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Child Custody

Can You Get Custody of Your Grandchild?

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If your grandchild’s biological parents are unfit to care for him or her, you as a grandparent may want to step forward to seek custody. Maybe, the child’s parents realize that you are better able to raise the child. The parents may request that you stand in loco parentis (Latin for “in the place of […]

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Meet Custody Issues with Communication and Compromise

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If you’re divorced and you have kids, you might have already experienced the roller coaster of co-parenting. Vacations, barbecues, and camp to the equation do not make custody issues any easier. Coordinating time is pretty simple when a family works together as a unit. However, shared custody can sometimes make planning tricky. Both you and […]

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What Happens If Your Ex Violated a Court Order?

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By the time the dust settles in a divorce case, there are often several court orders in place. This is especially true if the divorced couple has children together. When someone fails to comply with the terms of an order, they could face court appearances, fines and jail time. The charge might also impact their […]

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Choosing a School with Shared Custody

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As parents, we make decisions daily with our kids’ best interests in mind. One of the most important long-term choices when raising a child is deciding where they should receive an education. A school should meet (and exceed) a child’s needs, so he or she can get the best start possible. If you are a divorced […]

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Family Activists Push for Two Pennsylvania Child Custody Bills

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The term “parental alienation” refers to a child’s unwarranted dislike or animosity toward one parent. Proponents say the situation arises during or after divorce, when one parent has more control and encourages this behavior. To help prevent the unfair consequences of parental alienation, the National Parents Organization is advocating for the passing of two Pennsylvania […]

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Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in New Jersey

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Decades ago, child visitation statutes only applied to parents. Today, each state has laws specific to grandparents’ legal rights to maintain contact with their grandchildren. The intention of these laws is to balance parents’ rights to raise their kids the way they want and the benefits to children who spend time with their grandparents. Grandparent […]

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Custody and Child Abuse or Parental Substance Abuse

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It’s hard enough when parents end a relationship and custody matters need to be worked out. If you have concerns that your child’s other parent is abusing drugs or alcohol, or worse yet, abusing your child, you need to take action immediately. Pennsylvania family courts will take every measure necessary to protect a child if […]

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Protecting Grandparents’ Rights

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Today, parents aren’t the only ones raising their children. Extended family plays a critical role. In many families, grandparents are like second parents to their grandchildren. While grandparents are playing a greater role than ever before, laws that protect grandparents’ rights are still emerging. When things change — like through divorce or the death of […]

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Alana Deverson

I just want to say GREAT JOB! She is a no nonsense professional with years of experience that qualifies her as a skilled Family Law attorney. She is seasoned, sensitive, and most of all she cares. She made things easy for me. Definitely recommend!

Kimberly Colby

Overall I was pleased with the results of my divorce case. The entire Petrelli Previtera team truly cares about their clients. Luckily for me, I was paired up with an amazing team helping all the way. If you happen to work with this firm and with the lawyers you’ll be in great hands. It was such an excellent service and it was beyond I expected.

A Family Law Client Chevy Chase , MD

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