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Custody Info

After leaving law school and starting to practice law, I realized quickly that there is more to the practice of law than what was in text books and the words that my law professors would spew from their podiums.  

I realized that custody cases involved a number of different personalities that an attorney has to interact.  These include Judges, hearing officers, conference officers, other attorneys, children of different ages, and one's own clients.

First and foremost, I am utilizing this website as a manner to market my law firm.  Simultaneously, I want to provide the reader of the content with a practical background on how to approach a custody case to maximize their situation with the child or children whether this be as a someone who has their child the majority of the time or someone who is seeking increased time with their child.  I would also like to educate third parties in custody proceedings such as grandparents to understand their rights.   

I have the best intentions of maximizing a parent and a child's relationship and happiness during a difficult times.

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Practical Advice

The following topics are discussions on what to keep in mind when you are involved in a custody case at any stage of any custody proceeding or at any age of a child.

Factors Considered

The following are factors that a Court of Common Pleas Judge or a hearing officer is required to consider when making their decisions.   Some explicitly dictate this language into a court order.  This is directly taken from the Pennsylvania statute.

Speaking with the Judge

Extra Curricular Activities

An old client of mine inspired me to add a page of great importance, but possibly not discussed at great lengths in the context of a custody dispute.  This is the area of extra curricular activities.  I realize not only from the personal observations from the perspective of when I was a child growing up, but as an adult in watching children mature into their teenage years that extracurricular curricular activities are important for a child at any age.