Promoting Your Children's Best Interests During Custody Negotiations

When children are affected by legal disputes, it is almost always better for estranged spouses to work to stay out of court. Custody litigation is long and costly. Relying on the court to resolve conflicts can strain relations. If the judge rules against you or imposes what you believe to be unreasonable demands, you may have little recourse.

Since 2008, our legal team at Cantor & Meyer, P.C., has helped Delaware County parents avoid litigation and work out agreements that put the well-being of the children first. Our principal family law attorney, Donna Cantor, has more than 20 years of legal experience in this field. She uses her training in family mediation and collaborative divorce to find straightforward solutions for families.

In addition to her background in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Ms. Cantor has decades of litigation experience. She has represented clients in front of many family court judges throughout the region. As a result, she knows what strategies are likely to be successful if you are unable to reach a compromise with your child's other parent.

Determining Child Custody In Pennsylvania

Many parents assume they will get primary custody if they have the better job and can provide a certain lifestyle for the child. But the court considers many other factors, including:

  • Which parent has been the primary caregiver
  • Each parent's home environment
  • Which parent is most likely to encourage a close relationship with the other parent

The court will look at these and other factors and make its decision based on what is in the best interests of the child.

Post-Divorce Custody Issues

Custody is always subject to modification under Pennsylvania law. When the parties do not agree to modify, the court must determine if a change supports the child's best interests. Ms. Cantor can protect your interests in court for challenges to modifications relating to out-of-state relocation or other custody issues.

Working With Our Knowledgeable Lawyer Gives You Options. Contact Us Today.

If you are divorcing or separating from the other parent of your child, you have an effective advocate in Donna Cantor. Let her experience work for you. Call 484-441-6413 or fill out our contact form to arrange a meeting.