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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on Pennsylvania Family Law, related topics, and family matters in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your Pennsylvania Family Law case.

Pennsylvania Senate Committee Approves Child Custody Bill

Posted by Joseph Lento | Mar 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you're going through a divorce, some of the most contentious and emotional issues arise while negotiating child custody and visitation. If the parents can't agree, Pennsylvania courts assign custody and visitation based on the “best interests of the child.” But now, a child safety bill headi...

Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws May Get a Safety Revamp

Posted by Joseph Lento | Feb 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you're going through a divorce, some of the most contentious decisions couples often face are regarding who will have custody of the kids and how visitation will happen. In Pennsylvania, courts prefer when couples come to a mutual decision regarding custody matters. But when one parent faces...

PA Woman who Fled with Children Facing Felony Charges

Posted by Joseph Lento | Jan 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The news that you cannot see your children unless it's under the court's terms is, undoubtedly, a hard pill to swallow. While most parents accept the decision, others place law enforcement through a lengthy chase and move their children across state lines. Such is the case of 39-year-old Sawsan H...

When Custody Exchanges Go Wrong, Part 2

Posted by Joseph Lento | Nov 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Very few people go into a child custody situation wanting it to be contentious. Most people would prefer to peacefully transfer their child from one parent to another, with as little drama as possible. Unfortunately, human beings and human feelings get in the way, and there are few relationships...

What Should You Do When Custody Exchanges Go Wrong?

Posted by Joseph Lento | Nov 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every day, in every city in America, child custody exchanges take place. Usually, parents can set aside any bad feelings they may have to make the situation as pleasant as possible for their child. But sometimes, almost anything — a simmering dispute, a new love interest, a harsh word, even a chi...

Pandemic Parenting Challenges Pennsylvania Co-Parents

Posted by Joseph Lento | Oct 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child custody arrangements are rarely simple and can often be precarious. Parents are often hesitant to ask each other for even minor deviations from the plan for fear of upsetting a fragile peace. Even when life circumstances allow for smooth sailing, co-parenting presents many opportunities for...

A Poisoned Milkshake Complicates Custody Considerations

Posted by Joseph Lento | Sep 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child custody battles can be confusing and contentious. It can be easy for partners (or ex-partners) to fight or harbor bitter feelings against each other, especially if one feels that the other is controlling access to their child. There are many legal actions that one can take to improve a heat...

Divorce in the Public Eye

Posted by Joseph Lento | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marriage is hard, and divorce is even harder. But going through a divorce while the whole world watches may seem nearly impossible. Celebrities and public officials who divorce in the public eye face the insatiable questions of fans and media outlets, while also trying to protect their privacy an...

Divorces Surge Due to COVID-19

Posted by Joseph Lento | Aug 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before the pandemic, many divorcing or separated couples chose to still live in the same home. In some cases, they may have wanted to continue co-parenting. In others, one party may have been worried that leaving home would give their spouse sole possession of a significant asset. In many cases, ...

A Custody Tug-of-War: The Jaime King Divorce

Posted by Joseph Lento | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Jaime King/Kyle Newman divorce has been splashed across the tabloids since late May, with new accusations hurled back and forth between the two. It's a salacious read, a distraction during a pandemic and—maybe—a cautionary tale. And that's even true across the country from Hollywood, even her...

Tips for Preparing for a Custody Battle

Posted by Joseph Lento | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you were thinking about separating or divorcing before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and decided to wait until the crisis had passed, now that Pennsylvania (as well as many other states) are slowly starting to reopen, you might be ready to take action. It's possible that being stuck at home for th...

Co-Parenting Through Coronavirus

Posted by Joseph Lento | Apr 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

We have all had to adapt to new ways of living life in America during this COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are now ordering their groceries online and driving to a designated parking spot to have them delivered out to their car. Churches and synagogues are holding services by teleconferences. So-c...

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