Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Verdict

Publication Date

1-5-2016

Abstract

With rights comes obligation. That is the lesson of a recent ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, A.S. v. I.S., which held that a stepfather who fought for and won shared custody of his former stepchildren must also pay child support. Reaching the right result, this court nonetheless provides a cautionary tale for parents and stepparents about the future consequences of choices about childrearing during marriage.

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