As reported by www.Philly.com, the emotional storm of divorce may soon ease a little for children caught in the middle of their parent’s break-up.
That’s because new state laws passed in January, 2011 address a few significant child custody issues that, for decades, had been dealt with on a case-by-case basis – and often to the confused or enraged dissatisfaction of lawyers and parents.
Sponsored by Representative Kathy Mandarino of Philadephia, the new laws:
While it’s hard for anyone to argue with laws designed to minimize the trauma on children during and after their parent’s divorce, some
“The court is a little panicked that they have this new mandate without any funding to hire any additional people. [The new law] puts the onus on the court to do an evaluation to figure out if a person poses a threat to a child.
However, Watson isn’t entirely pessimistic about how the (well-intentioned) new laws will be interpreted and applied. In light of the new law that spells out what must be in a parenting plan, Watson predicts that it will help avoid and resolve conflict between parents. “If you don’t know what the other side wants, you don’t know what you’re fighting about,” she noted.
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