Child Custody

Child Custody Determinations: Understanding The Best Interests Of The Child

In any divorce involving minor children, one major issue that must be resolved is child custody.

Some parties can negotiate child custody arrangements that make sense for their unique situation, rather than leaving the decision in the hands of a judge.

However, parties at an impasse will require the assistance of the court. Pennsylvania law does not favor either the mother or father in child custody determinations. A family law court will adhere to the "best interests of the child" standard when making child custody determinations.

Judges have wide latitude when determining child custody arrangements, utilizing various factors. The outcome in your situation will depend on your individual circumstances.

Strong, Knowledgeable Advocacy For You

At Gardner Law Office, our Bethlehem attorneys have extensive experience both negotiating and litigating child custody matters. With decades of experience, we handle a wide range of family law matters relating to children, including:

A Focus On Interstate And International Child Custody Disputes

Attorney Linda Shay Gardner has extensive experience handling child abduction cases, having appeared in state and federal courts across the country and has assisted with over 300 international or interstate child abduction cases.

She consults with the Office of Children's Issues in the U.S. Department of State and regularly advises lawyers across the United States and around the world about how best to handle these matters.

There are very few attorneys in the United States that have Linda Shay Gardner's experience. Click here to learn more.

Call 610-228-4626 or send us an email to set up an appointment to discuss your child custody questions and concerns.