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Can a Child Have a Say in Parents’ Divorce? PA Court Says Yes

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court recently heard a case questioning whether or not a child could demand a parent pay his educational expenses. The case, Weber v. Weber, involves a couple that divorced in 2000. In 2007, the mother sought that the courts require the father to pay a portion of the children’s educational expenses. The child in question filed a petition to intervene. The court granted his request.

Children Change: Will Your Parenting Plan Allow You to Adapt?

You are getting a divorce. You are splitting from your partner. You have a child -- or two -- together. You might not know exactly what to expect as you transition into a co-parenting situation, but one thing is for sure. You don't want to end up in court every year. 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Grandparents Cannot Get Partial Custody

Parents experiencing marital difficulties can choose from an infinite number of possibilities. Sometimes parents decide to separate but not to divorce. In these situations, Pennsylvania law has allowed grandparents to ask for partial custody of the children. However, the commonwealth's Supreme Court recently ruled that this law was unconstitutional.

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