Though the terms “joint custody” and “shared custody” are often used interchangeably, legally speaking there is a difference between the two, and the state of Pennsylvania has its own terminology and definitions of the way that parents may be assigned legal responsibility, physical responsibility, or both for children under the age of eighteen. Custody is … Continue reading Joint Custody and Shared Custody – What’s the Difference?
In the state of Pennsylvania, both parents are expected to provide support for their child until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever happens later, unless the court orders otherwise. Because it is assumed that the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) is financially responsible for … Continue reading Child Support – A 101 Guide To What You Can Expect from Child Support
Joint custody of a minor child is a legal arrangement that may refer to physical custody of a child under the age of eighteen, legal custody of the child, or both. Legal custody establishes who has the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, while physical custody addresses who the child spends … Continue reading Joint Custody – What Are My Rights As A Parent?