Driven To Protect Your Parenting Rights And Your Child’s Best Interests
Child custody is one of the most commonly contested issues in a divorce. Child custody and child support issues in family law cases often result in emotional and stressful proceedings.
At Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP, our family law attorneys understand this and know how to effectively represent clients under these circumstances to protect their rights and the best interests of their children. Our attorneys are driven and skilled negotiators and litigators. They have the skills and commitment that you want to defend the people and things you value.
Pennsylvania law recognizes several different custodial arrangements which parents can be awarded. These range from full custodial rights where only one parent has full-time custody of the child(ren), to split custody, and even to visitation where one parent may have supervised visits with the child(ren).
As your advocate, we will work closely with you and the court to determine what custodial award is in the best interests of the children while ensuring your rights are protected.
Child Support Guidelines
Child support is another very important issue. Both parents are financially responsible for their child(ren) until they graduate high school or turn 18 years old, whichever is later. There are some circumstances where child support may be further extended.
Pennsylvania has established child support guidelines that determine each parent’s share. Typically, this determines what the noncustodial parent will have to contribute to the parent spouse in terms of child support. However, each situation is unique, and there are many facts to be considered and legal arguments that can be made.