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Laws current as of December 15, 2023

How will a court consider a parent’s absence due to military duty?

If a parent petitions to change custody after the return of a deployed parent, the court is not permitted to consider the deployed parent’s absence as a factor when determining what custody arrangement is in the child’s best interest.1

1 51 Pa.C.S.A. § 4109(c)