of two little girls are fighting the state for child custody after the Department of Children and Families took them away in 2014.
Pennsylvania residents have read many stories in the news and on social media stemming from the devastation that was Hurricane Harvey. One of the most prevalent and heartbreaking stories has turned into a battle for child custody. Both the girl's father and a cousin are seeking permanent child custody of a three-year-old girl.
Pennsylvania residents who keep up with the lives of celebrities may remember a child custody battle between actress Sherri Shepherd and her second husband over a child born to them via surrogate. Ms. Shepherd is in the news once again but this time in conjunction with her first husband, Jeff Tarpley. Their 12-year-old son is the subject of her most recent child custody battle.
Bitter divorce procedures between two Pennsylvania parents may often involve battles over their children. One or both parents can try to use the children in an attempt at retaliation while overlooking the best interests of all involved. Singer Paul Anka feels he scored a great victory in the final child custody ruling concerning his son.
Most Pennsylvania parents love their children and do whatever they can to spend time with them. A divorce does not change those feelings; however, court-ordered child custody resolutions may not always work in one parent's favor. The current child custody situation between Grey's Anatomy star, Jesse Williams, and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Aryn, is not to his liking, and he is looking to change it.
Some Pennsylvania mothers know child custody battles can often be heart-breaking. Whereas it used to seem that courts always gave custody to the biological mother, recent years have shown their decisions favoring the best interests of the child as opposed to those of the adults involved. Jenelle Evans, star of MTV's "16 & Pregnant" and "Teen Mom 2," finally has a judge's decision on the child custody battle waged with her own mother.
When Pennsylvania parents separate, one of the biggest concerns is what will happen with the children. Some parents will go to extreme measures to ensure the other parent has as little contact with the children as possible. That is the case of two parents who came from two different states. The mother is waiting for a court in her home state to re-examine which state had jurisdiction over past child custody matters.
Many Pennsylvania parents are fighting for custody of their children for any number of reasons. Some parents are in a child custody battle with an ex-spouse. Some grandparents are seeking permanent child custody of their grandchildren because the parents are unable to provide the proper care. One teenage girl is working to become the mother her son always needed her to be.
The availability of illegal drugs is greater now than at any time in history. It is easy for an overwhelmed parent to indulge for an escape from the increasingly demanding job of raising children. However, many parents who find themselves slaves to addiction also find themselves fighting for child custody -- a battle that some lose at least temporarily. Some Pennsylvania parents may empathize with a woman who is fighting a child custody battle for her four children, two of whom have yet to be born.