Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Do Grandparents have standing to pursue custody of a grandchild?

Attorney Joseph Caraciolo from Harrisburg has an excellent blog post up on the complexities involved in grandparents filing for custody.
"Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of the child have standing to bring a claim for primary physical custody?  The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently reviewed the requirements for a Grandparent’s standing to bring an action for custody for a Grandchild in the case of D.G. and D.G. v. D.B. and G.D., 2014 Pa. Super. 93, filed May 2, 2014."
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