“Standing” is what lawyers define as “the right to be involved in the litigation” and this has been a hot topic in recent years as many grandparents find themselves immersedContinue Reading Supremes Rule that an Order Conferring “Standing” to Grandparents is Not Subject to Immediate Appeal.
The October 6 decision in RSK v. DLK is non-precedential but still important because of the subject. The parties are parents of four children and have been divorced for…Continue Reading An Appellate Decision on Transgender Care Comes Without Getting to the Substance
National Public Radio recently dropped a podcast on 1A about the custody trend of recent years known as “nesting” or “birdnesting.” It picked up some momentum through the pandemic. The…Continue Reading Does Custodial “Nesting” Really Work?
It’s only Wednesday but the Superior Court has already had a tough week in terms of parental insanity. On Tuesday we had T.P v. G.P., a protection from abuse…Continue Reading Is Your Kid’s Cellphone A Cause For Good or A Provocation?
Last week brought us a panel decision of the Superior Court in Humphrey v. Ross, not to be confused with the epic child support battle Humphreys v. DeRoss. The facts…Continue Reading Marijuana Use and Custody Litigation: The Straight Dope
Legislatures and courts these days are devoting lots of energy to what parents can and can’t regulate in their households and who is “responsible.” Florida just passed a law…Continue Reading Son with a Gun Part 2: Are You Liable for the Kid with a Gun?
On May 11, a federal court in Richmond, Virginia ruled that 18 year old’s have a right to own firearms regardless of state and federal laws limiting that right…Continue Reading Son With a Gun: Do Parents Have A Say?
This week the Montgomery Bar Association is presenting a seminar on third parties in divorce, support and custody litigation as part of its annual series to celebrate the life of…Continue Reading A New 3rd Party Standing Case Makes Custody Complicated
It is always a good idea to keep an eye on other jurisdictions for how they deal with novel or emerging issues. One issue recently considered was the use of…
Continue Reading What Could Massachusetts Ruling Non-Disparagement Orders Unconstitutional Mean to Pennsylvania?
We’re written about the impact that the coronavirus has had on custody cases and the limited availability of the court’s during this time. A recent story from Florida highlights the …
Continue Reading Update: Florida Case Highlights Coronavirus Custody Order’s Impact on an Essential Employee