Areas of Practice
Best Interests of the Child in Pennsylvania Custody Cases
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. No solid definition exists. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis based on a number of factors. As your attorney, I will work closely with you to analyze these factors. I will work hard to see that the results of your custody case are in the best interests of your child.
E-mail me or call me at (610) 275-8587 for more information about what I can do to help you get results in your family law case.
Since 1990, I have helped people in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and throughout the Greater Philadelphia area with their child custody matters. My career is dedicated to the practice of divorce and family law. This focus has helped me develop a thorough understanding of the case law and potential outcomes.
One of the methods that the court uses 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.
My job is to analyze all of the facts in the case. I will highlight the factors that demonstrate what truly is in the child’s best interests. I present this information to the opposing side to try to reach an 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 with child custody and child support lawyer Deborah Zitomer, e-mail or call (610) 275-8587.