Can I Obtain Custody Of My Child Without Going To Court?
No parent wants to have to fight for custody of their child. But sometimes, obtaining custody of your child becomes necessary. With that being said, resolving this type of family law dispute outside of court is often more favorable than if your case winds up before a judge. Below we go into greater detail about how you can obtain custody of your child without going to court.
Attending Family Mediation
Family mediation is often an attractive alternative to heading to court. This is for a couple of different reasons, most notably that mediation can be less expensive and result in the resolution of your custody case in a more timely manner.
In family mediation, the mediator will listen to both parents discuss their wishes and concerns in regard to the custody arrangement you are working toward. Then, once the mediator has heard both sides, they will make helpful suggestions to resolve the case while keeping your child’s best interests in mind.
What Happens If Custody Cannot Be Resolved during Mediation?
Mediation is often your best option for obtaining the custody plan you have hoped for. If you wind up having to go to court, it is quite possible that the judge presiding over your case will decide on another arrangement entirely, focusing on what they believe to be in the best interests of your child or children.
For this reason, working with your child’s other parent to formulate a custody plan is strongly encouraged by the PA family court system.
Contact a PA Child Custody Lawyer
If you are struggling to come to a child custody agreement with your child’s other parent and you are interested in resolving these issues outside of court, contact a qualified Pennsylvania child custody lawyer at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. for assistance with your claim.
You can give our office a call at 1-844-VARI-LAW (827-4529) or submit the online contact form we have provided on this page when you are ready to schedule your initial consultation.
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