Reading Child Custody Attorneys

If you are divorcing or splitting from your partner, and you have children, their welfare is your primary concern. Custody cases can be difficult for everyone involved — both parents love their children, and want to spend as much time with them as possible. At Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C., our child custody lawyers will help you reach a custody arrangement that is fair, practical, and protects the best interests of your children.

Families in southeastern Pennsylvania have relied on our firm to help them with their legal issues since 1973. We are knowledgeable, compassionate and approachable. You can expect a warm welcome, and lawyers who are responsive to your needs and concerns. We'll help you understand your options so you can decide how you'd like to proceed.

Understanding Your Custody Options

Under Pennsylvania law, there are two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. These are two distinct types of custody and are addressed in each case.

Legal custody means each party shall have right to make all major non-emergency decisions affecting the child's general welfare including, but not limited to, all decisions regarding the child's health, education and religion, and/or social and moral development. Legal custody is shared between the parties in most cases.

Physical custody is the kind of custody most people are familiar with when they think about "custody" of minor children. This is who has the minor children and when. Physical custody can be structured in virtually any possible way. The terms used to describe physical custody are primary, shared and partial. Primary normally means that one party has the minor children the majority of the time. Shared means that the parties share the minor children nearly equally. Partial physical custody normally brings the every-other-weekend-schedule to mind for most people; however, this does not have to be the way the schedule is arranged. Most judges are sensitive to the fact that not everyone has the same schedule and in most cases, the custody schedule needs to be tailored to fit the family's schedule.

When you are pursuing legal and physical custody, you need the support of a qualified attorney. With the right legal team, you can achieve a positive outcome that truly serves the best interest of the child and fits with what works for you.

Negotiation And Litigation Of Child Custody Matters

The vast majority of family law cases are resolved through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. It is important, therefore, to choose lawyers who are highly effective negotiators — who will represent you diligently and persuasively. You can rely on our firm for that, and for a thorough investigation of all aspects of your case.

But sometimes an amicable agreement isn't possible. Should litigation be required in your case, the attorneys at Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C., are seasoned trial lawyers with solid track records.

Diligent Support Both Now And In The Future

Our services extend beyond helping clients with initial custody arrangements. As time goes on, you may wish to modify your custody arrangement in order to relocate or because your child's needs have changed. We can help you protect your parental rights in all aspects of custody modification.

Discuss Your Family's Situation With A Member Of Our Team

Call 610-228-4582 or send us an email to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Our offices are conveniently located in Pottstown, Reading and West Chester.