Resolving Child Custody Disputes
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of your children. That is why child custody disputes are one of the most contentious areas of family law. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands how to effectively resolve these issues while keeping the best interests of your children in mind at all times.
At the law firm of Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping people reach a solution to child custody and parenting problems. To schedule a consultation, call our law office in Beaver County at 724-266-0290.
Determining The Proper Child Custody Arrangement
There are two main types of child custody arrangements in Pennsylvania. One type is physical custody, which simply refers to where the child will be living most of the time. The other type is legal custody, which refers to who has the right to make important decisions on the child’s behalf, such as those concerning education, religious upbringing, and health care and medical needs.
Custody may be granted to one or both parents. If a parent is granted sole physical and legal custody, then the child will live with that parent and that parent alone will have the responsibility to make decisions on the child’s behalf. However, courts have recognized that having both parents involved in a child’s life is often beneficial, and shared custody agreements are becoming more common. In a shared custody arrangement, both parents share the right of decision-making, and the child moves back and forth between residences according to the terms of the agreement.
Struggling With Custody Issues? Contact Us For Help.
If you are facing a child custody issue, we can help explore your options. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 724-266-0290 or contact us online. We provide family law representation to people throughout Beaver County.