Pennsylvania's Custody Laws

The standard for all custody decisions is that they must be in the best interest of the child. Unfortunately, this is a very subjective standard as no solid definition exists. Family courts make child custody determinations on a case-by-case basis after considering and weighing 16 factors. To help ensure that the results of your custody case are truly in the best interests of your child, attorney Deborah Zitomer works closely with you to analyze these factors.

Since 1990, our law firm has helped people in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and throughout the Greater Philadelphia area find resolutions to their child custody issues.

How Are Custody Decisions Made In Pennsylvania?

One of the methods used by the courts to determine what is in the best interest of a child is the custody evaluation. This process looks at all of the aspects of the family to make a recommendation as to what custody arrangement is in the child's best interest.

The best interest standard is not limited to child custody arrangements, but it is also used to determine important issues like the appropriate education, health care and religious upbringing of the child.

By closely reviewing and analyzing all of the facts that relate to your case, we work to highlight the factors that demonstrate what truly is in your child's best interests. When possible, we present this information to the opposing side to try to reach a mutually-beneficial agreement. If a fair agreement cannot be reached, we will bring this information to court and present it to the judge.

To schedule a meeting to discuss your child custody questions and case, call our law office at 610-879-8473 or send us a message through our online contact form.