In most cases, there isn’t much to write on the subject of legal custody. In Pennsylvania, it is the right to make decisions affecting the child’s welfare; in contrast to physical custody which is where kids spend their time. It rarely comes up except when couples fight over school placements or foreign travel to “unsafe”

There are times when two conversations with two wholly separate individuals causes a person to distill some interesting new thoughts. Earlier this month I had lunch with a woman who has long run the intake program for the Domestic Relations Office in Chester County. We were discussing the triumphs and tragedies associated with the daily

I try not to become angry with clients; recognizing that they are in the middle of family law litigation.  But there are times when a client will insist that they know best “what the court will do”.  That can be a frustrating experience.

I had this occur with a client on Friday yet with a

If a lawyer actually listens to a client, some times there is a sense of disappointment that the client has not articulated, but, nonetheless, is present to behold.  I received a phone call from a client tonight.  He had spoken with a court appointed custody mediator who had explained to him how mediation works in