PA Governor Wolf Signs SB 844 on May 4, 2018 – New Changes coming soon to Pennsylvania Custody Law

As recently noted here on the Family Law Blog at, SB 844 passed the Pennsylvania Senate and Pennsylvania House earlier this spring and was awaiting signature by the Governor.

On Friday, May 4, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Bill which will be effective 60 days from its signature, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

This means big changes to both WHO can now become involved in  PA Custody cases (standing) and WHAT will be considered for those persons seeking Custody under PA law.

Accordingly, any persons seeking to petition for custody in Pennsylvania under the new law should prepare now, since if they meet the new criteria for filing they will be able to file as of July 3, 2018.

For more information on these new developments in PA Custody Law, contact Attorney Levine today at: 412.303.9566.