The ruling in C.T. v. A.W.T. is non-precedential but instructive nonetheless.  It’s a relocation decision out of Philadelphia County involving a six-year-old child.  The single sex relationship resulting in the birth of S.T. ended in 2014.  In 2018, the parties reached an agreement giving A.W.T. primary physical and C.T. alternate weekends from Friday to Sunday

Last week Newsweek published its annual rankings of America’s Top High Schools.  This is a much awaited publication for those with children of that age and it is undoubtedly well circulated in the admissions offices of our colleges and universities.

These compilations also commonly hit the family lawyer’s desk whenever there is a hot dispute

An interesting and, yes, published relocation case was decided by the Superior Court on June 15. D.K.D. v. A.L.C. 2016 Pa. Super 123 involved custody of a child, age 8, who suffers from Pervasive Personality Disorder. The parents separated shortly after the birth of L.D.  They were not divorced until 2015.

L.D. showed signs of

In a year when there have been relatively few published opinions and few of those offering much precedential value, the year ends with an important ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The question in A.S. v. I.S. (8 MAP 2015) revolved around the matter of when a step-parent can owe child support.  In this case,

Since the new custody statute and relocation provisions came into effect in 2011 we have had only one reported decision analyzing the statute. E..D. v. M.P. 2011 WL 5392990.  That changed on Tuesday with the publication of CMK v. KEM, a case decided by the Superior Court affirming a Mercer County decision denying relocation.


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We have previously noted that there are few cases more vexing than those involving one parent deciding to leave this state with a child and move to another to pursue what he/she perceives as better pastures. Clear case law has developed since 1990 that set a standard for when relocation should be granted and setting