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Custody Jurisdiction: Relocation to PA
Custody Jurisdiction: Relocation to PA

Under existing law, the basic jurisdiction to allow custody to be determined in the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is determined by the actual residence of the children for the six months before a petition is initially filed. Pennsylvania’s subject matter ...

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Blog Posts in 2012

  • A Court May Not Use A Custody Contempt Petition To Modify A Custody Order

    Earlier this week, on November 13, 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in a case where the trial court dismissed a motion for ...

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  • The End of Logic in the Law

    On December 20, 2012, the amendments to the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act (otherwise known as SORNA/the Adam Walsh Act/the most ...

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  • New Law to Benefit Veterans

    Congress recently passed a new law, The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejuene Families Act of 2012. This law will go into effect 180 ...

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  • Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.

    SORNA determined to be an unconstitutional violation of ex post facto laws when applied to former Megan’s Law offenders In a decision issued by the ...

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  • Supreme Court Gives Juvenile Offenders a Second Chance

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling declaring that mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment ...

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  • Revisions to Criminal Procedure Rules Affect Consequences to Waiver of Preliminary Healing

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued revisions to Rule 541 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure. This rule address a defendant’s waiver of a ...

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  • Child Custody and Active Duty Military

    Last month Governor Tom Corbett signed a new law which will go into effect in June. This law imposes many military-friendly changes, including a ...

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  • Too Many Traffic Violations can Land You in Jail

    ABC News recently reported on a man who was sentenced to a 60-day prison term after receiving his 38th citation for driving under suspension. ...

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  • Megan's Law Update

    Megan’s Law, which has been in effect since the mid-90’s, requires individuals convicted of certain sexually violent offenses, as enumerated in Title ...

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