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Inside Custody Court: Factors Relevant to Custody Decisions (Video)

Authored By: Penn Law School and Philadelphia Legal Assistance


This video provides an introduction to the factors relevant to custody decisions in Pennsylvania. It was produced and directed by Danielle Diggins, Joseph Mensah, and Talisha Riggs of Penn Law, with the assistance of Philadelphia Legal Assistance attorneys Susan Pearlstein, Jesse Krohn, and Jonathan Pyle. The video is divided into the following six parts (19:38):

Part 1: The Best Interests of the Child
Part 2: Past and Present Abuse
Part 3: Encouraging and Permitting Ongoing Contact by the Other Party
Part 4: Performance of Important Parental Duties
Part 5: Criminal Convictions of Party or Household Member
Part 6: Patience and a Calm, Respectful Manner

Last Review and Update: Aug 27, 2021
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