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An all-in-one resource for practitioners—Editors Sandy Meilton and David Hofstein and a multidisciplinary team of family practitioners give you the information you need to skillfully represent clients in custody proceedings.  This book covers every major area of custody law and practice, from initial consultation through settlement or trial.  New this edition – new sections on hot topics, including grandparents’ rights, same-sex parents, and families dealing with addiction, as well as updates to the Child Custody Act, PA Rules of Civil Procedure, and detailed analysis of key cases. Includes useful forms that will help you in your practice, saving you both time and money every day!

Find answers to your questions—substantive, procedural, tactical & ethical—in this book

  1. Legislating Families: Reaction, Progress, and Obstacles in a Changing Society
  2. Procedural Considerations
  3. Custody Evaluations
  4. Considerations for Award of Custody
  5. Representing Children in Custody Disputes—Counsel for Children and Guardian Ad Litem
  6. Relocation
  7. The Rights of Intimate Partners in Custody
  8. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  9. Post-trial Practice
  10. Child Custody and Ethics
  11. Imagining the Future of Custody Law in Pennsylvania

References: E-Bibliography
Selected Statutes
Selected Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure

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  • 3 indexes: case names, statutory, and subject matter
  • Detailed table of contents

Page Count: 634


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Chapter Three—Custody Evaluations




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Product Date:
April 01, 2017
Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania, Third Edition (eBook)
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Mark R. Ashton, Esq.
Todd M. Begg, Esq.
Ed Blumstein, Esq.
Helen E. Casale, Esq.
Frank P. Cervone, Esq.
Maria P. Cognetti, Esq.
Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq.
Scott J. G. Finger, Esq.
Theresa Glennon, Esq.
Dawn K. Gull, Esq.
David N. Hofstein, Esq., Editor
Darren J. Holst, Esq.
John C. Howett, Jr., Esq.
Steven S. Hurvitz, Esq.
James E. Mahood, Esq.
Carol S. Mills McCarthy, Esq.
Catherine M. McFadden, Esq.
Sandra L. Meilton, Esq., Editor
Mark A. Momjian, Esq
Benjamin E. Orsatti, Esq.
Hon. Katherine B. L. Platt
David S. Rasner, Esq.
Julia Cronin Rater, Esq.
Jennifer J. Riley, Esq.
Arnold T. Shienvold, Ph.D.
Kasey Shienvold, Psy.D., M.B.A.
Judy McIntire Springer, Esq.
Carolyn Moran Zack, Esq.
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