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Montgomery County Child Custody Lawyer

If you are getting a divorce and have children at home, you will do what it takes to ensure you have frequent and meaningful contact with your children. Your spouse likely feels the same way, which means you might have a child custody battle ahead of you. How do you protect your rights and ensure you have a say in how your child is raised? That is the reason you need to hire a Montgomery County child custody attorney who can help. That’s what the Law Offices of Lauren H. Kane is here for. Contact our office today, and let us assist you with a child custody or divorce dispute.

How Is Child Custody Handled in Pennsylvania?

There are multiple ways that the courts might resolve child custody disputes. Options can include:

  • Primary or partial physical custody
  • Shared or sole legal custody
  • Shared or sole physical custody
  • Supervised physical custody

The courts always look at what is in the children’s best interest when determining child custody in Pennsylvania. Shared custody will only be granted when one or both parents petition for it or are in agreement to share custody. It’s at the court’s discretion on whether to award it. The court will only award sole custody if it’s in the best interest of the child.

The court looks at certain factors when determining what type of custody is best. They will give more weight to any factors that affect the child’s safety. Examples of some relevant factors include:

  • Parental duties performed by each parent
  • Which parent is the one who’s more likely to encourage regular and continuing contact between your child and the other parent
  • Did one parent try to alienate the children from the other parent
  • What each parent’s availability is to chare for the children or make adequate childcare arrangements
  • Parental duties performed by each parent

There are numerous other factors that the court will look at as well. We can explain each one in detail when you meet with our office.

Establishing a Parenting Plan

The court will require parents to submit a parenting plan when there is a contested custody agreement. Parenting plans are detailed agreements that outline important topics to help both parents in handling shared custody arrangements. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Child’s health care needs
  • Child care arrangements
  • Schedule for control and personal care of your children, which includes allocation of holidays and vacations
  • How transportation arrangements are made
  • The procedure for resolving disputes or making changes to the custody agreement
  • Religious involvement and education needs

Contact Our Montgomery County Child Custody Lawyer

If you are facing divorce or need assistance with a potential child custody battle, you need an attorney who can protect your rights. If you are located in Bala Cynwyd or Montgomery County, let attorney Lauren H. Kane help. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. Our comprehensive family law practice covers all aspects of a custody dispute, including parenting plans, post-divorce issues like modifications and child custody enforcement, custody relocations, and more.

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