Child Custody: Working With You To Protect Your Parent-Child Relationship

While divorce and separation are not easy on anyone, they are most certainly hardest on the children who have no say or choice but to live with their parents' decision.

At Goodwin Como, P.C., our attorneys, Benjamin F. Goodwin and Amanda M. Como, have witnessed firsthand the challenges facing Pennsylvania families going through divorce and custody issues. With years of experience handling family law cases in Uniontown and across the state as well as an emphasis on providing personalized services, we look to help our clients resolve these issues quickly and equitably by focusing on the best interests of the kids.

We Look For Creative Solutions That Spare Your Kids The Hardships Of Divorce

When parents can't agree on a custody arrangement or where one party seeks to prevent the other from exercising custody, a custody action must be litigated in the courts. The overriding interest in any custody matter is the best interest of the children, and the issues of legal custody, primary physical custody, visitation, partial physical custody, supervised visitation, joint custody and relocation are left to the discretion of the court to be determined upon application of the following factors:

  • The child's preference;
  • All factors which legitimately impact a child's physical, intellectual and emotional well-being;
  • Which parent is more likely to encourage, permit and allow frequent and continuing contact and physical access between the child and the other parent;
  • Each parent's qualities;
  • The qualities of adult household members living with the parent;
  • Past abuse or violent conduct; and
  • Certain criminal convictions.

Talk With Our Lawyers About Child Custody And Child Support

If you have questions concerning your custody rights or are being denied custody by another parent, or are a grandparent interested in asserting your custody rights, contact our firm and speak with attorneys Amanda M. Como and Benjamin F. Goodwin during a free consultation: 724-812-5466, or take a moment to send an email via our contact form.