Bisel Logo PA Child Custody—Law, Practice and Procedure

2017 Edition
A MUST FOR THE BUSY MATRIMONIAL PRACTITIONER, JUDGES, CLINICAL EXPERTS, AND SOCIAL WORKERS

AUTHORS: MICHAEL E. BERTIN, ESQ.
and HON. EMANUEL A. BERTIN

Published: December 2016 (2017 Ed.) (Previous Editions: 1983, 2012-2016)
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
Library of Congress Number: 2011940637
ISBN 978-0-9839159-1-1
ISSN 2168-7048

1 VOLUME, SOFT-COVER, PRICE: $199.00

This 900-page soft cover resource is a complete revision and comprehensive update by Michael E. Bertin, Esquire and the Honorable Emanuel A. Bertin of Judge Bertin's original 1983 book, which was the first treatise on child custody law in Pennsylvania, and has been highly regarded as the standard in the field for almost 30 years. The authors have created a remarkable book (and ebook) of carefully condensed law, together with hundreds of well analyzed and indexed cases (Pennsylvania, federal and county), full text of child custody statutes and related Rules, the Hague Convention, and the most-needed forms. Close attention is given to the most recent revamp of child custody law, Act No. 112 of 2010 (23 Pa.C.S. § 5321 et seq.), effective in 2011. This statute had its genesis from the work product of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Domestic Relations Advisory Committee, chaired by Judge Bertin, with final input from the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association with substantial contribution thereto from Michael E. Bertin, Esquire, a family law practitioner and partner in the law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. This is the one resource you will need at your fingertips to address any issue regarding Child Custody law in Pennsylvania.

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Dedication
Acknowledgment
About the Authors
Preface

Chapter
1.Child Custody Generally
2.Legal Custody
3.Physical Custody
4.Standing
5.Grandparents
6.Third Parties
7.Burden of Proof
8.Relocation
9.Child Preference/Child Testimony/In Camera Interview of Child
10.Evidence
11.Experts
12.Court Ordered Counseling
13.Counsel for Child / Guardian ad litem
14.Enforcement
15.Modification of Court Order
16.Jurisdiction
17.Appeals
18.Termination of Parental Rights
19.Parenting Coordination
20.Discovery
 
APPENDIX A. State Statutes
APPENDIX B. Federal Statutes
APPENDIX C. Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure (Pa.R.C.P.)—Custody
APPENDIX D. Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention)
APPENDIX E. Forms

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Rules
Index

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