For most parents, their focus is on their children. The many decisions made on a yearly, monthly, weekly and daily basis are likely for them and their best interests. Thus, when a marriage comes to an end, divorcing parents will base their decisions on their child and children. However, the wishes of each parent along with the needs of the child can often clash. One parent may seek to remain in the family home while the other desires to live closer to their work. This can present some logistical issues, especially if one parent seeks primary custody or there is a greater distance between parents.
When parents divorce, child custody must be addressed. Whether it is a daunting and difficult task or is fairly straightforward, an agreement must be reached to ensure stability for the child or children involved. At Rapa Law Office, our experienced legal team is here to guide Pennsylvania parents through this often challenging time.
Child custody can look vastly different from family to family. Certain factors can come into play when determining what is in the best interests of the child. Our attorneys are well versed in this standard, finding details in our clients' situation to help them obtain a favorable custody order. Whether that means showing our clients should have sole custody or should have the parenting schedule presented for a joint custody arrangement, we work diligently to ensure the needs and goals of our clients are presented during negotiations or in the courtroom.
To learn more, check out our child custody page. Family law matters are not easy to deal with, even if parents see eye-to-eye. A child custody order can significantly impact the life of a child; therefore, it should be carefully handled and resolved.