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Child Custody Posts

How Custody Is Determined in Pennsylvania

Posted September 17, 2018

By Ashley B. Stitzer, Esquire– When a marriage or relationship is dissolving, parents’ primary concern is custody of their child. ­Unfortunately, custody issues can easily become overwhelming and combative resulting in significant distress to the parents as well as the children. If parents are unable to reach an agreement regarding custody decisions for their child, […]

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Adam H. Tanker to Present CLE for the Bucks County Bar Association

Posted April 10, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, Family Law Attorney, Adam Tanker will be a featured panelist for the Bucks County Bar Association CLE: “Clients with Mental Illness- How to Deal”. This course will help attorneys identify clients with mental illness, and give tips on how to deal with those clients. The panelists will review the Rules of […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Custody Rights: In Loco Parentis Standing In Pennsylvania

Posted March 14, 2018

By Ashley B. Stitzer, Esquire In the recent decision of A.J.B. v. A.G.B., 2018 Pa. Super. 50 (Mar. 7, 2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed whether an ex-spouse of a same-sex marriage, who was not the biological parent of a child born during the marriage, had in loco parentis standing to pursue custody of the […]

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Divorce in Pennsylvania: defining separation

Posted February 27, 2018

By Adam H. Tanker One of the first questions clients ask me when considering divorce is, “do we need to file for legal separation?”  In Pennsylvania, there is no such thing as a “legal separation”. However, it is important to determine a couple’s actual separation date for a variety of reasons. For example, the date […]

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Hillary J. Moonay to Present Child Custody CLE

Posted August 19, 2017

Family law attorney Hillary J. Moonay of MacElree Harvey will co-present “Child Custody: Practice Ready Skills,” at a 6-credit CLE course at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Conference Center in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. This fun-filled interactive education session will include exercises, skits and drafting sessions to help refine key skills and abilities in a collegial environment. When: Wednesday, October […]

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Attorney Hillary J. Moonay to Moderate PBI Family Law CLE on April 19, 2017

Posted April 5, 2017

On April 19,  2017 MacElree Harvey family law attorney Hillary J. Moonay will moderate the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) family law CLE on the topic “Grandparents & Third Parties Rights and Responsibilities” designed for family law attorneys representing clients in custody and support matters that arise as a result of changing families. The program will discuss […]

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Attorney Hillary J. Moonay to Speak on Child Custody at PBI Family Law Seminar

Posted February 6, 2017

On February 27, 2017 MacElree Harvey family law attorney Hillary J. Moonay will present on the topic “Child Custody: Practice-Ready Skills” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Seminar designed for family law attorneys representing clients in child custody matters. In this seminar, Ms. Moonay will share the many tips that she has learned through years of experience. […]

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MacElree Harvey Family Law Attorneys to Present at Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Family Law Topics on January 29, 2016.

Posted January 18, 2016

MacElree Harvey family law attorneys Marie I. Crossley and Patrick J. Boyer will both present at The Fundamentals of Family Law Seminar on January 29, 2016.  The Seminar is organized by the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) and is designed to provide helpful insight to attorneys unfamiliar with family law […]

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Want to modify your custody agreement? It could cost you…

Posted May 20, 2015

Child custody is always subject to court review and adjustment in the best interests of the child. For parents who divorce when their child is young, this could mean dozens of court filings and appearances before their child turns 18 or graduates from high school. If the parties are represented by counsel, those court filings […]

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The Legal Uncertainty Surrounding the Disposition of Frozen Embryos in American Divorce Proceedings

Posted February 3, 2015

Child custody battles and fights over the disposition of marital property are frequent occurrences during divorce proceedings. The enduring fight to maintain control and raise one’s children typically revolves around issues such as residency and visitation rights. Most often, the couple argues over which side is entitled to custody based upon a superior ability to […]

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