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Category Archives: Child Custody

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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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Custody Rights of Same Sex Couples

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The recognition of same sex marriage in this country has changed the landscape of this institution in America. However, given the newness of this development and gaps in the law, the way same sex couples are treated in the areas of divorce and family law are not necessarily the same as heterosexual spouses. The… Read More »

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Navigating Child Custody Exchanges

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Sharing custody of a child after divorce can involve walking a path littered with the possibility of having an explosive argument at any time. Depending upon how acrimonious the divorce was, having simple and civil conversations can prove challenging. Unfortunately, splitting time with a child invariably requires regular communication and physical contact to accomplish… Read More »

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Planning to Relocate as a Divorced Parent

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Life takes a person in many unexpected directions, and circumstances that seemed fixed can change in an instant. Relocating to a new city or state is one of those decisions that often comes on the heels of changing jobs, going back to school, or moving closer to family. When a person is divorced with… Read More »

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Study Shows Fathers Disadvantaged in Child Custody Cases

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Stereotypes of proper parenting invariably put the father in a secondary role as the parent providing order and discipline to the household. The bulk of caretaking duties and decision making is left to the mother, who is presumed to be better equipped to provide this support. While this exaggerated dynamic is rarely seen in… Read More »

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