Child Custody

Monroeville Attorney Handling Visitation Rights

Child custody is often one of the most highly contested issues in a divorce. When parents cannot come to an amicable agreement regarding a custody schedule for their child, legal intervention may become necessary.

At Family Legal Center, LLC, we understand your desire to secure an adequate amount of time with your child. We also understand that you have your child's best interests at heart. As a certified mediator, our lawyer, Beth Hackney Boroumand, will work to represent your case, helping to facilitate decisions that will benefit you and your child. As an advocate for both you and your child, we will work with you to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

Are you currently involved in a custody dispute, or are unsure of what your rights will be when your divorce is final? Contact us at our Monroeville, Pennsylvania, office to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.

Pennsylvania Custody Defined

Pennsylvania custody law allows for both parents to have as much time with their children as possible. However, the courts generally look to see what is in the best interests of the child when determining a custody agreement. There are two types of custody:

  • Physical custody: If you are given physical custody, you are essentially given physical possession of your child, and are in charge of their day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Legal custody: With legal custody, you would have the right to make major life decisions on behalf of your child regarding issues such as education, religion or health care.

Legal custody responsibilities are often shared between parents. Physical custody can be sole or shared, and can be determined by the parties or by the courts. When you come in to meet with our attorneys, we will assess your case and advise you of your rights. We know how important your family is to you, and we will work to develop a custody plan that will meet your needs.

Relocation Laws

Pennsylvania law has recently changed, making it more difficult for a parent to move away with a child. If you or your spouse is considering a relocation, you should first seek the advice of an experienced child custody attorney. We have extensive experience representing and advocating on behalf of both sides of this issue.

At Family Legal Center, LLC, our No. 1 goal is to protect the interests of you and your child. We will help you understand your rights and assert them accordingly. We are also available to help you enforce or modify an existing child custody agreement. To schedule an appointment with one of our Pittsburgh child custody attorneys to discuss your case in more detail, call us at 412-843-0957 or toll-free at 877-855-1067. You may also contact us online.