Nationwide, 2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren, according to census data. In Pennsylvania, there are many different directions grandparents can take to gain custody of their grandchildren.
According to Pennsylvania state code, grandparents and great-grandparents may file an action for partial physical custody or supervised physical custody when the parent of the child is deceased, when the parents of the child have been separated for a period of at least six months or have commenced and continued a proceeding to dissolve their union, or when the child has, for a period of at least 12 consecutive months resided with the grandparent. 23 Pa. C.S.A. § 5324
There are other situations where a grandparent can be awarded custody of their grandchild. In situations where a grandchild is in a dangerous environment, a grandparent or great-grandparent can file for primary custody of the child and obtain both legal and physical custody rights.
As a grandparent, if you are seeking to obtain custody or visitation of your grandchild or grandchildren, call our office to speak to an attorney today. Our skilled experienced lawyers eagerly await the opportunity to assist you with your journey into grandparenthood!
There are several holidays in the Month of February, but for some strange reason, many people tend to believe this upcoming Holiday is specifically designated just for couples around the world. There are some people who believe that only couples have the right to have a love filled, spectacular Valentine’s Day! Those people are sadly mistaken!
Here at Jones and Associates Law, PC we advise our clients to think beyond the stigmas surrounding Valentine’s Day. Many of our separated, newly divorced, and single clients have been bombarded with the stereotypical beliefs that they should spend their Valentine’s Day crying, throwing pity parties, and feeling miserable! This is not so!
Valentine’s Day can be a day of love for anyone! We encourage our clients who are separated or going through a divorce to take some time this weekend to focus on and celebrate you! Often times while in marriages, people typically put the needs of their significant other before their own, this year we encourage our separated and newly single clients to embrace self love on this Valentine’s Day.
Here are some tips on things you can do to exercise the love you have for yourself on Valentine’s Day!
1. Give yourself the gift of time! Think about yourself, and do not feel guilty about it!
2. Celebrate and reward yourself! Treat yourself to a nice steak dinner (or the equivalent if you aren’t a fan of red meat). Buy the new book, get the manicure and pedicure, treat yourself!
3. Relax! Have a spa day, or run a hot bubble bath. Whatever it is that relaxes you, do it!
4. Do anything you want to do! With no regrets, and enjoy loving yourself.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our clients, but especially to those who are learning and rediscovering self- love!!
Jones and Associates Law, PC would like to extend a special invitation to our clients, followers and friends to assist us with collecting donations for the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County. The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County seeks to prevent domestic violence and is committed to providing services that meet the needs of victims while enabling them to move forward toward self-sufficiency.
If you are interested in donating, you may do so by coming to our office located 105 West Third Street, Media PA 19063 and place any of the items listed below inside of our donation box in the lobby area. We will accept donations Monday- Friday 9:00 A.M- 4:30 P.M today until February 28, 2017.
NEW toiletries for adults and children
Disposable diapers (specifically for bigger babies and toddlers)
Feminine hygiene products
NEW intimate apparel- all sizes
NEW warm and cold causal clothing
Gloves, hats, scarves
Backpacks and umbrellas
Fans-child proof and new only
Household products, small appliances, paper goods, and cleaning supplies
Linens- twin and full size, kitchen/bath towels and cloths
Kid friendly arts, craft and games
By Jacquie L. Jones
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