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Child Support & Child Custody Attorney

Even if you are considering an uncontested or collaborative divorce because you and your spouse are on amicable terms, you may still hit a roadblock when it comes to determining child support and child custody. At Dolan Ray Law, LLC, we understand that this time in your life may be difficult, but without the representation of an attorney, you could be facing an even more challenging legal situation. Family judges make decisions in these cases in favor of a child's best interests; however, in order to protect yourself and your rights as a parent, you need to work with an attorney.

When you work with our firm, we can develop a personalized strategy that is unique to your situation and we can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your situation. We encourage you to contact a Reading and Pottstown divorce lawyer as soon as possible if you are considering divorce or need to resolve a family law issue.

Child Custody in Pennsylvania

Several factors will be taken into consideration when determining child custody in the state of Pennsylvania. There are two different kinds of custody in the state of Pennsylvania: sole custody and joint custody. Sole custody allows one parent to make the majority of the decisions for a child's well-being, whereas joint custody allows both parents options for decision making and shared visitation.

When determining custody arrangements, a judge will look at:

  • The current employment status of the parents
  • Potential for employment status
  • Past criminal record
  • In some situations, the child's preference will be taken into consideration

Of course, no two cases are ever the same, and in order to have a better understanding of your personal situation, it is recommended that you speak with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. The state of Pennsylvania has recently made changes to the laws governing custody, and in order to ensure that your case reaches a favorable resolution, you need to work with a lawyer who understands these changes and how they may affect you. Whether you are just now undergoing the divorce process or are looking to modify an existing portion of your child custody orders, speak with an attorney at Dolan Ray Law, LLC right away. We can answer all of your questions about child custody laws.

Determining Child Support

When it comes to determining child support, it is important that an attorney be contacted. The laws and regulations regarding child support can be difficult to understand. When you work with our firm, we can help protect your rights as a parent and ensure that a favorable child support agreement is made.

If you are currently going through a divorce, there are a few things that a judge will take into consideration in determining the overall cost of your child support payments, including but not limited to:

  • The child's needs
  • Extraordinary expenses
  • Employment status of the parents
  • The custody ruling

Pennsylvania recognizes an "income share" model, which judges use to determine child support. In order to ensure that you receive a favorable ruling, it is important that you contact Dolan Ray Law, LLC right away. Even if you were never married, you can still request child support from your child's biological parent. Working with the right attorney can help ensure that you receive the monetary assistance necessary to successfully raise a child after a divorce.

Contact Dolan Ray Law, LLC's Pottstown & Reading Lawyers

To learn more about your situation and how working with a dedicated attorney from our firm can benefit your case, do not hesitate to contact a legal representative from Dolan Ray Law, LLC as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, now is the time to act!

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