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Safeguarding Your Child’s Future With Custody Solutions

During a divorce or separation, nothing is more important than the well-being of your children. Understanding the various child custody arrangements is the first step in securing a future that serves their best interests. From sole and joint custody to the specifics of physical and legal custody, we’ll help you navigate these terms and what they mean for your family.

At Law Office of John M. Schaffranek, PLLC, in Wexford, we understand the emotional and practical complexities of child custody matters. Our attorneys are adept in Pennsylvania family law, and are dedicated to providing each of our clients the support and guidance they deserve in their child custody needs. We will be at your side through every stage of your divorce or other family law issues to secure the custody arrangement you and your children deserve.

Clarifying Custody Concepts

When it comes to child custody, there are different things you need to be aware of. The first is the difference between sole custody and joint custody. Sole custody is when one parent is responsible for a child’s physical and legal needs, and joint custody is when both parents share these responsibilities.

The next is the difference between physical and legal custody. Physical custody determines where a child lives, and legal custody grants a parent the authority to make decisions regarding how a child is raised, including medical, educational and religious matters. Both legal and physical custody can be established in a primary or joint fashion, meaning a child can live primarily with one parent, but the other one can still have a say in how they grow up.

Our goal as your legal representation is to identify your needs and the needs of your children to develop a strategy that will help you and your children after your divorce. We are committed to guiding you through this process, answering your questions, and helping with any changes that may come after.

Adapting To Life’s Changes

Life is constantly changing plans and expectations, and your child custody agreement may need to adapt to those changes. Whether you are looking to modify your child custody order or fight to keep it as it is, our lawyers are here to help. We can guide you through the process of presenting new circumstances or developing a strategy to prove why things need to stay the same to protect your child’s best interests.

Getting Skilled Child Custody Guidance

Every child deserves a stable and loving environment, and every parent deserves clear, confident legal representation to make that possible. We are committed to achieving a favorable outcome for your children. Contact us today by calling 412-643-3848 or emailing us here to discuss your child custody needs and develop a plan your family can depend on.