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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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Case Notes: Termination of parental rights for an infant.

In the case of In Re: Adoption of M.R.B., 25 A3d 1247 (Pa. Super. 2011), the Superior Court overturned the Beaver County trial court decision and required the court to consider terminating the ...
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Case Notes: Incarceration and termination of parental rights

People often confuse the terms custody and parental rights. Put simplistically, physical custody is the right to spend time wth a child and legal custody is the right to make important decisions on ...
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Case Notes: Incarceration and termination of parental rights

Under Pennsylvania law, a parent's rights may be terminated if the parent has "abandoned" the child and not sought contact for at least 6 months. In a recent case, the Pennsylvania ...
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