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Summary of the New Pennsylvania Custody Law
Summary of the New Pennsylvania Custody Law

Previous blog posts have analyzed each Section of the new Pennsylvania custody law. This post is a summary of the new law. The new Pennsylvania custody law applies to all custody cases that began on January 24, 2011 or later. The new law entirely replaces the previous ...

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Blog posts in Act 112

  • Act 112: Section 5340 - Filing charges against court appointed evaluators. Conclusion of Act 112.

    Section 5340 is an interesting new provision. Custody actions often involve "psychological evaluations" of the parties parenting relationships and ...

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  • Act 112: Sections 5338-5339 - Best interest & Counsel Fees

    Section 5338 merely restates the basic premise of custody law: the "best interests" of a child are always paramount. Under Section 5338, a custody ...

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  • Act 112: Section 5337 - Relocation (part 2)

    Section 5337. Relocation continued; Part 2. Standards Once the procedures of 5337 have been followed (see Part 1) and a timely objection has been ...

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  • Act 112: Section 5337 - Relocation (part 1)

    Section 5337 of Act 112 details the procedures, rules and standards involved when a party wishes to "relocate" with a child. Section 5337 represents ...

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  • Act 112: Section 5336 - Access to records

    Section 5336 of Act 112 provides that a party with shared (or sole) legal custody of a child has the right to receive the childs' medical, religious ...

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  • Act 112: Sections 5334-5335 - Guardian ad litem/counsel for the child

    Section 5334 of Act 112 deals with the appointment and duties of a guardian ad litem . Section 5335 deals with the appointment and duties of a child ...

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  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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