Custody Lawyer Chester County, PA

Custody Lawyer Chester County, PA

Custody, in and of itself, includes a wide swath of various legal arenas.  At LaMonaca Law, our legal experts serve the Family Law needs of our neighbors in Chester County, PA.  One of our niche areas of expertise lies with custody issues that range from Child Custody, Child Welfare, and Custodial Time to Parental Kidnapping, Third-Party Custody, Grandparents’ Rights and more!  Our custody lawyers have litigated the toughest cases and we’ve negotiated countless disputes. 


Are you dealing with a custody issue that would benefit from strong legal counsel that focuses on justice and conflict resolution?  If so, LaMonaca Law is here for you – finding resolutions to custody issues that aren’t, always. black and white.  Our custody lawyers are seasoned experts with many years of experience litigating and negotiating contentious child custody cases.  


Divorcing couples in Chester County, PA who have children can become painfully aware of how custody decisions can lead to bitter disputes.  Custody lawyers with LaMonaca Law focus on what is in the best interest of the children and, therefore, align with custody arrangements that would serve those interests.  


Be assured that our custody lawyers, fully, understand and appreciate the many strong emotions that can surface during this trying time – we get it!  At LaMonaca Law, each custody case is unique, and each case is treated with a personalized approach designed to achieve the most beneficial results.


Our Expertise is Vast and Unsurpassed   


LaMonaca Law’s custody lawyers take on cases other legal firms will not or cannot address.  Some of our most intriguing and time-sensitive cases have involved uniting custodial parents with their children who were abducted by estranged parents and, illegally, transported overseas.  Our track record of success reflects our effective and compelling courses of action.  


Some child-custody agreements change due to one or more situations that might include 1) a parent’s deteriorating mental and/or physical health 2) a parent’s lifestyle that could be detrimental to the well-being of the child 3) a child’s preference if the child is above a certain age, and an array of other factors.    


How imperative is it to strengthen your position with your custody situation?  We are presuming it is critically important to you.  Our custody lawyers would utilize measures to optimize your defense.  It is important to understand that your custody case could be compromised if you move forward with missteps you may not, even, be aware of.  Our legal firm’s custody lawyers would provide insight on what pitfalls and ‘mouse traps’ you would want to avoid!


To Go to Court Or Not Go to Court 


When mothers and fathers are able to place their children’s emotions above their own, positive things take place.  Though challenging, parents can rise above contentious and argumentative impulses involved with child-custody hearings.  When that happens, it can translate into a ‘win-win’ situation for all involved – especially the children.  


On the other hand, court proceedings become necessary when two parents fight and can’t come to terms with an acceptable parenting agreement.  Avoiding a court proceeding can be done, and LaMonaca Law’s custody lawyers will offer you results-proven strategies on how to avoid a court proceeding.  However, if the court must issue its own controlling order to resolve your custody matter, our custody lawyers will be by side every step of the way!


Our Custody Lawyers Offer Top-Tier Expertise  


There exists a variety of child-custody situations – from primary physical custody, partial physical custody, and supervised visitations to sole legal custody, joint legal custody, and litigating relocation issues – the legal scenarios are diverse and complex.  For this reason, being represented by a seasoned custody lawyer is, absolutely, critical!


As legal experts involved in custody issues, we offer our neighbors in Chester County, PA a multitude of practice areas.


Child Custody – There are times when parents will, unwittingly, bungle child-custody court orders.  As a result, unintended consequences emerge.  It is imperative you consult with our custody lawyers to discuss your child-custody circumstances – we’re here to listen!


Third-Party Custody – Sadly, some biological parents are not promoters of their own child(ren’s) welfare.  In these cases, grandparents, other family members or foster families will be chosen to uphold the welfare of the children.


If you are a family member and wish to assume the care of a grandchild, niece, or nephew, contact our team, right away!


