• A.B. v. K.R.K.Y.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-17
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Carbon County
    Judge: Judge Nanovic
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0630

    The court granted mother primary custody of the parties' three children, continuing an arrangement that father had agreed to, given the lack of evidence that mother disparaged father's faith and that the children had been well taken care of under the existing arrangement. The trial court granted mother primary custody.

  • Long v. Long

    Publication Date: 2019-06-17
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Berks County
    Judge: Judge Lash
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0668

    While the parties' minor child recently expressed a preference for living with father, the court refused to alter the current custody arrangement, which had satisfactorily served the best interests of a child, given the child's apparent attempt to please father. The trial court issued a custody order.

  • In the Interest of: R.E.L., a minor

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge McLaughlin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0677

    Commonwealth's failure to respond to a petition to expunge juvenile records did not equate to the statutorily required consent to expungement. Order of the trial court reversed.

  • In the Interest of: K.M.R.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lawrence County
    Judge: Judge Hodge
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0589

    There is no statutory requirement or state precedent requiring that the testimony or preference of a child be placed on the record as an integral part of a termination proceeding and thus no support for parents' argument that their children were withheld from the court and barred from testifying in violation of the Child Protective Services Laws. The trial court recommended affirmance.

  • Bielak v. Bielak

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stabile
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0673

    The trial court did not err in denying husband's petition to modify his obligation to pay wife alimony pendente lite since wife's distributions from an IRA she inherited from her late father did not constitute "income in respect of a decedent" under §4302 of the Domestic Relations Code. The appellate court affirmed.

  • H.M.H. v. D.J.G.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-03
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Shogan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0653

    Trial court erred in failing to conduct a hearing on mother's petition for a permanent PFA order after daughter was sexually abused by daughter's first cousin, and in holding that daughter lacked standing because the act mandated an evidentiary hearing and the statutory definition of family was broad and unambiguous. Order vacated.

  • R.L. v. M.A.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-27
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge DuBow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0612

    Trial court properly awarded shared legal and physical custody to biological mother and her former romantic partner who had been granted in loco parentis standing because trial court analyzed the 23 Pa.C.S. §5328 custody factors and the record supported the trial court's findings. Affirmed.

  • E.B. v. D.B.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-27
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Strassburger
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0623

    Trial court did not err in granting interim and final orders equalizing parents' custody time where older child ultimately expressed her preference for equal parenting time. Orders of the trial court affirmed in part and vacated in part.

  • In the Interest of L.V.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-27
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stevens
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0618

    Adjudication of dependency and finding of aggravated circumstances were supported by the record where trial court credited medical experts who opined that the dependent child suffered numerous bone fractures that were caused by intentional or non-accidental activity. Orders of the trial court affirmed.

  • Lozada v. Caraballo

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Berks County
    Judge: Judge Lash
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0501

    In this child custody modification proceeding, the court concluded it was in the child's best interests to award physical custody to mother, because father's current wife unreasonably interfered with mother's parenting role.