You love your children and want the best for them. The idea of losing precious time with your kids can cause a great deal of concern and anxiety.
If you’re in this unfortunate situation, hiring a child custody lawyer may be the best way to explore your options and ensure trusted, family-focused guidance through the process.
Why You Should Work with a Child Custody Attorney
The child custody process in Pennsylvania can seem daunting but having someone to help you navigate the way can make all the difference.
Here are some of the benefits of working with a lawyer for child custody:
1. Negotiate for Custody on Your Behalf
Having a skilled attorney increases your chances of getting the custody outcome you are hoping for.
Custody lawyers know the laws in PA and have access to resources and research, ensuring that you are fairly represented – especially if the other parent also has an attorney. While you may be feeling overwhelmed, your custody attorney will understand your personal situation, but also be clear-headed about an approach that is in everyone’s best interests.
2. Improved Communication with Former Partner
Sometimes emotions run high in child custody matters. There’s a lot at stake, and neither parent wants to lose out on milestones in their children’s lives. With so much tension, clear and effective communication can be a challenge.
Working with an attorney can help you establish healthy communication styles and effective boundaries with the other parent in the early stages of your family’s transition. In some cases, using an attorney may allow you to avoid some of the more heated topics and keep your conversations with your former partner child-focused.
3. Better for the Children
Children are also affected by the custody process. They may feel caught in between, creating anxiety and fear. Children can feel hopeless, confused, and even guilty when two parents argue.
A child custody lawyer could help alleviate the tension by becoming your spokesperson and finding a solution that works for everyone, including your children.
For these reasons and more, hiring a lawyer for child custody in PA can provide you with the support and guidance you need during an already difficult time.
The Child Custody Process in Pennsylvania
A child custody attorney should be able to assist you throughout all steps in the custody process, including:
- Filing for custody
- Attending Court-ordered mediation
- Developing a parenting plan that focuses on the best interest of the child
- Child custody or contempt hearings
- Pursuing Grandparent custody rights
Please remember that every case is different, and your specific circumstances will determine the length and steps.
Why Work with Mette Evans & Woodside?
At Mette Evan & Woodside, we’re dedicated to excellence, and we take pride in serving our neighbors in the South-Central Pennsylvania region.
We strive to assist clients through the legal process, creating a better experience for everyone involved. This is particularly important for our family law matters as we specialize in mediation, minimizing conflict and preserving co-parenting relationships.
We understand how challenging a custody ordeal can be for each family member involved, so we aim to make the process as smooth as possible.
Contact Mette Evans & Woodside Today
You don’t have to go through this alone. Hannah White-Gibson is a compassionate and experienced family law attorney on the Mette, Evans & Woodside team ready to help with your case.
Contact us today for family law services.