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Make holidays as stress-free as possible

During the holiday season, there is plenty of stress to go around. One area that you have some measure of control over is matters related to your child. Even if you and your child's other parent are divorced, it is still possible to make decisions that keep the stress level minimal.

Long-distance parenting might need virtual visitation

For parents, the one facet of divorce that might feel like a punch in the gut is the child custody issue. That issue can be especially troubling if you or your child's other parent isn't going to remain in the area. In that case, determining how the child can remain in contact with both parents must be a priority in the child custody case. Technology might just be the answer for some parents.

Children, not parents, are the focus of child custody cases

Your children are precious parts of your life. If you are like most parents, you want to spend as much time as you can with your children. Going through a divorce means that you might have to deal with a child custody order that tells you when you can see your children.

Child custody: When dads get the short end of the stick

Pennsylvania fathers do not always have an easy time asserting their child custody rights. Due to the biological process of having a child, mothers may -- for any number of reasons -- wish to keep the identity of their children's fathers a secret. In fact, sometimes the fathers are not even certain if the child is actually theirs, but if the child is theirs, the fathers might wish to ensure that they have parental, visitation and/or custody rights.

Governor signs bill to increase domestic abuse protection

Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that will give victims of domestic violence more protection while pursuing their divorces. The bill is an amendment to the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and it will allow individuals, who show that they were victims of crimes committed by their spouses, to move forward with their divorces in the same way as a consensual divorce would proceed.

What decisions will I have to make in my divorce?

When a Pennsylvania resident is considering separating from his or her spouse, the most important decision he or she will make is whether to follow through with the divorce. However, once a decision is made, a lot more decisions will need to be considered carefully relating to the separation and dissolution of the marriage. This article will discuss the most important decisions that separating Pennsylvania spouses will have to make during their divorce proceedings.

What factors do courts look at when deciding child custody?

Pennsylvania parents who are in the midst of a child custody battle will usually want to know what their chances are of winning. In order to evaluate the strengths and merits of a child custody case in this regard, family law attorneys will generally look at the same factors that the courts will look at. This article will discuss the most essential factors courts review in deciding these kinds of cases.

Child custody modifications in Pennsylvania

You may have finalized your Pennsylvania child custody agreement years ago, but life circumstances change. This is why modifications are possible if there is a big change in you or the other parent's lives. Pennsylvania courts will approve modifications, but those modifications will always take into account the best interests and needs of any children involved.

Actor loses custody of her children in tragic family law case

Actress Kelly Rutherford of "Gossip Girl" fame has lost the battle to win custody of her two children. The father of the children, German business mogul Daniel Giersch, will have full custody of them and -- as of a recent decision by a Monaco judge -- Rutherford will only be permitted to visit her children in France and Monaco.

Important information about child custody laws in Pennsylvania

When a married couple with children decides to bring their marriage to a close, important questions need to be answered with regard to child custody. In some cases, parents are able to come to an out-of-court agreement as to the terms of child custody arrangements; however, this is not always possible.

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