Protection From Abuse Order Prevents Children from Being Abducted to Foreign Country
Obtained a Protection From Abuse Order for our father-client against both a mother and her parents, protecting the children from potential abduction to a foreign country.
Divorce Permitted Despite that Couple Continued to Live Together
Proved “separation” of a married couple to meet a statutory requirement of divorce, where the couple continued to live in the same house until the house was sold as ordered by the court in the divorce decree.
Grandparent Permitted to Obtain Custody of Grandchild
Obtained “standing” for a grandparent to obtain a custody order for a grandchild by getting the court to recognize that the termination of parental rights (not covered in the Grandparents Rights Law) created the same functional lack of a parent as parental death (covered in the Grandparents Rights Law).
Custody Reestablished After Months of Denied Access to Child
Representing a parent who lost all access to their child for many months because the spouse had discovered disturbing social media postings, we obtained sole legal and primary physical custody of the child for our client, and had the ruling affirmed on appeal.
Move-Away Allowed: Better Life for Children Who Would Still See Both Parents
Representing Mother, we obtained court permission to relocate two children to the West Coast, where we proved the children would benefit from Mother having a much better-paying job, that they would benefit from living in a much better neighborhood and going to a much better public school, and we could make arrangements for extended visits to Father in Philadelphia.
Move-Away Prevented: Father Would Not Have Been Able to Regularly See Children
Representing Father, we blocked relocation (move-away) of Mother and two children where Mother would have slightly advanced her professional career, but Father’s regular and close relationship to his children would have been disrupted.