Attorneys For Joint Custody Agreements
Pennsylvania family law courts expect both parents to maintain a share of parental responsibility after separation or divorce. For many parents, that means joint custody is a sound option that provides for the benefit and welfare of the child(ren).
Seeking Shared Physical Custody Does Not Necessarily Mean Equal Custody
While it may sound as if shared physical custody will require the child (or parent) to move between residences 50 percent of the time, judges do not always find that this arrangement is in the child’s best interest. The parties have the option of entering into an agreement that allows the child to spend time with both parents depending on the child’s best interest. When the parties cannot agree on what is in the child’s best interest, either party can petition the court to enter an Order that is in the child’s best interest. Typically, however, legal custody is equally shared between the parties. Legal custody is the right to make decisions concerning the child’s health and welfare, which may include school options, health care decisions, religious upbringing and social activities (and more).
Lawyers Who Work To Get The Details Done Right In Joint Custody Agreements
If shared physical custody is something you are considering as part of your divorce order or even if you were never married, or simply separated, it is important to have an attorney with experience making sure the details of the parenting schedule and provisions of the agreement are done correctly. At Tanner Law Offices, LLC, in Camp Hill, our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of parents in custody arrangements, while making sure the child’s welfare is always the highest priority.
We invite you to learn more about custody at our Custody FAQ page.
Call Us To Schedule A Consultation With An Attorney
From our offices in Camp Hill, we work with parents in custody matters in Dauphin County, Cumberland County, York County, Pennsylvania. Call us at 717-836-0471 or use the convenient email form to arrange a consultation to discuss your custody circumstances and concerns.