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Child Custody, Visitation, and Support in Pennsylvania
     

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support in Pennsylvania

by Rebecca A. DeSimone
 
Are you having trouble reciving support from your ex-spouse? Do you have a child who is being neglected or abused? Do you know what your legal rights are? The answers to your problems may lie in this book.

With the divorce rate at above 50% and climbing, more and more parents are faced with difficult decisions or situations involving their children. Whether

Overview

Are you having trouble reciving support from your ex-spouse? Do you have a child who is being neglected or abused? Do you know what your legal rights are? The answers to your problems may lie in this book.

With the divorce rate at above 50% and climbing, more and more parents are faced with difficult decisions or situations involving their children. Whether it's difficulty seeing them on a regular basis, being denied visits altogether, watching them being neglected or abused, not receiving enough support, or not receiving support at all, parents increasingly find themselves in the courts debating issues which involve their children. This book is designed to let parents know their legal rights, and to help them take their case through the court system.

This book explains in simple language:
--getting child custody in Pennsylvania
--understanding Pennsylvania court procedures
--modifying a custody, visitation, or support order
--taking action in case of kidnapping or abuse
--getting sole custody
--terminating parental rights
--selecting and working with an attorney
--obtaining mediation between parties
--consequences when custody and support terms are not being met
--calculating child support in Pennsylvania
--finding Pennsylvania law through different sources, including the Internet, statutory codes, and legal encyclopedias
--filing a custody suit
--claiming paternity
--modifying or terminating child support, visitation, or custody
--gathering information and preserving evidence for your case

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572482425
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Legal Survival Guides Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca A. DeSimone received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School. She served as General Counsel for the National Coal Association in Washington D.C.Ms. DeSimone is currently in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania, and an Adjunct Professor in English and Law at several Erie Universities. She has written or co-authored several Legal Survival Guides, including How to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania.

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