CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION

As a mother and grandmother, we understand the importance of protecting and preserving the parent-child relationship. We also understand that sometimes it is necessary for relatives and other third parties to step up and help with parenting responsibilities when the natural parent is unable to do so.


We represent parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other third party caregivers in all aspects of child custody and visitation matters.


Courts must consider the best interests of the child when making a custody determination. There are 16 statutory factors that courts must consider when deciding a custody case but no one factor is outcome determinative.


We work with you to help you reach the best result in your individual custody case. In some cases, parents and caregivers are able to reach custody agreements with our guidance. We offer mediation services to help parents work out the terms of a custody agreement. We are also trained in collaborative law, which is an alternative dispute resolution method that focuses on the interests of the parents, caregivers and children while staying out of court.


If litigation is necessary, we are prepared to aggressively advocate for the best result possible using our knowledge, experience and understanding of sensitive issues that arise in child custody cases.


We take the time to get to know you, all the relevant facts of the case, and your family. We ask important questions and focus on gathering all the relevant information necessary to advance your position. We frequently work with child custody evaluators, therapists, and experts to help you achieve child centered results.


We also help parents and caregivers design parenting plans that are flexible enough to meet the child’s needs yet structured so that parties clearly understand their rights and duties.


Contact us now to schedule a thorough consultation with one of our experienced compassionate attorneys by calling 717-790-2403.

DEDICATED TO HELPING AND PROTECTING FAMILIES THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

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 5000 Ritter Road, Suite 202, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

 

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Office: (717) 790-2403 | Fax: (717) 790-6019


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deb@mehaffielaw.com | michele@mehaffielaw.com