6 Things to Know About Child Custody and Visitation Law in Pennsylvania

Posted on November 26th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce is stressful enough, but add in a battle over child custody, and it can be one of the worst times of anyone’s life. When you’re fighting for your right to see your child, through primary custody or visitation, it’s easy to get emotional and not see things clearly. You can end up walking into […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Child Custody Battles

Posted on July 16th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. You want to be there to support them and provide for them, but this can be difficult to do if you’re going through a child custody battle. Fighting for custody of your child is an extremely difficult event to go through. You might know how […]

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How Does a Judge Decide if A Child Can Testify in Court?

Posted on July 7th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce can hit the hardest on the children. The younger they are, the less they are able to understand what’s happening, and they have even less control over the situation than either parent. A child isn’t even guaranteed the right to testify, a judge decides if they can based on a few factors, similar to […]

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What Factors Determine Child Custody?

Posted on June 17th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Many would agree that the worst thing about divorce is determining child custody. Save for some extreme circumstances, it’s better for children to have both of their parents in their lives. But some things are not meant to be, so we do the best we can for the children. The goal of the Pennsylvania court […]

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What Happens if You Miss Child Visitation?

Posted on June 2nd, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

After a divorce, as the non-custodial parent, seeing your child is of the utmost importance. Your visitation rights allow you to keep a relationship with your child when you can’t be with them like you used to. At the same time, things such as work and family emergencies can get in the way. There are […]

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What Types of Visitation Are There?

Posted on May 11th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce is a difficult process to go through. It’s the separation of a family you thought would last forever, but the most important thing during and after a divorce is the children. Any good parent would want what’s best for them, even if it means they don’t have full physical custody, and can only see […]

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What Types of Child Custody Are There?

Posted on May 5th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Divorce is hard on a family, and sadly many have or will go through it. Too often, divorce includes a legal discussion about how both parents are to care for their child, and how much control they each have in the child’s life. To make matters tougher, child custody and visitation rights aren’t that simple […]

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Senate Unanimously Approves Custody Reform Bill, Kayden’s Law

Posted on April 20th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Earlier this year, Senate Bill 78 — often known as Kayden’s Law — was reintroduced and unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill is named after Kayden Mancuso, a 7-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was murdered by her biological father during an unsupervised court-ordered overnight visit in the summer of 2018. The father […]

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Can Parental Alienation Determine Custody?

Posted on April 15th, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Parental alienation occurs when one parent isolates a child from the other parent through manipulation, usually through words or actions. The child may feel fear of discipline or guilt due to this parent’s abuse, and make no mistake, this is child abuse. Often, if a pattern of parental alienation is established, it can determine a […]

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Child Custody Gets Complicated Because of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted on March 31st, 2021 in Child Custody/Support

Child custody is never a smooth process, especially during a global pandemic. But now, instead of parents worrying about the common issues of pickup times and locations, parents now have the added factor of, did my ex get vaccinated? At Kalinoski Law Offices, we know child custody is complicated, and because of the controversy of […]

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