Helping parents with custody matters for more than 30 years
When maneuvering the legal and emotional challenges of child custody, it is wise to have an experienced lawyer at your side. The Varga Law Offices focuses our practice entirely on family law. Throughout our experience practicing law in Pennsylvania, we have helped many parents successfully deal with child custody concerns.
Visitation and parental rights in various types of child custody
Basically, there are two types of child custody: legal and physical. Most parents are granted joint legal custody. As joint legal custody implies, both parents share in the rights and responsibilities associated with their child’s upbringing.
Legal decisions parents make include decisions about their child’s education, religious affiliation, choice of doctor and insurance for medical care. Other overall social and recreational activities may also be legal decisions, all of which are referred to as legal custody.
Physical custody refers to where the children live and the parent’s responsibility in providing for and overseeing their daily needs, such as food, clothing, proper hygiene, etc.
In a custody arrangement, parents may share legal and physical custody responsibilities or they may have joint legal custody with one parent being awarded primary physical custody.
Under Pennsylvania law, fathers have the same rights to custody as mothers do. The law no longer discriminates based on gender when awarding custody. If you believe that bias exists because you are the father, we can work as a fathers’ right attorney to help protect your rights.
When circumstances change after a divorce, you may need to modify custodial arrangements. For example, if one parent moves farther away, arrangements outlined in the current custody order may become impractical. Acting as your divorce modification lawyer, we can help you make custody modifications and submit the changes to the court for approval.
Contact a compassionate parental rights attorney in PA today
Rely on the Varga Law Offices to help you resolve custody issues in a way that relates to your child’s best interests. Contact us for a consultation at our office in Media, PA and find out how we can help.