Child custody cases are some of the most difficult cases we handle. Legal issues involving a child can be complex and emotionally charged. Many times, both parents want to do what is in their child's best interests, yet neither parent necessarily wants to give up his or her custodial rights. Sometimes one parent is unreasonable in their position or unfairly untilizes a custody situation to retaliate against the other parent.
We, at The Maroto Law Group, uderstand these factors all to well. We've handled many different types of custody case over the years and have learned the ins and outs of custodial litigation. Rest assured we are committed to providing our clients with personalized representation and high-quality legal services under all types of custodial circumstances.
But a certain satisfaction comes from helping those in need of advocacy, information or advice. We are committed to improving the lives of children and their families through skillful and assertive legal representation or mediation. Our Firm pushes hard for efficient, positive outcomes while doing everything possible to reach a resolution smoothly and efficiently.
And we take the time to understand our clients' concerns and be the advocate they need throughout their entire legal process. Having a local cusotdy lawyer on your side will dramatically improve the odds of you getting a fair and just custody agreement.
Child Custody Factors In Pennsylvania
Judges understand the role a parent plays in the life of his or her child. If child custody can be awarded in such a way so as to keep both parents present and active in the child's life, most judges will do everything in their power to make that happen. In many cases this can be achieved by awarding the child's parents joint physical custody and shared legal custody.
When deciding on custody matters, the court will consider a variety of factors:
Relationship between child and parents
Number of siblings
Mental health of parents
Physical health of parents
Preference of the child
Another aspect that is important in child custody cases in Pennsylvania is that each county handles custody matters differently. One county, for example, may require parents in a custody dispute to attend mediation, while other counties in the state may not. Or, one county may rely heavily on the recommendation of a lower-level custody master to guide the case through to completion, and another county may not.
It is important, therefore, that you hire a Chester County family law attorney who is experienced in the county in which your child or children reside so that you will be best advised about your custody case within that judicial system. Our divorce attorneys are experienced in custody matter in all counties within the Philadelphia metropolitan area and can effectively guide you through your case in Chester County, Delaware County or Montgomery County.
More importantly, the best interest of the child is the priority consideration influencing the child custody decision. Our firm can help you pursue a strong result to your case through negotiation and any other process. When you deal with child custody, we take time to develop a strategy that is specific to your family's circumstances. Contact us now to find out what The Maroto Law Group can do for you.