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Child Custody & Out of State Travel or Moving

Summer is a time for travel and a time to move between the school years for parents of school-aged children. A child custody agreement may specify whether or not out-of-state travel is permitted or not during each parent's custodial time; if not, parents are usually permitted to travel with their children during their respective custodial time.

Child Custody and School Bus Transportation

As the new school year begins for families throughout the Commonwealth, divorced or separated parents face a variety of issues regarding child custody. One problem that commonly arises is that of transportation to and from school. Pennsylvania courts recently settled one such issue and determined that a school district must provide transportation to and from two separate residences within the same district. In the case heard by the Court, mother and father were divorced and living within the boundaries of the same school district. However, their homes were on different bus routes and the school district had implemented a policy wherein it would not transport a child to multiple locations. As a result, father was forced to hire someone to drive his child to and from school during his custodial time.

Child Custody and School Bus Transportation

As the new school year begins for families throughout the Commonwealth, divorced or separated parents face a variety of issues regarding child custody. One problem that commonly arises is that of transportation to and from school. Pennsylvania courts recently settled one such issue and determined that a school district must provide transportation to and from two separate residences within the same district. In the case heard by the Court, mother and father were divorced and living within the boundaries of the same school district. However, their homes were on different bus routes and the school district had implemented a policy wherein it would not transport a child to multiple locations. As a result, father was forced to hire someone to drive his child to and from school during his custodial time.

Child Custody - How Mother's / Father's Day & Other Holidays Are Handled

With Mother's Day having recently passed and Father's Day fast approaching, separated and divorced couples face unique issues regarding child custody on these days. Often, these "minor" holidays are lost in the shuffle when a couple anticipates which parent will have custody of the child or children on major holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. It seems obvious though that Mother should have custody on Mother's Day and Father should have custody on Father's Day. However, what happens in a situation where Father's Day falls during Mother's custodial weekend or vice versa?

Child Custody & Social Media

Although it should go without saying in this day in age, anything you post on the internet may come back to haunt you in the future. This is especially true when it comes to litigating a child custody or divorce case. As a family law attorney, my colleagues and I routinely look at social media sites (usually after prompting from a client) and find a shocking amount of inappropriate postings.

Child Custody & Social Media

Although it should go without saying in this day in age, anything you post on the internet may come back to haunt you in the future. This is especially true when it comes to litigating a child custody or divorce case. As a family law attorney, my colleagues and I routinely look at social media sites (usually after prompting from a client) and find a shocking amount of inappropriate postings.

Child Custody & School Districts

One of the primary concerns that Parents debate in child custody cases is which parent should have custody of the child on school nights. Now, there are a number of factors that go into determining which parent should have custody on those evenings including: which parent is more likely to help the child with homework, which school district each parent lives in, their proximity to the school and the availability of transportation to and from the school.

Child Custody & School Districts

One of the primary concerns that Parents debate in child custody cases is which parent should have custody of the child on school nights. Now, there are a number of factors that go into determining which parent should have custody on those evenings including: which parent is more likely to help the child with homework, which school district each parent lives in, their proximity to the school and the availability of transportation to and from the school.

Overpayment of Child Support

Sometimes in child support cases, the payor ends up paying too much support over a period of time due to a clerical mistake or perhaps a garnishment of a Federal Income Tax return. As a result, there will be a surplus of support. However, the child support office will continue to withdraw the monthly support as scheduled. So what happens with that overpayment?

Paternity Testing for Child Custody

As a family law attorney, I occasionally encounter child custody cases in which paternity is a crucial issue. In Pennsylvania, paternity is defined as the state or quality of being a father. If a mother, potential father, or child wishes to have a paternity test conducted, he or she may petition the Court to have the test administered. Traditionally, a simple cotton swab test is conducted and DNA is taken from both father and child.

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