Child Custody Lawyers Harrisburg PA
Helping Resolve Custody Disputes Throughout Dauphin County
A divorce is an emotionally taxing experience and determining child custody can be one of the most contentious decisions to make during the divorce proceedings. To ensure that your child is safe, healthy, and happy, you will want one of our experienced Harrisburg child custody attorneys by your side, representing your needs and goals either in or out of court. At The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, we take the time to understand your needs and goals in child custody negotiations so that we can present your case as effectively as possible.
Child Custody Laws in Central Pennsylvania
In the state of Pennsylvania, a court’s decision regarding child custody is always made in the best interest of the child. If you and your partner cannot come to an agreement about custody and parenting arrangements, the court will step in and create a plan on your behalf.
When determining custody, the court will consider the child’s:
- Education and the location of their school
- Medical needs
- Mental well-being
- The child’s wishes
- Relationships with each parent/family members
The court’s custody order will allocate custody and any visitation rights for non-custodial parents. Parents may share custody – physical and legal custody can be shared equally. Sole custody is also an option, though it is rarely ordered.
Can You Modify a Child Custody Order?
Life changes constantly and sometimes, a child custody order that was once acceptable is no longer reflective of you and your family’s situation. Should you need to make modifications to an existing child custody order, our child custody lawyers can help, representing you and your child’s best interests. We take our time carefully crafting a strong argument that will reflect your goals.
Why Hire an Attorney for Custody in PA
At The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, we know that no two divorces are the same – and therefore, no two child custody cases are the same. Our Harrisburg child custody lawyers will take the time to get to know you and tailor our services to meet your needs. During this stressful experience, our team can be there to handle the complicated legal work and negotiations on your behalf, making things simple and stress-free so that you can focus on your family.
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