Melanie E. Tunaitis, Esquire, an associate attorney in Eckell Sparks’ family law department, recently won a Superior Court appeal related to a custody matter.
Melanie presented a three-day custody trial in Lehigh County that wrapped up in early 2020. Melanie’s client, Father in the custody matter, prevailed by being awarded primary physical custody of the minor child.
Mother filed an appeal with the Superior Court challenging the Trial Court’s opinion based upon several issues including a discussion of the definition of a relocation in a custody matter, and focusing on three specific best interest factors along with the application and weight of all of the best interest factors.
The matter was decided on the Briefs presented by both parties and the Superior Court affirmed the Trial Court’s decision agreeing with the legal arguments presented by Melanie in her Brief.