Archive: Custody

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

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

How to Settle a Custody Case at the Outset

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) A close colleague once told me that he always attends the initial divorce conference or hearing with a completed property settlement agreement in the hope that the parties can… Read More

Posted: August 14th, 2015

Paternity and Parentage in Same-Sex Marriages

Jennifer Dumin and Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer One year and one day after same-sex marriage became legally recognized in Pennsylvania, some friends exchanged vows. These newlywed wives want a child and are planning to… Read More

Posted: July 14th, 2015

Should ‘Lost Cause’ Payor Really Have Custody of Child?

Lisa Shapson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) On May 29, the president signed into law the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, permitting grants to states that allow the mother of any child conceived by rape to… Read More

Posted: July 1st, 2015

Impact of the ACA on Family Law Cases

Megan E. Watson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) Lately, my email inbox has been inundated with CLE and webinar offerings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most focus on an employer’s obligation. As a family lawyer,… Read More