Avoid These 6 Mistakes During Custody Proceedings

by Robert M. Going, Jr, Attorney When parents split up, it's common for each parent to want more time with their child. The amount of time awarded to each parent is often decided by a judge in a custody proceeding. However, few parents fully understand how seemingly small actions can significantly impact a judge's decision. At Going and Plank, we work hard to help our clients…

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Custody During the Holidays

How to Create Agreements That Help Kids Enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Winter Break By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Most families agree that holiday breaks are special. So many of these celebrations incorporate family traditions, religious observances, and cultural traditions. Holidays also allow parents to spend more time with their children. No wonder so many parents cherish the holidays. When parents are separated or…

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How Lancaster County Families Can Put Kids First in Custody Proceedings

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Separation is a part of life for many American families. While some couples worry about the division of assets and debt, one of the most important tasks is resolving the issue of child custody. Every family is different, so no custody agreement works for everyone. However, with a bit of creative thinking and the help of an experienced…

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Are There Ways to Reduce Child Custody Stress?

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Separation or divorce gets more complicated when children are involved, which also brings more stress. Even if things are amicable between the parents, emotional strain is inevitable as families figure out how to split a child’s time between two homes. As a result, both parents and children can experience resentment and distress. But, while some tension is unavoidable, there…

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Grandparents Have Custody and Visitation Rights. We Explain How the Law Works in PA.

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Grandparents often assume an essential role in a child’s life. Whether they live close by or across the country, many grandparents treasure their time with these special family members. But what happens when grandparents are unfairly denied visitation rights? Can a grandparent step in to assume custody in an emergency? What happens when one or both parents become…

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Sometimes 50/50 Custody Isn’t Practical. Here’s a List of Common Alternatives.

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney When it comes time to think about child custody, things can get complicated quickly. While many parents believe that 50/50 custody agreements are ideal, that’s not necessarily the case. An evenly split agreement may be possible if parents live near one another or in the same school district. These kinds of arrangements give a child equal time with each…

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