If you are a parent with a custody matter in PA, you may be familiar
with custody mediations, parenting classes, and conciliations. But you may soon hear about another concept –
parenting coordination. Due to a recently adopted change to the custody rules, it is likely that Pennsylvania
Courts may start appointing parenting coordinators in custody matters when the new
rules go into effect in March 2019.
On October 2, 2018, Christina M. DeMatteo appeared on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at a press conference to speak regarding recent legislation on the issue of grandparent and third party custody rights.
Christina M. DeMatteo recently co-authored an informational pamphlet “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody.” The pamphlet summarizes recent changes to Pennsylvania's custody law and how it impacts caregivers seeking custody of children whose parents are unable or unwilling to raise them.