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What Is Child Custody?

This might sound like an easy question, but in Pennsylvania, the word “custody” has several different meanings, and the definitions have some importance. The definitions are part of the Child Custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S. §5322 The first distinction the Custody Act makes is between Legal and Physical Custody. Legal custody means the right to make […]

Can I Get Full Custody In Pennsylvania

What is Full Custody? The term “full custody” means different things to different persons. In Pennsylvania we distinguish between legal custody (the right to receive information, and make decisions about school, medical treatment, etc.) and physical custody (where the child spends his or her time). It would be very rare for one parent to have […]