Child Custody Attorney in Media, PA
Custody and Visitation • Modifications and Relocation
In situations involving children, it is almost always better for all involved to stay out of the courts whenever possible. Custody litigation is long and costly and often leads to years of strained relations. Additionally, the judge may rule against you or impose what you believe to be unreasonable demands from which you may have little recourse.
Cantor & Meyer, P.C., in Media, Pennsylvania, helps clients avoid litigation and work out agreements that put the well-being of the children first. Call 610-566-6164 for a phone consultation with a Delaware County child custody lawyer.
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.
Experienced Delaware County Child Custody Lawyer
Donna Cantor has more than 30 years of legal experience and an exclusive focus in family law. She has been in front of many family court judges in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties and knows what strategies are likely to be more successful.
Through mediation, negotiation, or collaborative family law, Ms. Cantor encourages parents to decide who will have primary physical custody and partial physical custody (visitation), shared custody, and to work out reasonable custody schedules. This includes working out the details of daily schedules, holidays, vacations, choice of schools, and transporting kids to activities. While compromise is difficult, it is preferable to letting a judge impose the rules.
Post-Divorce Custody Issues
Custody is always subject to modification under Pennsylvania law. If the parties do not agree to modify, the court must determine if it is in the child’s best interests. If you or the other parent contests a modification, Ms. Cantor can protect your interests in court.
The relocation of one of the parents is often a basis for filing for modification. Pennsylvania law limits the custodial parent’s ability to move in or outside the state in order to ensure that the relationship between the child and non-custodial parent is not adversely affected by the move. Pennsylvania law also limits the ability of one parent to move if the parents have an equal or substantially shared custody arrangement for the same reason. Cantor & Meyer, P.C., is able to represent parents seeking a move, as well as parents opposing a move.
Our firm assists clients in the Delaware County area with all types of adoptions, including stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, family adoptions, same-sex second parent adoption, and re-adoption of children adopted overseas. We stay focused on doing what is best for each child involved throughout the adoption proceedings.
Contact a Pennsylvania Custody Lawyer
If you are divorcing or separating from the other parent of your child, you have an effective advocate in Delaware County child custody lawyer Donna Cantor. Let her experience work for you. Call 610-566-6164 for a phone consultation. We can arrange evening or weekend appointments.
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