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Questions Abound Following Changes to Pa. Custody Statute

, The Legal Intelligencer


Consider the following scenario: A responsible, loving mother of three children prepares to attend a custody hearing where a judge will decide how she and her children's father will share custody of their children. The mother does not know the ins and outs of the law regarding custody, and does not have a lawyer to assist her because she cannot afford to hire one. (She is not alone in this regard, as the Domestic Relations Court of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reports approximately 85 to 90 percent of litigants before the court appear pro se).

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