Determining Custody In The Best Interest Of The Child
One of a parent’s greatest stressors is determining a child custody and visitation arrangement. The court will evaluate your family’s circumstances and develop a system that they believe protects the best interests of your child.
Beroes Law Center understands that nothing is more important than protecting your parent-child relationship. We strive to maximize your custody or visitation rights. With over 50 years of combined experience, we are skilled negotiators and assertive litigators who can achieve the results you need.
If you face an impending child custody case in Allegheny County, call Beroes Law Center at 412-339-2499 for the experienced representation you need.
Factors Impacting Child Custody
Pennsylvania courts take 16 key factors into account to determine the best interest of the child and establish a child custody arrangement. A comprehensive explanation of all of the factors can be found on our blog. In general, the courts evaluate:
- Who is capable of caring for the child’s physical, educational and emotional needs
- Whether each parent will encourage a relationship with the other parent
- If there is a history of substance abuse or violence
- How to maintain stability and continuity for the child
- The child’s individual preferences
There is no formula to determine child custody and determinations are case by case. You need to secure a qualified family law attorney who can guide you through the process and confidently present your case in court.
Over time, family circumstances change, and you may need to re-evaluate existing custody orders. Our skilled lawyers can help you successfully modify or enforce custody orders, depending upon your situation.
Favoring Plans That Involve Both Parents
In general, the court seeks to implement a custody order that involves both parents. Pennsylvania believes that it is in the children’s best interest to develop a meaningful relationship with both parents unless interacting with one of the parents would cause the child harm.
Contact Us For Assertive Representation
Call our office at 412-339-2499 to schedule your free case evaluation, or email us today. You deserve assertive legal representation that will defend your custody rights to the full extent of the law.