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  • What Goes Into A Parenting Plan?

    Mar 23, 2018

    When Pennsylvanian parents like you end up getting divorced from your partner, you will have to tackle crafting a parenting plan. This plan is crucially important to how your child’s life might look in the future, and will be closely examined by the court. Before submitting a parenting plan, there are several things you should know. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has a list of all the requirements that must be included in a parenting plan. Th...
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  • What Are The Forms Of Custody In Pennsylvania?

    Jan 31, 2018

    If you are a parent seeking custody of your child, you should be aware that Pennsylvania has seven separate forms of custody. As FindLaw explains, custody can be legal, physical or both. When you have sole legal custody of your child, you are the adult responsible for making the decisions about his or her medical care, the schools he or she attends and what, if any, religious affiliation is appropriate. If you have shared lega...
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  • Tips to prevent international abduction

    Jan 4, 2018

    Pennsylvania parents who have different countries of origin sometimes find themselves afraid a spouse will choose to take the children and return home. Home may be just across the border in Canada, or it may be on the other side of the planet in Africa or Asia. What do intercultural couples need to know to prevent international abductions? The U.S. Department of State offers tips for prevention, and awareness is a good first step. A spouse should pa...
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  • Non-Custodial Parents Can Be A Significant Part Of Child’s Life

    Dec 31, 2017

    It can be hard to raise your children if you have less parenting time than your ex has. As the non-custodial parent, you might feel as if your job is less important. At the law offices of Louis Wm. Martini, Jr., P.C., we understand that you want to enjoy every minute you spend with your children when you have a minimum of visiting time. We also know that you and other non-custodial parents in Pennsylvani...
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  • When Can Grandparents Get Custody?

    Dec 7, 2017

    If you are a Pennsylvania grandparent who is concerned about the safety and/or welfare of your grandchild, you may be wondering if there is any way you can get custody of him or her. There is. Under Section 5324 of the Pennsylvania Code, you may file a petition seeking physical and/or legal custody of your grandchild if you are willing to assume responsibility for him or her and if your relationship with him or her is court-ordere...
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  • Does an Incarcerated Parent Have Custody Rights?

    Nov 1, 2017

    As a divorced parent in Pennsylvania who is incarcerated while child custody is being determined, you may be wondering just what child custody rights apply to those who are in jail. What rights are available to you? What options do you have? During this difficult time, clear answers can help ease some of your concerns. As LiveStrong states, there are actually numerous child custody rights for incarcerated parents. For example, you can have joint custody of the chil...
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  • Can You Move With Your Child After A Divorce?

    Oct 13, 2017

    Divorced parents in Pennsylvania may not necessarily want to stay in the same city or even the same state after the split is finalized. At Louis WM Martini JR PC, we take a look at all of the potential scenarios in which you may be allowed to relocate with your child after a divorce. There is actually a possibility that your ex-spouse may agree to any relocation requests you make. In this scenario, having permissio...
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  • What’s Looked At When Determining Custody?

    Sep 29, 2017

    Pennsylvanian parents like you will have a lot on your plate if you’re dealing with issues of both divorce and child custody simultaneously. At Louis WM Martini JR PC, emphasis is placed on learning the ins and outs of the child custody process. This will likely help you brace yourself for what’s ahead on your own divorce journey. There are numerous factors that are examined by the court to determine child custody arrangements. Thi...
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  • New Studies Favor Shared Custody Arrangements For Children

    Sep 11, 2017

    Pennsylvania parents who are going through a divorce often fear the impact it will have on their children. Many try to reduce the stress on the kids in any way possible, while simultaneously the time each parent has with their children can become a pain point in divorce proceedings. New studies favor splitting the time children have between parents as the healthiest option. According to the Boston Herald, a literature review by a researcher a...
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  • Can You Relocate With Your Child?

    Aug 18, 2017

    Pennsylvania parents who have sole custody of their child may not want to be tied to the same location after a divorce. But what can you do if you want to relocate? It’s not always an easy task. The Spruce lists out everything that will be taken into consideration when a court examines your request to relocate, which is the first thing you should know. You can’t just pack your bags and move. You have t...
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