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Child Custody Legal Services

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One of the most important issues to settle between separating parents is how much time each parent will spend with the children and where they will live. Many couples feel they simply cannot come to an agreement and that it would be better for the family court to determine a child custody arrangement. Navigating the complexities of child custody, whether it involves sole or joint custody decisions, requires the expertise of a seasoned family lawyer to protect your and your child’s rights.


We can offer the necessary legal support to secure the most favorable outcome for both you and your children if you have to go to family court. Moreover, in cases where custody agreements can be settled amicably, an experienced attorney plays a crucial role in ensuring these arrangements are effectively enforced, safeguarding the future well-being and security of your family.

Types of Child Custody


Physical Custody

Physical custody refers to where the child lives and the daily care they receive. Physical custody can be sole or shared, meaning the child lives primarily with one parent or splits time between both.

Legal Custody

Legal custody involves making major decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as education, health care, and religion. Legal custody can also be joint, where both parents share decision-making responsibilities, or sole, where only one parent has the authority.

The key difference lies in the focus: physical custody concerns the child’s living situation, while legal custody centers on decision-making authority.

PA Child Custody Factors

When deciding issues regarding child custody, courts in Pennsylvania will consider many factors including the preference of the child, the mental and physical health of the parents, and a number of other pertinent factors. There are at least 16 factors Pennsylvania will consider when determining custody, including whether the custodial parent will encourage a positive relationship with the other parent, past/present abuse, parental duties, stability & continuity in the child’s life, sibling relationships, child preference, and more.

We understand firsthand the impact parental separation has on children. We have worked with psychological experts in a multitude of cases to come to a resolution that is in the best interest of the children.

We have litigated cases involving relocation requests, grandparents and other third parties requests for custody and visitation as well as cases involving addiction issues or other special circumstances.


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