Relocation – One parent may be relocating to another part of the state or out-of-state due to a job change or other circumstance.  If you have custody concerns due to a relocation by the other parent, our custody lawyers can help prevent your child(ren) from moving away.  We can help you obtain an order awarding you custody in Pennsylvania rather than allowing the other parent to receive custody outside of the Commonwealth.


Our custody lawyers can, also, provide legal intervention if you are the parent who would be relocating!  LaMonaca Law may obtain a leave-of-court if the non-relocating parent were to dispute the move of the children. 


Parental Kidnapping – Parental kidnapping is extremely serious, and time is of the utmost concern.  Our custody lawyers would take immediate action with notifying authorities, without delay.  We would move forward, through the court, on an emergency basis.


Hague Convention Cases – When a parent moves under the radar and manages to leave the country with children in tow and violates a court order, the International Hague Convention may come into play.  We have, successfully, litigated Hague cases in a number of countries and have reunited parents with their children on US soil.  


Hague Convention cases require intense logistical collaboration and coordination with the US Department of State, the US Embassy, and foreign entities.  Our success stories are nothing short of astounding.  As mentioned, we take on cases other law firms do not, or cannot, handle.


Custodial Time – Are you being denied legal contact with your child(ren)?  Has your estranged partner moved out of state without having modified the custody agreement?  Are you finding yourself wondering what to do since no custody-agreement rules exist in your situation?  LaMonaca Law will make sure your custody and visitation needs are handled expeditiously and thoroughly.


Grandparents’ Rights – Sometimes grandparents will seek legal custody or visitation rights concerning their grandchildren.  If they have reason to suspect abuse or negligence or if the grandchild has lived with the grandparents for an extended period of time, grandparents can seek legal care-taking roles.


Child Welfare – Are you separated from your child due to intervention by child-protective or child-welfare services and believe the separation is unwarranted?  If so, we will investigate any possibly- unjustified accusations.  Call our legal team for help!


Support – If you have legal custody of your child(ren), you want as much monetary support, as possible – including alimony, spousal support, and child support.  Our custody lawyers will make sure your lifestyle with your child(ren) remains as close to normal, as possible, by making sure you receive the financial assistance you are legally due.  


“New” Child Custody Law – The Court must now show, on the record, the reasons it indicates the child-custody orders that it does.  The Court must address each of the custody factors, one by one, and indicate how it arrives at any decisions.  Parents gain a clearer understanding of why any judge might declare an order, one way or the other.  


At LaMonaca Law, we equip our clients to provide information consistent with the sixteen custody factors – please contact our legal team for more information concerning this.  Our custody lawyers remain powerful advocates for our West Chester, PA clientele.  At LaMonaca Law, you can count on us to be your powerful legal advocate! 


Accolades, Awards and Applause


Mr. LaMonaca has received prestigious awards and distinctions which include the following:


  • Named “Top Lawyer” fourteen times in Main Line Today magazine for “Divorce” and/or “Custody” (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 and 2004)
  • Named “Awesome/Top Attorney” (Ranked #1) for Family Law and Divorce in Suburban Life Magazine (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010)  
  • Raised to AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0) by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubble – 2017.  AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence in, both, legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Recognized by Daily Times Best Lawyers for ‘Family Law’ (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
  • Recognized among “Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania” by The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Named “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine
  • Received a 10 out of 10 Ranking Score on
  • Mr. LaMonaca holds memberships in the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Divisions and other organizations.


Enjoy Our Free Ebook – Become Empowered!


Our complimentary ebook, The Pennsylvania Divorce, Custody & Financial Survival Guide, is available on our website.  May this valuable information enlighten, inspire, and empower you.  Your love, support, strength and positivity can help your child(ren) develop resiliency and confidence, in spite of these very difficult circumstances.  


Contact LaMonaca Law, Right Now! 


If your estranged spouse is being counseled by a high-powered custody lawyer, shouldn’t you have the same advantage?  You can connect with our legal team in various ways: 


  • Call 484-440-9226 or 484-440-9284 for, immediate, attention.
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Going Beyond Client Expectations for More Than 20 Years

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