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Joint Custody Matters in York

Guidance from Our York Child Custody Lawyer

In the traditional sense, many parents believed that seeking child custody meant that one parent would receive primary custody - meaning that they would be the custodial parent and the other would be non-custodial. This, however, has shifted in modern times as studies have shown that children benefit from having constant and reliable contact with both parents.

This has therefore developed into what is known as "joint custody." Should joint custody be awarded, both parents will be recognized as being custodial parents and will share the parenting responsibilities equally. This includes both physical and legal custody, although these can be independent of one another.

The types recognized by Pennsylvania include:

  • Joint legal custody: In this, both parents are given shared responsibility in making the decisions regarding the child - from religion to education. Typically, however, the child resides primarily with one parent.
  • Shared physical custody: Should this occur, the child splits their time between the two residences of their parents. At minimum, the other parent must have 35% of their time.
  • Combination: This is a unique solution for families to determine what works best, coming up with a unique combination of joint legal custody and shared physical custody.

Compassionate York Family Attorney: Protecting the Rights of Your Family

At Ilkhanoff & Silverstein, we are proud to serve clients throughout the York area with competent and high-quality assistance when it is really needed. We recognize how important dealing with family law related issues can be and for this reason, we are fully prepared to help our clients with the comprehensive assistance that they truly deserve.

Should you choose to work with a York family law attorney from our firm, you will be able to rest easier knowing that you will have an experienced advocate on your side that is deeply committed to helping you through this troubling time - so don't wait, call us as soon as possible! We are available to represent clients in York, Lancaster and all surrounding areas.

To learn more about how we can help, contact a York child custody lawyer from our firm today.

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