CHILD CUSTODY AT HUGHES & MASHINSKI, P.C.
At Hughes & Mashinski, we know that nothing is more important than your family. If you have a child under the age of 18 and you are divorced or separated from the child’s other parent, you may need to determine the details of that child’s custody. A Pennsylvania child custody attorney can work with you to explain your legal options and lead you through the delicate process of establishing a child custody agreement.
Types of Child Custody in Pennsylvania
There are two types of child custody in PA: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody determines which parent is responsible for making important life decisions that affect the child. Physical custody governs where a child lives most of the time. A parent may have sole custody or both parents may share custody. The parent with sole custody is known as the custodial parent; he or she alone has control over the child’s physical and legal rights. The non-custodial parent will usually have visitation, which is the right to spend time with the child. Joint, or shared custody, simply means that the parents share the decision-making responsibilities as well as physical control of the child.
Child Custody Questions
Going through a separation when you have children can be a very difficult and trying time. We know you probably have many questions regarding the welfare of your children. Some of the most common questions regarding child custody cases include:
- Does a child custody agreement need to happen in court?
- Can either parent modify a court-ordered child custody agreement?
- Can either parent move with the children after the divorce is finalized?
- What is considered to be a violation of a child custody agreement?
The experienced attorneys at Hughes & Mashinski can answer all of these questions and more. We know this is an emotional stage of life for you and your loved ones. Let us take care of the logistics you can focus on your family.
Why Hughes & Mashinski for Your Child Custody Case?
The dedicated lawyers at Hughes & Mashinski, P.C., are here to offer full support for families going through a divorce or separation. We always have your child’s best interests in mind when it comes to drafting custody agreements. Our Plains-based attorneys will be with you every step of the way: from court hearings to custody to visitation. H&M will answer your questions, help you to start the process, and keep you in the loop from start to finish. If you need to hire a Pennsylvania child custody lawyer, look no further than Hughes & Mashinski. Call us at 570-823-0101 for a free consultation today.