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Child Custody Law

Understanding The Rights of Everyone Involved.

Doing What’s Right and in the Best Interest of a Child

One of the most challenging areas of family law is child custody. These cases are complicated and emotionally draining. The overriding concern is the “best interest of the child.” However, if the parents cannot agree on what is in the best interest of their child, the family courts are often left with the difficult task of determining the best custodial arrangements for the children.

Our Family Law attorneys at CGA Law Firm will guide you through all aspects of a custody case, from filing a complaint through trial and appeal proceedings, and assisting the parties in coming to their own resolution outside of court.

A child custody case can be part of a divorce case … however a child custody case can also stand on its own. Individuals who separate may not choose to file for divorce right away, but they may file a custody action independent of a divorce case. Parents who were never married have the same custody rights as parents who were married.

In some cases, the parties may obtain a no-fault divorce with a verbal understanding of how to handle custody. Sometimes, differences of opinion may develop regarding child custody issues and the parents may file a custody action at a later time, even though the divorce case has long since been resolved.

Contact our family law attorneys to discuss your rights as a parent and the interests of your family at (717) 848-4900 or info@cgalaw.com.


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