Child Custody

How Does a Grandparent Obtain Child Custody?

How Does a Grandparent Obtain Child Custody?

This year, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a new law that expands the definition of who may request child custody in addition to clarifying the situations when a grandparent may obtain custody of a grandchild. Grandparents have been taking care of grandchildren at...
How Can I Modify My Child Support Payment in PA?

How Can I Modify My Child Support Payment in PA?

Under Pennsylvania law, both parents are required to support their child until the child reaches 18 (or longer in some cases), but a parent can seek to modify a child support payment in the months and years following an initial child support award. A Pennsylvania...
Examining the Child Custody Factors in Pennsylvania

Examining the Child Custody Factors in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the child custody laws require the court to consider factors when determining an appropriate custody award.  For any custody case, each and every factor is considered; therefore, parents should make sure that they are fulfilling their obligations and...