Many times I have clients asking how best to protect their child, or how to stop their ex from taking the child out of the county, state, or even the country. The clients want their ex's to have a relationship with the child, but not at the expense of their own relationship. This brief article … Continue reading Child Custody – What parents should know in a nutshell
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What is Legal Custody?
By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Many are surprised to learn that in Pennsylvania there are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody is how the time with the child is divided. What then is legal custody? 23 Pa.C.S. § 5322 defines legal custody. "Legal custody" is defined as "the right to make major decisions … Continue reading What is Legal Custody?
Child Custody: I Want Full Custody!
By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Quite often a parent comes in for an initial consultation and expresses the desire to seek “full custody” of his/her child(ren). The term “full custody,” however, means a lot of different things to different people. Even amongst practitioners, terms like “full custody,” “primary custody,” and “visitation” can mean a variety … Continue reading Child Custody: I Want Full Custody!