Recently a legal custody battle arose between two divorced parents from London involving their fourteen-year-old daughter's dying wishes. The girl, who had cancer and only a short time to live, had begun making arrangements to be cryogenically frozen with the hopes that in years to come, she would be able to be woken up and cured. However, the procedure required the consent of both of the girl's parents. This meant consent from her father, who she had not had contact with in eight years, was also required. As her father opposed the procedure, her mother brought a suit on the girl's behalf in London's equivalent of a family court. The mother was ultimately successful in getting full rights to decide what would happen to her daughter's remains upon her death. The girl, who has since passed away, has been transported to the United States and is being stored in Detroit.
A local Pittsburgh native, Wiz Khalifa, seems to have his hands full with what can best be described as the onset of a "messy" custody dispute with ex-wife, Amber Rose. Recent news reports detail photos of a backyard patio covered in animal feces where Amber Rose lives with their almost two year old son, Sebastian. The reports indicate Khalifa is concerned that the family's dog is eating the feces and then licking Sebastian's face. This horrific thought, coupled with additional photos showing a knife left on the kitchen counter-top and overflowing garbage cans, has caused Khalifa to consider pursuing legal action to obtain more custody of his son. According to the most up to date news articles, Khalifa is generating a lengthy list of issues related to Amber Rose's care of their son that could lend support in a future custody dispute.
Child custody in Pennsylvania is governed by the same set of laws, compiled in Chapter 53 of the Domestic Relations Code. However, the procedure for enforcing Pennsylvania child custody laws varies county to county. All custody actions are initiated either by the filing of a custody complaint or a petition seeking modification of an existing custody order, both of which must be properly served upon the non-filing party. After the filing of the complaint, the process can differ greatly depending on what county the complaint or petition has been filed in.
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