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Your Guide to Custody

Your Guide to Custody


When it comes to a divorce, one of the first things to think about is the children. If both parents are fit to take care of their children and want a role in their children’s lives, you want to create a custody arrangement. Custody can take different forms, and finding what is the best for your family in its new form is the best thing going forward.

You can save yourself money and headaches by trying to keep things amicable when working with your former spouse. This means avoiding court fees by using mediators or working with a lawyer in Pennsylvania. Here are a few things you will want to establish when you create the agreement.

  1. Which parent or parents have legal/physical custody. Legal and physical custody is not the same thing.
  2. Parenting time schedules. This includes visitation schedules, weekends, holidays, and any other pertinent information.
  3. Decisions regarding religion, education, and extra-curricular activities. These can get contemptuous, so you want to have a basic idea of where you can compromise.
  4. When changes to the agreement are needed, how that process will be handled.

As a rule of thumb, try to be specific and think ahead when planning out how you will handle these situations. You can’t account for every scenario, but preparation now saves you from having to revisit these things later. Lean on your divorce lawyer in Pennsylvania if you want help thinking of potential situations to include in your custody arrangement.

At the same time, though, you want to be realistic, and keep emotion out of the equation. How much space and time do you have to work with? Too many people overextend themselves because they want to be seen as “the good parent.”

Our experienced family law team will help you through any difficult times. We offer compassionate legal assistance and are prepared to aggressively protect your rights. If you are considering divorce in Pennsylvania, do not go it alone. We are here to help. You can contact our office online or by calling today to set up a free case evaluation.

Your Guide to Custody

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