Archive: Custody

Full House? Why Wait? Mediate!

Full House? Why Wait? Mediate! Is your house feeling a little too FULL lately? Mary-Kate Olsen, former child star of the television sitcom “Full House” thought so recently when she asked a Manhattan, New York… Read More

Parenting in a Pandemic

I am hopeful too that all parents will find new patterns of relating to each other in a kinder, gentler fashion that lasts long after these unusual circumstances.

Posted: March 26th, 2020
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Riding the Waves of Life: Divorce, Custody and Support in an Ever-Changing World

Eileen Murphy served as a panelist for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE Down the Shore family law program “Riding the Waves of Life,” which addressed support, custody and divorce, both in case law and in… Read More

Posted: August 15th, 2019
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The Best Interest of a Child in Custody Cases

All states have some type of statute requiring that “the best interest of the child” be considered when making a custody decision. Pennsylvania’s custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 53, defines the child’s best interest via… Read More

Posted: February 21st, 2017
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It Should Be PC to Use a PC

Although parent coordinators (PCs) are currently defunct in Pennsylvania, the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is seeking to bring back PCs in custody cases. The comment period for Recommendation 155… Read More

Posted: November 29th, 2016
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Common Sense Rules for Parents During Custody Disputes

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) Here’s something all family law practitioners can relate to:  a judge, post-in camera interview, relating the children’s version of a specific event or view as to why the current… Read More

Posted: August 23rd, 2016
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