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Child Protection Law in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has 23 new child protection laws, enacted in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Most of these laws came into effect on December 31, 2014. These laws dramatically impact custody, ...
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Legal test to label someone as a child abuser.

In a recent superior court case (85 Pa. Super. 2014), the court was faced with the question of whether a mother committed child abuse upon her daughter. The facts of the case are awful. The young ...
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New Law: Child Abduction Prevention in Custody Disputes

Pennsylvania passed only one law in 2014 that amended the Domestic Relations Act. It is the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act, found at 23 Pa.C.S.A. 5201. The Act aims to create guidelines for ...
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Case Notes: Fabricating Abuse in a Custody Case

In M.O. v. F.W. , 2012 PA Super 49 (2012), the Superior Court affirmed the decision of the trial court awarding sole legal and primary physical custody of the child to Mother due to Father's ...
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Mother Arrested on Suspicion of Child Abuse

A sad area of family law is in regards to domestic violence, abuse, and child abuse. A 25-year-old mother in Pennsylvania was arrested after her 2-year-old son was found after being locked in their ...
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