Do I need a lawyer for a custody battle in PA?

Our attorneys understand that your children are your most cherished "assets," and as such you don't want to leave anything to chance when it comes to your kids. A lawyer can assist you by achieving a result that is in the best interest of your child(ren) through utilizing the relevant laws on child custody.  As is the case in most legal matters related to children, nothing is set in stone, and a child custody arrangement can be very tailored to meet the needs of the child(ren), the parents, and all parties with potential custody nights to the children.

Additionally, the court in a child custody case will look at the relationship between the parents when making custody determinations. Utilizing a lawyer to attempt to engage in focused, productive will likely lead to a better result, as the level of communication will be more child-centered. When it comes to your kids, you want to prepare for the long haul and ensure that they are comfortable with your custody arrangement.

Leaving your child's future in the hands of the court can be risky- as you may not reach the end result you desire. Negotiating an out of court agreement through the assistance of an experienced family law attorney will allow you to create a tailored child custody agreement- and one that works for your family. That agreement will then be memorialized into an Order of Court that will be enforceable in the case that one party stops adhering to the provisions.

Related to this, your child custody lawyer will be available as a resource throughout the entire custody process. If your child custody order requires modification later on, or if you are planning on relocating, you have to go through the court process in order to change the provisions of your custody order. Child custody revolves around the legal standard of "the best interest of the child," a factual determination centered around statutory requirements that must be considered by the court.

Your child custody attorney will assess your particular family situation and will strive to achieve the most favorable result for you and your child(ren). Your attorney will look at the specifics of your case, including  your kids' ages, as well as their educational and emotional needs.Your children are not just a name as they might be in court, but rather the most important aspect of your case to your attorney.

Your lawyer will not be able to advise you as to how your custody case will impact your divorce, support, and other family law matters. Without the strategy and knowledge of a family law attorney- you may agree to a child custody agreement that negatively affects your child support obligation or other important aspects of your family law case.

To learn how our Pittsburgh family law firm can help you during this difficult time, call us today at 412-339-2491, toll free at 855-VARI-LAW (855-723-2645) or send us an e-mail. One of our experienced Allegheny County divorce lawyers will be glad to offer you advice on what is in your best interests and that of any children in your family. Our Pittsburgh office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment.Our Pittsburgh Divorce Attorneys routinely accept cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County. Our law firm accepts Pennsylvania family law cases from other Western Pennsylvania counties including Clarion County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Venango County on a case-by-case basis.