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Category Archives: Child Custody

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Divorced Parents & A Child’s Extracurricular Activities: Who Pays?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Long gone are the days where children could entertain themselves for hours out in the street with a $2 ball. Today, many children are deeply involved with after-school activities, including sports, music, theater, and dance. Some of these activities can be incredibly expensive. Not only do children need to buy uniforms and practice equipment,… Read More »

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Parental Disputes Over Vaccinations

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The ongoing COVID pandemic has brought disputes around childhood vaccination to the fore once again. Many separated parents will be on the same page when it comes to vaccinating their children, but what happens if they aren’t? Under Pennsylvania law, legal custody includes the ability to make medical decisions for a child. If one… Read More »

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Getting A Protection From Abuse Order When You Have Children

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Protection orders are a lifeline for those suffering from domestic violence. These orders can instruct your violent spouse to stay away from you and your family and turn over any firearms they possess or own. But what happens if you have children together? Many people stay in abusive marriages solely for the children, typically… Read More »

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What to Do when Your Children Don’t Want to See Dad (or Mom)

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many divorced parents look forward to those weekends when their children go visit Mom or Dad and they can blessedly have the home to themselves. What happens, though, when your child doesn’t want to go? This is an awkward moment for sure, but there are also legal complications. A child custody order gives the… Read More »

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How to Increase Time with Your Children

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many parents are unhappy with the amount of time they have with their children following divorce. As the years pass, they may wish to increase their visitation, but the current child custody order does not allow it. What to do? Fortunately, parents have options if they want more time. Getting the right legal help,… Read More »

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Child Custody Exchanges & the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Pennsylvania continues to be in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, with most nonessential businesses closed and all residents under a stay-at-home order. This situation is certainly very challenging for those who are coparenting after divorce. Our Media child custody attorneys are aware of several problems this has created. Problem #1: Your Handoff Location… Read More »

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How Much Say Does a Child Have in Custody Proceedings?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

One question many of our clients have is whether their child can decide which parent to live with. We understand where the question is coming from. If your child is older—say, in his teen years—then forcing him to live with a parent he doesn’t want to be with could be very difficult. At the… Read More »

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Witnesses at a Child Custody Hearing

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

When custody is in dispute, each parent will need to present evidence to a judge showing why they deserve custody. There are many types of helpful evidence, such as medical or school records. However, witness testimony makes up the bulk of evidence that a judge considers. In this article, we highlight the key categories… Read More »

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What Should Be in a Parenting Plan?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The centerpiece of a child custody arrangement is the parenting plan. A judge will want to see a plan in writing before signing off on a custody order, so you need to develop one. You should also begin thinking very early in your divorce because parenting plans are not easy to write. One way… Read More »

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Preparing for a Child Custody Fight

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Ideally, parents can work out a custody arrangement between themselves and mutually co-parent effectively. Through cooperation, parents can come up with a parenting plan that works for everybody and that promotes the child’s relationship with each parent. However, the reality of divorce is often much different. Despite many clients’ best intentions, a custody fight… Read More »

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