In a typical child custody arrangement in Pennsylvania, one parent will have primary physical custody while the other parent will have partial custody (which is sometimes called visitation). There are also shared custody arrangements in which children spend approximately 50 percent of their time with each parent. If a child custody arrangement cannot be resolved through negotiations between the two parents and their respective attorneys, there will be a court hearing.
At Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, we firmly believe that the best interests of the child are served by resolving disputes through negotiations. However, in those situations where the search for common ground is not successful, our lawyers will take an aggressive stance in advocating on behalf of our clients.
Child custody in Pennsylvania is based on the best interests of the child or children. The family court will look at a constellation of criteria such as who is currently the primary care giver, the parents’ work habits, and finances. The children and the parents will be assessed by psychologists. Child custody battles can also involve private investigators, videotaping, and testimonials about conduct and behavior of the parties. Our attorneys are experienced in gathering all the evidence we need to support your child custody case. We also have access to experts who can testify on your behalf.
Our law firm has been handling child custody cases in Montgomery county and eastern Pennsylvania for over 35 years. Our custody attorneys are known and respected among family court judges and domestic masters (who are attorneys appointed by the court to handle family law cases). Our reputation is that of lawyers who know the law, use ethical boundaries, and serve as effective advocates for our clients’ rights.