Court disputes for fathers rights in PA
Many fathers cheered the revision of the Child Custody Laws in January of 2011 because the statute now mandates that the courts, when weighing the Custody factors, MUST be “Gender Neutral.” Now the courts may show favoritism to either the mother or father. We have successfully fought for significant rights for fathers including Primary Physical Custody, Sole Custody, and many other types of orders solidifying their parental rights.
The Courts weigh the following factors when making determinations of what is in the Best Interests of the Children:
(1) Which party is more likely to encourage and permit frequent and continuing
contact between the child and another party.
(2) The present and past abuse committed by a party or member of the party’s
household, whether there is a continued risk of harm to the child or an abused
party and which party can better provide adequate physical safeguards and
supervision of the child.
(3) The parental duties performed by each party on behalf of the child.
(4) The need for stability and continuity in the child’s education, family life and
(5) The availability of extended family.
(6) The child’s sibling relationships.
(7) The well-reasoned preference of the child, based on the child’s maturity and
(8) The attempts of a parent to turn the child against the other parent, except in
cases of domestic violence where reasonable safety measures are necessary to
protect the child from harm.
(9) Which party is more likely to maintain a loving, stable, consistent and
nurturing relationship with the child adequate for the child’s emotional needs.
(10) Which party is more likely to attend to the daily physical, emotional,
developmental, educational and special needs of the child.
(11) The proximity of the residences of the parties.
(12) Each party’s availability to care for the child or ability to make appropriate
(13) The level of conflict between the parties and the willingness and ability of
the parties to cooperate with one another. A party’s effort to protect a child from
abuse by another party is not evidence of unwillingness or inability to cooperate
with that party.
(14) The history of drug or alcohol abuse of a party or member of a party’s
(15) The mental and physical condition of a party or member of a party’s
(16) Any other relevant factor.
Our team of attorneys works tirelessly with our clients to have the best possible analysis and presentation of the factors listed above to place the client in the best position to attain the custodial arrangement that truly is in the “Best Interests of the Child(ren).”
We have fought throughout the State and the world representing Fathers in pursuit of the custody of their children and we have successfully obtained Primary Physical Custody and Sole Physical and Legal Custody in appropriate cases.
We also help fathers who have been obligated to pay too much money in child support where it imposes a serious financial hardship or where the father’s employment status changes. The Law Office of Gregory P. LaMonaca, P.C. can assist fathers with any type of divorce modification or child custody case.
You can be the father that your children deserve. Get a lawyer to help you fight for your rights as a father in Media, Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and other Counties throughout the State of Pennsylvania PA today.
Be the Dad you want to be. Get a lawyer to help you fight for your rights as a father in Media, Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and other Counties throughout the State of Pennsylvania PA today.