Doylestown Child Custody Lawyers
Compassionate Family Lawyers Help Couples Resolve Child Custody Disputes in Doylestown, PA
When parents divorce, separate, or have never lived together in the first place, it is necessary to establish the custody arrangement for their child or children. Under Pennsylvania law, the overriding concern in every child custody determination is the best interests of the child. Both parents almost certainly have the best interest of their child or children in mind as well; however, parents sometimes have disputes over what they believe to be in the best interests of their children. If you are in the middle of a child custody dispute with your child’s other parent, the Doylestown child custody lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford can help guide you through the child custody process and help you reach a result that best serves your child’s interests and the interests and needs of you and your family. Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced family law attorneys about your rights and options in a child custody dispute.
Doylestown, PA Family Law Attorneys Provide Results-Focused Legal Representation in Child Custody Matters
The Doylestown child custody attorneys of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have years of experience helping families across Pennsylvania resolve child custody matters. Our attorneys have experience with all types of custody arrangements. Joint custody arrangements are becoming increasingly common and preferred as courts try to ensure that both parents have the opportunity to foster a relationship with their children. However, our attorneys can help you to determine which specific arrangement is best for your child and your family and advocate to the court for that arrangement.
Our attorneys can help you with every aspect of child custody, including:
- Establishment of a child custody order, including determining legal custody (the right to make decisions in a child’s upbringing) and physical custody (the right to have physical control and responsibility for a child)
- Establishing parenting time schedules, including determining parenting time for joint physical custody arrangements or setting visitation schedules
- Enforcement and modification of existing child custody orders
- Petitions for relocation, if you are the parent with sole or primary physical custody and wish to relocate to a new area with your child or children
We understand how child custody disputes can quickly damage family relationships. That is why our attorneys are experienced in helping our clients amicably and efficiently resolve outstanding child custody issues, including resolving disputes through negotiation or mediation.
Why Choose Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford to Help You with Your Child Custody Dispute?
For over 65 years, the attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have been representing the interests of parents and families across Pennsylvania in child custody matters. We strive to stay true to the principles of our founding partner, Irwin Rubin, who served clients across Pennsylvania with a focus on sound, ethical representation and exceptional client service. We also believe in being a forward-looking law firm that remains at the forefront of law and technology, providing you with the best possible legal representation.
Our firm understands how child custody disputes can quickly and irrevocably tear families apart. That is why our attorneys bring their compassion and experience to bear to help you resolve your child custody matter as efficiently and amicably as possible. We can guide you through the negotiation or mediation process to achieve resolution of your dispute. But we are also prepared to advocate on your behalf in court so that, as a parent, you can fight for what is in your child’s best interest.
Our dedication to ethical representation and excellence in client service has for years been recognized by our peers in the Pennsylvania legal community. Our partners have consistently been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by their fellow attorneys, while many of our associates have also been named by their peers as Pennsylvania Rising Stars. Our firm has been previously named “Best Law Firm” by The Reporter’s Readers Choice, while the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review program has since 1992 given Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford the coveted AV rating.
Contact Our Dedicated Doylestown, PA Child Custody Lawyers For Help with Your Case
It goes without saying that your children are the most important priority in your life. We understand that you will do whatever it takes and fight as hard as you have to so that you can do what you believe is best for your children. This is why the issue of child custody can become a vicious dispute with no end in sight. Contact the compassionate, experienced Doylestown child custody lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford today to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys who can help guide you and your family through the child custody process as effectively and efficiently as possible. We offer a free, initial consultation so call us today at 215-822-7575 to schedule an appointment.
About Doylestown, PA
Doylestown is the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, named for William Doyle who in 1745 obtained a license to build a tavern in present-day Doylestown. The community thrived due to its strategic location between Philadelphia and Easton. Ultimately, the county seat of Bucks County moved to Doylestown from its original location in Newtown. Following construction of the county courthouse, Doylestown developed a neighborhood of Federal-style offices and professional buildings. Lacking strong water sources, Doylestown did not establish an industrial base and instead retained its residential and professional character. Doylestown began suffering competition from suburban sprawl in the post-World War II era. In response, by the 1980s and 1990s Doylestown reinvented itself, sparking a revitalization of its downtown fueled by an appreciation for Doylestown’s architectural heritage.
Frequently Asked Questions about Child Custody in Doylestown, PA
In Pennsylvania, the law grants grandparents the right, under certain circumstances, to petition for custody rights with respect to their grandchildren. Grandparents may seek custody rights if they have a pre-existing relationship with their grandchild and there are allegations of abuse, neglect, or dependency, or if the grandparent’s child (the parent of the child for whom the grandparent seeks custody) has died. A court may decline to grant grandparents custody if both parents object to custody as not in their child’s best interests. In addition to grandparents, other family members may have standing to seek custody if they have been acting as a parent for the child for at least 12 months, under a legal doctrine known as in loco parentis.
Not necessarily. Parents have a constitutional right to parent their children in whatever way they see fit that does not endanger the health or welfare of the child. A court does not have to intervene if parents agree that a particular custody arrangement is best for their family. However, there are benefits to having a court enter an order memorializing a child custody arrangement. Even when parents initially agree upon a custody arrangement, if one parent stops honoring that agreement, it will be much easier for the other parent to enforce the arrangement if it is a court order.