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Erie County, PA Child Custody Attorneys

Selecting an exceptional child custody attorney is essential and can have a tremendous effect on the outcome of your case. Even though a custody case may be resolved in several months, the impact of the orders entered by the Court will usually last for many years after the case.

The necessity of choosing an experienced Erie child custody lawyer that you can trust, one who is dedicated to your case, is crucial. Even more so if the divorce case involves custody, child visitation, support, paternity or legal separation. It is critical for you to retain an experienced and respected child custody professional as early as possible.

The child custody attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini understand that your custody court case will have a tremendous impact on your life, and the decisions that you make will be felt for years to come. Our primary goal is to provide you with the knowledge and resources necessary for you to make informed decisions and to obtain the best possible outcome for you and your loved-ones.

At Melaragno, Placidi & Parini, our attorneys are with you every step of the way. This starts at our first consultation. It is crucial that the child custody attorney and client are on the same page from the beginning of the case. Our initial consultation is about listening to you and understanding your unique situation. The client is the only one who knows what is truly best for them and their family. It is our job to help you achieve these goals.

It is important to discuss all facets of your case, as well as plan accordingly. Decisions reached too soon can have a ripple affect throughout your case, and if you make the wrong decision at the onset, it can dramatically hinder your options in the future.

Child custody can be daunting and complex and few areas of the law inherently possess such emotion and anxiety. The child custody attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini are committed to helping divorcing couples move forward with their lives as proficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Melaragno, Placidi & Parini child custody law attorneys understand how devastating these types of situations can be, so we are here to help. Understandably, most of our clients are overcome by emotions. Sensitive subjects such as child custody, child support, and parenting plans that can trigger intense emotions, and when couples are facing so many critical decisions it can be difficult to think in a rational manner. This is where our compassion and understanding come into play, and we are able to provide a reliable and effective child custody attorney in Erie, PA.

We will be with you every step of the process. Our custody attorneys handle all aspects of child custody. Our skilled and experienced Erie lawyers have the knowledge to handle nearly any type of matter involving custody law.

In Pennsylvania, custody law and procedure is covered by the Domestic Relations Title 23, primarily chapter 53. Each county has unique local procedures for handling custody cases and set the process the child custody lawyers and spouses must follow.

Child Custody

The law will make two determinations for custody purposes: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Legal custody gives the party the right to make important decisions that affect the child such as medical treatment, education and legal decision. Physical custody is the right to have the child in your care to take care of on a day to day basis.

There are two kinds of legal custody: sole and shared. Sole legal custody allows one party to act alone in making legal custody decisions. Shared legal custody means two or more parties agree before making decisions.

There are four kinds of physical custody. Primary physical custody gives one party the right to have the child live with them most of the time. Shared physical custody gives two people the right to have the child with them on a regular basis. Partial physical custody is the right to have unsupervised visitation with the child and can vary as to how long and how frequently. Supervised visitation is ordered only when the party is a known danger to the child. This may happen if there was abuse, for example. This visitation is supervised by a relative, a friend or by a county agency.

Usually the parties try to agree on legal and physical custody of the child. If they are unable to agree, one party may file a Complaint seeking custody.

There are many factors that the court will look at to determine who should have custody. These factors range from the obvious and the best interests of the child to very specific things that can be best explained by competent legal advice.

Call us now to see how our Erie, Pennsylvania child custody lawyers can help you get your new life started. Schedule a consultation with one of our exceptional attorneys today!

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502 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502
Phone: (814) 459-5557

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