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Are you having trouble reciving support from your ex-spouse? Do you have a child who is being neglected or abused? Do you know what your legal rights are? The answers to your problems may lie in this book.With the divorce rate at above 50% and climbing, more and more parents are faced with difficult decisions or situations involving their children. Whether it's difficulty seeing them on a regular basis, being denied visits altogether, watching them being neglected or abused, not receiving enough support, or not receiving support at all, parents increasingly find themselves in the courts debating issues which involve their children. This book is designed to let parents know their legal rights, and to help them take their case through the court system.This book explains in simple language:getting child custody in Pennsylvaniaunderstanding Pennsylvania court proceduresmodifying a custody, visitation, or support ordertaking action in case of kidnapping or abusegetting sole custodyterminating parental rightsselecting and working with an attorneyobtaining mediation between partiesconsequences when custody and support terms are not being metcalculating child support in PennsylvaniafindingPennsylvania law through different sources, includeing the Internet, statutory codes, andlegal encyclopediasfiling a custody suitclaiming paternitymodifying or terminating child support, visitation, or custodygathering information and preserving evidence for your case

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									Child Custody, Visitation, and Support in
Pennsylvania
Author: Rebecca DeSimone



Edition: 1
Table of Contents

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Introduction
Section One: Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 1: Marriage, Cohabitation, or Encounters
Marriage
Legal Separation
Legal Divorce

Chapter 2: Residency

Chapter 3: Your Spouse or Mate

Section Two: Child Custody
Chapter 4: Types of Custody and Standards
Temporary Custody
Sole/Primary Custody
Split Custody
Joint/Shared Custody
Grandparents or Other Relatives
The Best Interests of the Child
Chapter 5: Child Custody Procedure
Child Custody Overview
Custody Agreements
Filing a Custody Complaint
The Custody Intake Conference

Chapter 6: Divorce Battles Over Custody
Moral Fitness
Main Caregiver
Agreeing on Custody
Public Policy and the Judge’s Decision
Unfit Parents
Child’s Preference
Mediation

Chapter 7: Paternity
Raising Paternity Doubts
Unmarried Cohabitants
Paternity Process
Post-Testing Procedures

Section Three: Visitation
Chapter 8: Visitation Overview and Agreement
Supervised Visitation
Those Who Get Visitation
Visitation Agreement
Denied Visitation

Section Four: Child Support
Chapter 9: Child Support Overview
Establishing Child Support Payments
The Nature of the Child Support Order
Chapter 10: Calculating and Determining Child Support
Factors for the Court
Other Responsibilities of the Parents
Support Hearings
Issues Effecting Support Obligations
Child Support Calculation

Chapter 11: Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Agencies
Section Five: Procedures and Modifications
Chapter 12: An Introduction to Legal Forms
Filing with the Prothonotary
Notifying Your Spouse, Mate, etc.
Notice of Filing the Complaint
Other Notices
Setting a Hearing
Courtroom Manners

Chapter 13: Special Circumstances
When You cannot afford Court Costs
Protecting Yourself and Your Children
Protecting Your Children
Temporary Support and Custody

Chapter 14: Modifying Child Custody, Visitation, and Support
Custody
Parenting Time
Child Support

Chapter 15: Violation of the Custody Order Agreement
Failure to Return the Child
Jurisdiction
Section Six: The Legal System and Lawyers
Chapter 16: Commonwealth Legal System
Rules and Procedures, Generally
The Players
Researching the Law

Chapter 17: Lawyers
Determining if You want a Lawyer
Choosing a Lawyer
Working with a Lawyer
Firing a Lawyer

Glossary
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: District Court Administration
Appendix C: Key Court Offices and Prothonotaries’ Offices
Appendix D: Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Appendix E: Child Custody Jurisdiction Act and
Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
Appendix F: Support Guidelines
Appendix G: Forms
Index
Description

Are you having trouble reciving support from your ex-spouse? Do you have a child who is being neglected
or abused? Do you know what your legal rights are? The answers to your problems may lie in this
book.With the divorce rate at above 50% and climbing, more and more parents are faced with difficult
decisions or situations involving their children. Whether it's difficulty seeing them on a regular basis, being
denied visits altogether, watching them being neglected or abused, not receiving enough support, or not
receiving support at all, parents increasingly find themselves in the courts debating issues which involve
their children. This book is designed to let parents know their legal rights, and to help them take their
case through the court system.This book explains in simple language:getting child custody in
Pennsylvaniaunderstanding Pennsylvania court proceduresmodifying a custody, visitation, or support
ordertaking action in case of kidnapping or abusegetting sole custodyterminating parental rightsselecting
and working with an attorneyobtaining mediation between partiesconsequences when custody and
support terms are not being metcalculating child support in PennsylvaniafindingPennsylvania law through
different sources, includeing the Internet, statutory codes, andlegal encyclopediasfiling a custody
suitclaiming paternitymodifying or terminating child support, visitation, or custodygathering information
and preserving evidence for your case
Author Bio
Rebecca DeSimone
Rebecca A. DeSimone received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from Case Western
Reserve University Law School. She served as General Counsel for the National Coal Association in
Washington D.C.Ms. DeSimone is currently in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania, and an Adjunct
Professor in English and Law at several Erie Universities. She has written or co-authored several Legal
Survival Guides, including How to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania.<br/> <br>
, including How to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania.<br/> <br>
cluding How to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania.

								
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