Child custody is an emotionally charged aspect of a divorce or separation. Both parents want to maximize their time with their children, which can make it difficult for them to come to an agreement on custody. When this happens, the courts must intervene. If you haven’t already done so, this is the time to seek out qualified child custody lawyers in Philadelphia, PA and/or Cherry Hill, NJ.
William Kirby brings over 10 years of legal experience to every child custody case. He and his firm are strong advocates of child custody in Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ. He and his team have a genuine desire to arrive at the best solution for the children involved in custody cases. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Kirby has a commanding presence in the courtroom, but is compassionate enough to guide you through this trying time, providing you with the legal advice and support you need to achieve your desired outcome.
Child custody is not as simple as determining where the child will live. There are two primary types of custody in the state: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Both must be determined in a divorce or separation. Child custody PA and NJ are not the same as child support in these states.
Legal custody gives the custodian the right to make major decisions affecting the child, such as healthcare, religious and educational decisions. Legal custody may be sole or shared, but the most common ruling is shared legal custody in both PA and NJ.
Physical custody determines where the child will live. Physical custody may be shared or joint, partial, supervised, or unsupervised. This is the custody arrangement that determine how often parents and children are together and sets visitation schedules.
So you must not only consult child support lawyers in Philadelphia, PA and/or Cherry Hill, NJ, but also retain somebody who can and, if needed, will fight for child custody. The laws for child custody in PA and NJ have set legal precedent that the best interests of the child be the most important factor in determining custody. However, other factors are taken into account, such as: siblings and their custody arrangements, history of care giving, and even the child’s preference in some cases.
In short, PA and NJ have many different custody schedules and William Kirby and his firm will work to find the right one for your family.
Call William Kirby, Family Law Attorney, at 267-225-6233 to schedule an initial consultation. At this first meeting we will get to know one another, discuss your situation, explain our process to you, and determine if we are a good fit for your child custody case. His firm services the Greater Philadelphia area, to include Cherry Hill, NJ.