Category: Child Custody

How Is COVID-19 Impacting Custody Orders?

March 31, 2020 | Blog, Child Custody, COVID-19

Icon for author Todd Begg Todd Begg

Since my career began as a Pittsburgh family law attorney in 1989, the court system has never been closed for an extended period. Court closures as a result of COVID-19 distance us from key guidance in managing custody matters involving minor children of separated or divorcing spouses, causing unprecedented difficulties in determining what is “in the best interest of a child.” Without court guidance how do we avoid anarchy? The ultimate […]

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Child Custody and Religion

September 04, 2018 | Blog, Child Custody, Court Decisions, Divorce, Religion

Icon for author Dan Glasser Dan Glasser

In formulating an award of child custody, in addition to physical custody, a court must decide legal custody: the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and educational decisions. 23 Pa.C.S.A. §5322(a). The statute indicates the court may award a parent the right to make decisions regarding a child’s religion, including, but not limited to, which holidays the child would […]

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Separation and Divorce: Where Do I Start?

August 31, 2018 | Blog, Child Custody, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

Icon for author Jennifer Zofcin Jennifer Zofcin

When contemplating separation and divorce, a multitude of questions converge. The task at hand seems impossibly large. Here is a method of arranging the steps to ease the stress of starting your divorce. Collect and preserve information. Copy one year of statements for all accounts, including mortgage, credit cards, loans, bank/investment accounts, retirement and life insurance.  Copy three to five historical tax returns with all attachments. Review cash reserves. Familiarize […]

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10 Co-parenting Tips for Divorcing Parents

November 29, 2017 | Blog, Child Custody, Divorce

Icon for author Robert Raver Robert Raver

For divorcing parents, perhaps the most important co-parenting issue – or hurdle – is how to effectively communicate with the other parent, with whom you may have been unable to communicate about your relationship. As Pittsburgh custody attorneys, we have seen firsthand evidence of how effective communication helps to avoid much conflict in shared custody arrangements. Here are 10 co-parenting tips from our Pittsburgh custody attorneys to assist a divorcing […]

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