Legal Custody

Legal custody is a type of child supervision that grants a parent the right to make important, long-term decisions regarding a child or children. This may include all aspects of the child’s upbringing including where the child lives, education, medical and dental care, and religious training.

Few court matters ever become more emotional than custody cases, so choosing the right Lancaster custody lawyer for your Pennsylvania child custody case is one of the most important decisions you can make when beginning what can potentially be a very long and draining process. In Pennsylvania, the court bases its decision about child custody solely on the child’s best interests. The court considers several factors including:

  • The ability of each parent to provide for the child’s well-being
  • The child’s preference
  • Which parent is more likely to foster frequent and continuing contact between the child and the non-custodial parent?
  • Any abusive or criminal conduct by either party

A Lancaster child custody attorney like Christopher C. Straub, Sandra Edwards Gray, Jeffrey C. Murse, Albert J. Meier, or Gerryanne P. Cauler will work with you to understand and prepare for the custody process. Our firm is dedicated to protecting our clients and their families by providing the comprehensive support and attention that they deserve throughout every step of the custody process.