Custody

Child Custody Attorney Serving Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Including Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittson and all surrounding counties

iStock_000019989395_MediumWhen parents are going through a divorce or separation, there are often serious disagreements over child custody arrangements. There are basically two types of custody, primary custody and partial custody. Primary custody means one parent has the child living with them the majority of the time while partial custody provides visitation rights that may involve overnight stays.

One of the most important things to understand this Pennsylvania courts always determine custody arrangements by taking the best interest of the child into consideration. This means even if parents previously agree the court in some cases may modify a custody and visitation agreement. Generally this is only done if for some reason the court feels the agreement is not in the best interest of the child.

Unmarried couples who have a child also must deal with issues of custody and visitation. Unfortunately, all too often the parents are unable to reach an agreement on their own and the court will have to be involved. When this occurs, you need a child custody attorney who will take the time necessary to evaluate your current situation, tell you what options are available and help fight for your interest and the best interest of your child.

Whether you currently have a custody and visitation agreement in place that may need modification, or you and your partner are in the midst of a divorce and you need someone to protect your interests regarding child custody and visitation, contact Lehman Law, P.C.. We pride ourselves on helping resolve child custody issues successfully in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre Pittston and all surrounding counties.