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Child Custody

Child Custody for the LGBTQ+ Community: Unique Considerations

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Child custody is an important issue for any parent, but it can be particularly challenging for LGBTQ+ parents due to unique legal considerations. The legal framework for child custody in the LGBTQ+ community can be complex and varies from state to state, making it important for LGBTQ+ parents to understand their legal rights and responsibilities. […]

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12 Signs You Need to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer

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No one wants to find themselves in the middle of a child custody dispute, but unfortunately, it is more common than you may think. To make sure your rights and interests are best protected, it is important to be aware of the signs that you may need to hire a child custody lawyer. An attorney […]

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Evaluations of Parents with Criminal Convictions

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In April 2012 the Pennsylvania legislature enacted an amendment to the Child Custody Law. The amendment is numbered SB 1167 and went into effect on June 11. SB 1167 helps explain a provision of the Custody Law that addresses how courts should consider criminal convictions in custody cases. The section of the Custody Law pertaining […]

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Protect Parent-Child Relationships from Alienation

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What is parental alienation? Children of divorce most want to maintain a healthy and strong relationship with both of their parents, and also to be shielded from their parents’ conflict. But some parents use children as a “bargaining chip” throughout the divorce process. Some parents, in an effort to be viewed as the “chosen” parent, […]

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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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Guiding You Through The Process Of Establishing Paternity

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Paternity is the legal status that establishes whether or not someone is another person’s biological father. Establishing paternity is very important in the eyes of the law when it comes to child support and child custody issues. There are court proceedings and DNA testing that are both used to establish paternity, and the better they […]

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In the Event of an Order Violation, Find Out What to Do

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By the time the dust settles in a divorce case involving a family, there are often several court orders that are in place that need to be abide by. When those named in a court order refuse to comply with the terms, they can potentially face fines and jail time. The even bigger consequence for […]

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Client Testimonials

They are amazing! I highly recommend anyone that is in need of assistance with child support hearings to seek out the expertise and experience of this law firm and staff! They handled my case quickly and I feel that my money was put to good use. Much appreciated! Nothing less than five stars!

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.

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