My question involves a child custody case from the State of: PA,
Mother dies . Father has full rights to his children PA LAW ,
Mother and Father were divorced , Father maintained contact and visitations with his children , paid child support etc,There was NEVER a court order for custody , children stayed with Mom with verbal agreement between Father and Mother , Father was a flier Military at the time , NOW land based.
Mother died after a very short sudden illness less than 3 months ,, Aunt and and the sister of the two youngest children tried for custody , Aunt got kicked out , Judge gave sister "standing" on the grounds of "psychological bonding" BUT stated they should conciliate OUT of court , Dad tried , drove 12 hours each way so the two youngest could visit family members INCLUDING the Sister , we parted with hugs all round ,, then within the twenty days HER attorney sent an arguement straight to the court that Sister is trying for custody BUT never sent the arguement to the father we got it a week AFTER we got a court order for a conciliation , is this OUT of PROTOCOL, ? AND why is a sibling being allowed standing when the biological parent is here to take care of his two youngest, he has NO bad past BUT the sister does, psychiatric care at 17 for beating up her MOTHER , But only a judge can pull this up as she was a juvenile then , do we have to stoop so low as to bring up her past that will marr her for the rest of her career , WHEN she ever gets one ? she is 21 , never married , never worked and shares an apartment with another girl , all admitted in the previous hearing she has NOTHING to offer , Dad is disgusted with his daughter BUT at the same time cares for her future even though she is putting him through hell right now , there was a LOT of parent alientaion , but both younger children adore their dad despite what sister tries to say , we have plenty photos of all his visititaions over the years of separation , sister is trying to say there was NO contact for the last FIVE years , , do we try for another dismissal if so what grounds,, unfair protocol . or do we have to drag up the past ?