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Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of the child have standing to bring a claim for primary physical custody?  (more…)

Restitution Allowed But Limited by U.S. Supreme Court in Child Pornography Cases

A recent Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States has limited, but not eliminated, restitution requirements for possession of child pornography.  In the case, Doyle Paroline, was convicted of possessing over 150 digital files depicting child pornography.  Of the files, two contained pictures of a woman who is only identified as “Amy” in the record, with her name being held confidential due to her age at the time of the offense.  “Amy,” now an adult, had been abused by her uncle when she was only eight or nine years old.  She claimed that the abuse has caused her to incur over three million dollars in fees for psychological care, lost income, and attorney’s fees due to the abuse and the continued viewing of the images of her online.  By her estimation, over 70,000 people had viewed the images of her abuse. (more…)

Attorney Caraciolo Selected for 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Attorney Joseph D. Caraciolo has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. (more…)