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Legal Help

I have experience as a citizen in the role of legal guardian and in loco parentis in Pennsylvania, and I am happy to help you where I can. I do have my own lawyer for my custody case, but I saved myself thousands of dollars by doing a good deal of the work myself. The most significant differences between me and lawyers is that they have a background in law whereas I do not (per se). However, not many lawyers are well-versed in all the aspects of in loco parentis custody cases. These kinds of cases are unusual. Perhaps the most significant difference is that while I have a full time business that I love, I have true a passion for doing right by kids. And I can out-write any lawyer, any day of the week. However, I am not a substitute for a lawyer. I’m more like an added bonus to your legal representation. I’ll give you my opinion and share my experiences with you, but in the end, it’s up to you and/or your lawyer to determine your best legal strategy.

If you have a quick question, feel free to contact me.

If you need help with writing services, such as putting together a history statement that will make the child’s guardian ad litem (GAL) recognize you as the leading contender in your custody case, drop me a line.

I can also help if you need assistance putting together reference material to give to the GAL during an out of court mediation sessions, which I found to be very useful too. I came up with that idea, and I found that it worked very well. If you think this might work for you too, send me a signal.

If you need assistance writing effective letters and emails to your case adversaries, I can help.

I put a lot of information online, which of course is free, but I require payment for custom work. You can save quite a few bucks if you need any kind of summary statement that will minimize your lawyer’s time.

If you have to have an answer to a legal question pronto, type in your question and get help right away - sometimes within minutes! It does cost a few bucks (about $15), but at least it’s fast and doesn’t cost as much as an hour in a lawyer’s office ($150-200). And it’s guaranteed - or you don’t pay. These folks are on the ball with legal info!

Standing in place of the parent, or acting parent, or "in loco parentis" is a big job that comes with a unique set challenges. I created this blog to share my story and my experiences with those who find themselves in a similiar situation. I look forward to hearing your comments!

The expenses do add up, so if you’d like to pitch in, please feel free to donate a few bucks. I really appreciate your generosity!