2016 Back to School Creative Contest Winners

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Congratulations to the following teachers and students for winning $500 for their class and for portraying the most creative use of the Gonser and Gonser, P.A. logo within their artwork.

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New Castle County Ms. Julie Goodnow and students Forwood Elementary School 4th Grade

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Kent County. Ms. Rosetta Roach and students Central Middle School 7th & 8th Grade
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Sussex County Ms. Jackie Warrington and students Mariner Middle School 7th Grade

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Recent changes for Grandparent Standing in Pennsylvania Custody Actions

Section 5325 of the Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Statute enumerates certain criterion that if met, allows a grandparent or great-grandparent to file an action seeking partial physical custody or supervised visits of their grandchildren.  One of these situations that allow the initiation of a grandparent custody action is where the parent of the child is deceased.  Another situation is when the child has resided with the grandparent for at least twelve (12) consecutive months, among other things.  The final situation is what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently, in part, determined to be unconstitutional.

Specifically, the PA Supreme Court determined that a portion of Section 5325(2) is unconstitutional.  Section 5325(2) allows a grandparent or great-grandparent  to initiate an action for custody where the parents of the child have been separated for a period of at least six months or have commenced and continued a proceeding to dissolve their marriage.  The Court determined that simply because parents are separated for a period of six months does not mean that the parents are unfit, or that their role as parents is questionable on the sole basis that they have separated.  It is the period of separation for six months language found in the Statute that has been deemed unconstitutional by the Commonwealth’s highest Court.

Grandparents and great-grandparents may still meet the burden to establish their standing to seek custody of their grandchildren; however, this recent ruling certainly places more restrictions on grandparents in establishing their ability to file a custody action.

Now Hiring: Attorney

Hiring attorney: Gonser and Gonser, P.A. is accepting applications for an Attorney in its Dover, DE office.

Qualifications include:

  • Three to five years of experience, preferably in Family Law
  • Some previous management experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task – Excellent time management skills
  • Other practice areas considered are: criminal law, real estate, estate planning

Please submit a cover letter and resume to awgonser@gonserlaw.com.

Gonser and Gonser, P.A.
Concord Plaza, Springer Building, Suite 203
3411 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810

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2015 Back to School Creative Contest Winners

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School Contest: Congratulations to the following teachers and students for winning $500 for their class and for portraying the most creative use of the Gonser and Gonser, P.A. logo within their artwork.

Christina Hastings and students
Mariner Middle School
Sussex County

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Norma Denham and students
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
New Castle County

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What is the standard custody arrangement that the Court’s follow?

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Q: What is the standard custody arrangement that the Court’s follow?

A: There is no standard default. However, the Court analyzes what are called the best interest factors and applies them to the specifics of each case to determine the appropriate custodial arrangement.

If you want answers to your questions and/or concerns call 888-648-2929 to set up a consultation.

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My ex won’t pay his portion of the medical expenses.

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Q: What can I do about my ex not paying his portion of any out of pocket medical expenses for the children he is ordered to pay?

A: You should file a petition for medical arrears. Keep in mind that there are time limits on how far back you can go to get reimbursement.

If you want answers to your questions and/or concerns call 888-648-2929 to set up a consultation.

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Can I waive child support?

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Can I waive child support?  

This is a common provision in many agreements relating to children.  However, in Delaware child support is deemed a parent’s duty of support to a child.  As a result, one parent cannot waive another parent’s duty.

If you want answers to your questions and/or concerns call 888-648-2929 to set up a consultation.

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Do I have to take a parenting class before my divorce will be granted?

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Yes, the petitioner in a divorce proceeding in which there is at least one minor child under the age of 17 has six months to complete an approved parent education course otherwise the divorce petition will be dismissed.

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