We fight for the best interests of your child

TIf you are a separated parent who wants to protect the most important person in your life, contact my office for a free consultation. I will assess your child custody situation and recommend a way forward

I have fought for clients and their children in counties ranging from York to Juniata. I pledge to bring my knowledge and experience to your custody matter.

Types of Child Custody in Pennsylvania:

Broadly speaking, custody is broken into physical custody and legal custody. Legal custody involves things like access to school records and the ability to consent to medical. Most custody orders grant the parents "shared legal custody". Physical custody concerns which party has actual physical custody (or possession) of the child. Physical custody generally falls into one of the categories listed below:
  • Primary physical custody
  • Partial physical custody
  • Shared physical custody
  • Sole physical custody

Please realize, this an oversimplification of the general types of custody. Consult an attorney for more information.

In Pennsylvania, custody cases usually begin when one party files a "Custody Complaint". Additional commonly filed custody papars include the "Petition for Modification of a Custody Order", and, less frequently, the "Petition for Special Relief". Please check out my lawblog for additional information on special relief and other custody issues.

Call 717-582-0400 to set up a free consultation.

Services: Our services are available to those wishing to begin a custody case and to those who need a strong attorney to defend their case. Child Custody services include:

  • Custody Complaint
  • Answer to Custody Complaint
  • Special Relief Petions
  • Emergency Petitions
  • Contempt of Custody Order Petitions
  • Attendance at hearings, pre-trial conferences, conciliation meetings, and more.
  • Appeals
  • More....

My pledge to my clients

I will treat all clients with respect and dignity. I will use all my skills, knowledge and experience to achieve the best outcome for each client.