Experienced Child Custody Lawyers in PA
Protecting your children in a divorce
Since 1983, Platt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio successfully has handled numerous divorce cases in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and across Pennsylvania, many of which involved Child Custody, periods of temporary custody and visitation). We know the emotional devastation that can occur during a divorce when children are involved. What separates us from other family law firms is our unique combination of extensive experience and compassionate and personalized legal guidance. To us, you are more than a case. We realize the gravity of your situation, and our Child Custody lawyers are ready to stand by your side and fight for you.
Types of child custody
Under Pennsylvania law, there are two types of custody:
- Physical custody. Physical custody refers to the physical custody and control of your child. If you have sole physical custody, your child resides with you. If you and your spouse decide on shared physical custody, your child spends part of the time living with you and the rest of the time with your spouse.
- Legal custody. Legal custody refers to the right of a parent to make medical, religious and educational decisions for the child. Like physical custody, legal custody may be sole or shared.
Before granting custody, the court considers each parent’s emotional and physical health, financial status, and level of involvement in the child’s life. If the child is old enough, the court also takes the child’s preference into account. You should consult with an attorney before entering into a child custody dispute with your spouse.
Understanding child custody laws can be difficult. For more information on Child Custody or Support, contact one of our skilled child support attorneys.
Our Custody lawyers secure your parental rights
The Pennsylvania family court system recognizes the importance of both parents in a child’s life. Therefore, non-custodial parents are typically entitled to periods of temporary custody or visitation unless the welfare of the child would be jeopardized as a result. A spouse who has a history of substance abuse may be granted some form of supervised visitation. Our custody rights attorneys can explain to you that ultimately, periods of temporary custody or visitation are based on the discretion of the judge.
Reliable legal assistance for child custody, periods of temporary custody and visitation issues
Primary Child Custody, periods of temporary custody, and visitation are often the most hotly contested issues in a divorce proceeding. At the law firm of Platt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio, our attorneys have the experience and skill to assist you in obtaining Custody, periods of temporary custody, or visitation rights. We serve clients in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, including West Chester, Media and Norristown. To speak to one of our dedicated attorneys, call us at 267-388-1599 or contact us online.