custody

Stepparent who Pursues Parental Rights may Assume Liability for Child Support

A stepparent who takes affirmative legal steps to assume the same parental rights as a biological parent may be liable for child support, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in A.S. v. I.S..

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:25+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stepparent who Pursues Parental Rights may Assume Liability for Child Support

Supreme Court Clarifies Rule on Witnesses in Custody Cases

By order dated October 28, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Pa. R.C.P. 1915.4-4, which governs pre-trial procedures in custody cases.

By | 2015-11-13T12:34:34+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Clarifies Rule on Witnesses in Custody Cases

School District must Provide Transportation to Pupil with Two Residences due to Shared Custody Arrangement

Where a child has two residences within a school district due to a shared custody arrangement, the district must provide transportation to both residences, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Watts v. Manheim Twp. Sch. Dist.

By | 2015-09-10T14:23:24+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, School Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on School District must Provide Transportation to Pupil with Two Residences due to Shared Custody Arrangement

Supreme Court Amends Rules Governing Actions for Custody of Minor Children

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has announced amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure governing actions for custody of minor children.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:27+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Amends Rules Governing Actions for Custody of Minor Children

Parolee Subject to Custodial Interrogation on New Crimes Entitled to Miranda Warnings

Parole agents violated a parolee’s Fifth Amendment rights by interrogating him about new crimes while he was in custody, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Cooley, III.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:28+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Parolee Subject to Custodial Interrogation on New Crimes Entitled to Miranda Warnings