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Child Custody Can be a Sticky Issue – Even for Celebrities

By Sheryl Rentz on April 13, 2009

Pop star Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie have made their child custody deal legal and final in the United States, according to a recent news report. The celebrity couple apparently filed papers with a Manhattan court regarding the shared custody of their two children, 8-year-old Rocco and 3-year-old David. The joint custody agreement states that both boys must remain kosher and attend synagogue twice a week.

When there are children involved in a divorce proceeding, it always gets more complicated. The laws surrounding child custody in Pennsylvania after a divorce are complex and rather difficult to understand. If you are going through such a situation, it would be in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania divorce lawyer. It could save you long-term problems and serious headaches. You do not want to take a chance when it comes to your children.

Please remember that if you are involved in divorce proceedings that concern children, you should have your lawyer draw up a comprehensive settlement plan before filing divorce papers, which can also include a custody schedule. In Pennsylvania, you can either file for legal custody or physical custody. Legal custody in Pennsylvania means that you as a parent have the right to make all decisions regarding your child, such as their education, healthcare and residence. Physical custody determines where the child or children live.

If you are dealing with a divorce proceeding involving children, please call the Law Office of Sheryl Rentz for a free consultation. Our office can handle every type of custody issue surrounding divorce in Pennsylvania irrespective of whether you are married, unmarried or already divorced. We will fight to protect your legal rights and work to get the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today for a case evaluation.

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