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Philadelphia Family Court

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Yearlong Backlog in Philadelphia Child Custody Cases

Philadelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.

05/08/2014

(City officials listen as developer Don Peebles, at lectern, briefs reporters on his plans for the old Family Court building at 18th and Vine.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Developer Describes Luxury Hotel For Old Philadelphia Family Court Building

Developer Don Peebles said he will purchase the building from the city for $4.5 million and will spend another $85 million renovating it.

02/18/2014

(Darrin Manning's mother, Ikea Coney, speaks to reporters outside Philadelphia Family Court as Manning's attorney, Lewis Small, listens.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Prosecution of Teen Allegedly Caught in Philly Cop’s Genital Squeeze Called Unfair

The mother of straight-A student Darrin Manning says her son was roughed up by police during a streetcorner patdown.

01/23/2014

(The Family Court building at 18th and Vine Streets, near Logan Circle.  File photo)

Psychologist Charged With Lewd Act In His Phila. Family Court Office

The DA’s office says two students in the high school across the street saw Fergueson’s behavior through his office window and the police were called.

12/05/2013

(Dailen, right, is now officially a member of his adopting family.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Family Court Marks National Adoption Day With 18 Families

Eighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.

11/15/2013

(The Family Court building at 18th and Vine Streets, near Logan Circle.  File photo)

Developer Finalists Chosen To Convert Old Family Court Building To Hotel

“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.

05/07/2013

(UP IT GOES.  Adorned with the traditional evergreen tree and flag, the final girder for Philadelphia's new Family Court is hoisted into place.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Final Roofbeam Is Raised For Philadelphia’s New Family Courthouse

As the final steel beam was hoisted into place atop the 15-story, environmentally friendly building (complete with underground garage), officials were pleased to report that construction is proceeding on time.

05/02/2013

Ronald Castille, during a proceeding last September.  Photo from PCN)

Castille Hopes To Stay on Pa. Supreme Court Bench Until Mandatory Retirement

Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille says he plans to seek “retention” by voters this fall for another ten years on the state Supreme Court — even though, under current rules, he faces mandatory retirement just two years from now.

01/09/2013

(Artist's rendering of the new Philadelphia Family Court building, now under construction at 15th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Philadelphia Law Firm Pays $4 Million To Settle Family Court Development Dispute

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s chief justice says he has settled a lawsuit against a law firm that he claimed was double-dipping in the development of a new Family Court building in center city Philadelphia.

12/05/2012

(credit: Pat Loeb)

Woman Looking To Adopt Nieces Challenges City’s Child Welfare System

A Philadelphia woman is asking Family Court to award her custody of her nieces in a case that her advocates say shows the city is biased against poor women.

09/26/2012

(Police allege the victim was beaten with a rock, a rope -- both seen on the patio chair -- and a potted plant, seen overturned inside the door.)

New Trial Date Set For Pre-Teen Charged In Violent Home Break-In in Juniata

The 10-year-old Philadelphia boy is accused in an alleged home invasion attack last month on a 51-year-old woman.

09/05/2012

(Police allege the victim was beaten with a rock, a rope -- both seen on the patio chair -- and a potted plant, seen overturned inside the door.)

Judge Refuses House Arrest For 10-Year-Old Accused of Attacking Neighbor

Family Court administrative judge Kevin Dougherty said the “protection of the community trumps his freedom,” at least for now.

08/22/2012

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Attorney: DHS Places Children Of Tacony Basement Defendants Well Outside Of City

An attorney says the children of two defendants in the so-called “basement of horrors” case have now been formally adjudicated dependent and they have been placed outside the city by the Department of Human Services.

11/22/2011

(Photos from Phila. PD)

More Charges Added As Niece’s Care Probed In Philadelphia ‘Basement of Horror’ Case

Three of the four defendants in Philadelphia’s basement captivity case are now facing additional charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

10/28/2011

Philadelphia Teen Gets Prison Term In Fatal Attack On Pizza Deliveryman

Judge Benjamin Lerner has sentenced 19-year-old Rasheed Caesar to at least 3-6 years behind bars.

08/18/2011

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