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What law books do lawyers use in their office when researching statutes. (child custody): I want to read up on child custody and family law. Every time I am in a lawyers office they pull out "the bible" of pa statutes. Could someone give me a name of the best book I can buy in relationship to child custody.

Asked 7 months ago in Child Custody

Norma’s answer: For statutes, we rely on Purdon's PA Statutes. Each section is followed by brief references to cases that have construed it or address the same subject matter. Title 23 is Domestic Relations.

Before you spend money buying books, I would recommend that you curl up at a law library with the custody books on the shelves. If there is one you find particularly helpful, you can look into buying it from a retailer. Look for Continuing Legal Education books; these are what lawyers use to figure out the practicalities of getting things done. (The ones published by the PA Bar Institute have yellow covers.)

Answered 6 months ago.


Can i get an annulment : I married my current husband while he was incarcerated. he has been in prison for three years we have been married a year and he is still in prison i want to get an annulment because i fear he will take our daughter and do something crazy. He is abusive and i dont trust him. What can i do

Asked 7 months ago in Family

Norma’s answer: Not sure what you believe your grounds for annulment are. In any event, it would probably be more practical to seek a divorce. His custody rights are the same either way.

You need to sit down with a lawyer and review your options.

Answered 6 months ago.


Falsely accused : My daughter said this guy touched her she told the counselor so they filed a report. They investigate it and found not even to arrest him now my daughter moved out with her mom and this guy is her moms boyfriend now she told her I made this story up but I did not now they called me and said they are going to sue me for falseing accusing him all I said was I said nothing but going off of my daughters words. He was never charged or arrested so how can they sue me for nothing I had to do with it.

Asked 7 months ago in Family

Norma’s answer: This doesn't sound like a lawsuit that would go very far. If you hear from a lawyer who is representing the boyfriend, contact a lawyer at least for a consultation.

Answered 6 months ago.