How to Reduce Stress in Child Custody Proceedings

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce rates may be dropping in the United States, but the numbers are still sobering. Statistics show that more than 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce after five years, and over 50 percent end in divorce after 20 years. Child custody will likely be an issue in many of those divorces. Dissolving a marriage, whether you've…

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What Do Recent Changes in the PA Grandparents’ Rights Laws Really Mean?

By Robert M. Going, Attorney If you are a Lancaster County grandparent, chances are you play some role in the life of your grandchild. For many grandparents, however, especially those affected by the opioid crisis, that role is a big one. Ten percent of children in the United States live with a grandparent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and nearly 3 million grandparents…

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5 Common Custody Questions in Lancaster

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Lancaster County couples who file for divorce face many decisions. When they have minor children, the most important decisions concern custody. How will they share parenting responsibilities? How much time will the child spend with each parent? Working out a custody agreement that is best for the child and fair to both parents is not always easy. Each family…

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Common Custody Agreements

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Divorce is never easy, particularly when children are involved. In cases of divorce, Pennsylvania courts consider a number of factors when awarding child custody, all revolving around what is in the best interest of the child. If you are divorcing and you have minor children, you will need to establish a custody agreement. This written document maps out custody…

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The ABCs of Child Custody in Pennsylvania

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Working through child custody can be intimidating. You may be emotionally distressed, and you might be dealing with courts and legal systems for the first time in your life. To make things even more complex, many of the terms and legal language used during the process and proceedings can be hard to understand or easily misunderstood. That's why we're…

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Trapped in Custody Battle? Get 5 Tips for a Better Agreement.

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Unless you are one of the rare couples that are able to have a relaxed, conflict-free divorce, you've probably had to deal with some type of custody disagreement. And for some couples, that disagreement can escalate into a full-scale battle. After all, determining or revising a custody agreement can be incredibly stressful. Giving your spouse more time with…

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