Flexibility and generosity should always be your guiding mantra as you navigate through your shared parenting time arrangements. Human nature being what it is, your ex-spouse will be more willing to work with you instead of against you if you offer the same. For example, Spouse A has a family gathering on a Sunday a few hours from home. In order to return the kids to Spouse B in time for the … [Read more...] about BACK TO SCHOOL FLEXIBILITY AND GENEROSITY
Family law varies from state to state, however, historically the US Supreme Court and other high level courts have handed down some pivotal divorce rulings. The following is the very interesting Huff Post list of top 10 divorce cases. Diemer v. Diemer, 1960, established that “refusal to have sex with one’s spouse constitutes abandonment of the marriage.” See v. See, 1966, established … [Read more...] about Top 10 Divorce Rulings
One of the best gifts a divorcing couple can give to their children is to work together to resolve their issues rather than tearing each other apart through a contentious court litigation fight. Mediation can be the couple’s first opportunity to learn to work together under potentially stressful circumstances to make decisions in the best interests of their children. When they mediate, the … [Read more...] about How are Custody Issues Addressed in Mediation?
PA House Bill 1639, now Act 112 will now govern all Pennsylvania custody cases commenced on or after January 24, 2011. The new law is a positive step toward quantifying the subjective decisions the court is required to make regarding child custody. For instance, the court is now required to list the factors it considered in arriving at its custody determination. In this way the parties to such … [Read more...] about House Bill 1639/Act 112 on Child Custody is a step in the right direction.