Archive: Custody

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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Huss v. Weaver

Should courts enforce a private agreement provision requiring one parent to pay the other parent a specified fee when filing for a custody modification? The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in Huss v. Weaver, 2016 PA Super… Read More

Posted: June 9th, 2016
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He Got Christmas

NOTE:  Reprinted from Margaret Klaw’s online Huffington Post blog (12/09/13). I ran into Sarah, a friend who also happens to be a former client, at a holiday party last week. As we chatted about her… Read More

Posted: December 4th, 2015
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