Montgomery County PA Visitation Lawyer
Child Visitation in Pennsylvania
The situation regarding child visitation rights following a divorce in Pennsylvania is legally complicated. Visitation rights refer to the set of laws surrounding the legal right of a parent or other family member to visit and spend time with a child following a divorce. Even if a parent or guardian is not granted some type of custody there are many cases where visitation rights are. Even this seemingly minor area of the law is fraught with complexity and detailed legalities, however.
The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, PC are dedicated to aggressively pursuing visitation rights cases and other family matters. We give free and confidential matters regarding any divorce, custody or visitation rights question you might have. We are a licensed legal office with years of experience. Contact us at (866) 290-9292 for a free consultation.
How is Custody Determined in Pennsylvania Court?
In determining child custody issues following a divorce a family court judge will have to make several decisions, each one based on what serves the best interest of all children involved. The court will try to make the situation as amicable as possible but in many cases are often forced to favor one parent over another, or decide that both parents are unfit for custody. Some factors the judge will consider include whether the parents can agree to cooperate with the ruling, whether one parent wants custody more than another, whether any child abuse was involved, whether the child has siblings and how custody will be determined when they are included, what the child’s needs are and many other factors.
What Factors are Considered in Visitation Rights in Montgomery County?
If you are a relative of the children in question you may have standing to file for visitation rights as well, if necessary. A judge will hear a request for a visitation by a relative if that request seems to be in the best interest of the child. They will consider the relative’s closeness to the child, the history of their relationship, the relative’s relationship with the child’s parents or guardians and many other factors. If you are the relative of a child involved in a divorce and want to ensure that you have the legal right to visit with them, contact our law firm immediately.
Clarifying Complex Legal Concepts for Clients
Visitation rights are some of the most complicated laws in Pennsylvania. When issues of concern arise you always want to have the strength of the law on your side. By having a family court decide on a visitation rights matter for your child or a child that is your relative you can get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your rights are protected.
If you or someone you love is involved in a divorce, contact the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, PC at (866) 290-9292 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our office has years of experience handling family court issues in Montgomery County. In order to ensure some safety, legal rights, protection, or visitation benefits for all children involved in a divorce, contact our offices immediately. We can help you file the necessary paperwork and also take care of all communication between involved parties.