A Respected Family Law And Child Custody Advocate
When you need assistance with child custody and child support matters, attorney Alexandria “Ally” Crouthamel can assist. At Crouthamel Law Offices, she has extensive experience supporting Pennsylvania families.
She has worked with many area families to help them resolve custody disputes during divorce. Some of the many matters that she has addressed include who should be responsible for paying child support and what amount meets the child’s needs as well as how custody and parenting time will be shared between co-parents.
She can also provide guidance to unmarried fathers and mothers in paternity actions and can assist in other custody issues when a nonmartial relationship has ended but the responsibility to care for and support a child has not. As your child grows, if there are any legal situations that touch them directly, then she can also assist with any child or youth legal matters that may arise.
When you do not know your next step, turn to Crouthamel Law Offices. There, you can ask your questions and get the answers you need to move forward.
What Are The Types Of Custody In Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania law recognizes two different types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. Parents may share one or both types of custody.
Physical custody determines where a child lives and which parent cares for their daily needs. Parents often share physical custody, and the amount of parenting time each co-parent has will depend on their unique situation. In some cases, the court may grant one parent sole physical custody of a child.
Legal custody determines who has the right to make important decisions about the child’s life. Even if a parent does not have physical custody of a child, they may still take an active part in choices about their education, medical care, religious upbringing and other key details.
What Factors Can Impact Child Custody?
When determining what custody arrangement is in a child’s best interests, Pennsylvania courts consider a wide variety of different factors. These include:
- The wishes of both parents
- The wishes of the child
- The child’s needs
- The ability and willingness of both parents to care for the child’s needs
- The relationship the child has with each parent
Pennsylvania courts may also consider other details if the judge believes that they are relevant. This could include allegations of abuse or a parent’s criminal record.
Toughness That Makes A Difference
Attorney Crouthamel’s strength is fierce advocacy, but it comes from a place of compassion. Understanding your story gives her the conviction to pursue the results you deserve. She puts your needs first every single time.