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.
Joanna L. Grossman,
More Than Kin: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules That Stepfather Granted Custody Rights Also Owes Child Support VERDICT
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