The Legal’s family law supplement covers paternity law, a new trend in international adoptions and child custody relocation in the digital age.

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Paternity Law Is Changing With the Times–But Is it Too Much Too Fast?
Evolving standards of what constitutes a family are reflected in recent decisions in the Pennsylvania appellate courts. Read more

A Recent Trend in International Adoptions
The area of adoption law, like other legal specialties, is subject to changes and trends. However, few areas of domestic relations practice are also subject to global influences and the shifting demands of international politics as is the field of international adoption law. Read more

New Thoughts on Solving the Absentee Parent Problem
Every family law practitioner has been there. The players are a little different each time but the roles are always the same. Usually it is a young mother complaining about a “dead beat dad” who is hardly in the picture. Sometimes it is a concerned grandparent who has been listening to the parent’s heartache for far too long. Or it is a young father complaining about a mother with a mental health history who has walked out for the last time and left him to care for a young child alone. Read more

Custody Relocation in the Digital Age
Internet dating and networking programs such as Match.com, JDate, LinkedIn, and even Facebook, significantly increase the odds of a separated or divorced parent finding a new mate or a new job outside of his or her current geographical area. Read more

The Pros and Cons of Reducing Divorce Wait Time
Prior to the 1980 amendments of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, parties were only able to obtain a divorce by establishing fault grounds under Pa.C.S. 23 Section 3301(a), i.e., desertion, adultery, cruel and barbarous treatment, bigamy, imprisonment for more than two years and indignities. Read more

Appellate Tips for Pennsylvania Family Lawyers
You may be wondering why, as a family lawyer, you need appellate advice. After all, most of your cases settle. Of the cases that do go to trial, only a few of them are appealed to the Superior Court. So why worry about an appeal? Because you are likely to have an appeal to deal with sometime soon. Read more