Minor Parents Get New Independence in Custody Cases

August 4, 2015 – In The News
The Legal Intelligencer

Judy M. Springer was featured in The Legal Intelligencer article, “Minor Parents Get New Independence in Custody Cases.” Full text can be found in the August 4, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.

Child-support cases may start working in favor to minor parents after a rule from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which allows minors to bring, maintain and defend custody actions without an appointed guardian. The rule was announced on July 20 and will go in effect on September 1.

Fox’s Judy M. Springer senses potential problems with this rule, questioning a minor parents’ ability to pursue results of legal action. Springer understands the problems a minor might have in finding support, but she urges trying to find a guardian for the greatest chance of ruling in their favor.