Child Custody Lawyer in Bucks County
The letter of the Child Custody law in Pennsylvania is simple. The Court determines what is in the best interest of the child. Unfortunately, the court is where the simplicity ends. Custody disputes can be the most difficult and acrimonious experience a person faces. Sometimes parents only think of themselves, rather than the good of their child or children. In a perfect world, the parents’ goal should be to make this already difficult process as simple and painless as possible for the child/children involved and to come to an agreement where each parent can maintain a meaningful and loving relationship with their child or children. Problems arise, however, if one parent considers the other unfit in some way, or if a parent is in a destructive relationship or unhealthy living situation.
Each custody case is different, unlike Child Support cases, there is no set formula used by the courts to determine which parent gets primary custody or how much time the child or children will spend with each parent. The Court will consider the stability of the home of each parent, which parent will be more likely to promote a nurturing relationship between the child or children and the non-custodial parent, any drug and alcohol abuse history of the parents, the parental duties performed by each party, access to healthcare, relationships between siblings, and even sometimes the school district where the respective parents live. With so many considerations involved, you need a skilled attorney who can bring the right facts to the judge’s attention, and who knows how to do what is best for your child or children.
Under the Pennsylvania Custody Act, grandparents can also Petition for Full or Partial Custody of the their grandchildren depending on certain factors, such as if the child or children’s parents are deceased, or if the child or children’s parents are Divorced or have filed for divorce and if the child or children have been living with the grandparents for at least 12 consecutive months and the child or children are removed from the home by one of the parents. The Court will consider the role the grandparents have played in their grandchildren’s lives as well as the effect on the child or children if the grandparents are not involved. The grandparents must show that they have the best interests of the grandchild or grandchildren at heart.
Bucks County Child Custody Lawyer
Custody cases can be the most difficult and delicate of all family law cases, and it is important to hire a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who is familiar with the legal landscape in Bucks County. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have the experience to provide aggressive representation in custody cases in Bucks County and the surrounding areas.
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