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Blog Posts in February, 2011

Act 112: Section 5333 - Informational programs

Section 5332 simply provides that the court may require the parties to attend parenting programs and to pay for the programs. Section 5332 does not require courts to set up such programs. As a ...
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Brewing Support Rules Changes to Be Minor

In Pennsylvania, child support is largely governed by "Rules of Civil Procedure" rather than laws. Laws are passed by the legislature and governor, but civil procedure rules in PA are ...
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Act 112: Section 5331 - Parenting Plan

Section 5331 of Act 112 covers parenting plans for custody. A parenting plan is a proposed custody arrangement. Section 5331 does not require the use of parenting plans. But if the court orders a ...
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Act 112: Section 5330 - Pending criminal charges

Section 5330 of Act 112 covers pending criminal charges and custody. Section 5330 permits a parent who learns of certain criminal charges against the other party (or a member of their household) to ...
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Act 112: Section 5329 - Criminal Convictions.

Section 5329 covers the use of criminal convictions in Pennsylvania custody cases. Section 5329 lists those criminal convictions (and "no contests") that must be considered by the court in a ...
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Act 112: Section 5328 - Factors in awarding custody.

Section 5328 sets forth the new factors in awarding custody. The basis of every custody decision remains the "best interests" of the child. But there a number of new factors that are ...
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