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  • Risk Assessments Now Required for Some Child Custody Cases
    Risk Assessments Now Required for Some Child Custody Cases

    Under the new custody act, passed in November 2010 and effective January 24, 2011, Parties may have to undergo a 'risk assessment.' The recently enacted child custody law , effective January 24, 2011, ...

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  • Should I Report Child Abuse to Children and Youth?
    Should I Report Child Abuse to Children and Youth?

    Child abuse is a serious allegation. It can arise due to physical, emotional, mental or environmental concerns. It should not be reported casually or to gain an upper-hand in a custody matter. It is ...

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  • Rape Shield Law- Are There Limits?
    Rape Shield Law- Are There Limits?

    The Rape Shield Law protects a victim from being cross-examined regarding prior sexual exploits, but there are limits to this rule. Generally, the victim or accuser may not be questioned regarding ...

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  • Enforcement of Custody Orders- Contempt Proceedings
    Enforcement of Custody Orders- Contempt Proceedings

    I've had numerous clients that have gone through extensive litigation to get a final custody order. But is it really ever 'final?' In PA and every other state, custody orders are never final . That is ...

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  • Why Do I Need a Custody Order in PA?
    Why Do I Need a Custody Order in PA?

    A custody order in PA sets forth the parameters in which two parents will exercise both legal and physical custody of the child(ren). Absent this order, the parties will have to agree on how best to ...

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  • Recent Sandusky Case provides society with a renewed reason to fear anything tied to 'Megan's Law'
    Recent Sandusky Case provides society with a renewed reason to fear anything tied to 'Megan's Law'

    CAMPUS SAFETY LAW GETS RENEWED ATTENTION- SHIFT FOCUS TO SEX ABUSE 10:06 PM, Nov. 19, 2011 | Comments CHRISTINA MITCHELL :: | Courier-Post Staff In the state that begat Megan's Law, statutes are ...

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