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January 4, 2006
Case Law Development: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Nonrelatives may seek Grandparent Visitation
A couple may seek court-ordered visitation with the 8-year-old daughter of a woman they helped raise, even though they are not related by blood or marriage to either the mother or child, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. A dissenting justice warned that the new interpretation of Pennsylvania's Grandparent Visitation Act may lead others to push for access to children to whom they are not related. Source: Mark Scolforo, AP, phillyburbs.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited January 4, 2006, reo). The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, Peters v. Costello, decided December 30, 2005, may be found here (last visited January 4, 2006, reo).
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