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  • If 13 yr old expresses a desire to live 50% equally w/her Father& Mother with no obvious reasons why not, will Master award it?

    A year ago my husband won a petition for more custody going from 1 overnight per week to every other weekend and one week night per week. Cusody Master recommend he return in 4+ months to file again for shared 50% (14 overnights per month) saying...

    Phyllis’s Answer

    The presumption in PA under the new Custody guidelines is for shared custody. Masters will sometimes look the childs' preference and interview the child- especially with an older child . Masters and Judges' differ on what they consider an appropriate age to discuss matter with child.

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