Legal Child Custody and Physical Child Custody in Pennsylvania

Every family is different. What’s more is that no divorce or separation either. When dealing in issues regarding child custody, whether the parents were married or not, it is always important for us to fight for what is best for the children of our clients. Often a client wants know know the difference between legal child custody and physical child custody. The difference between these two ideas determines much more than dollar figures paid in child support for example.

Legal child custody — In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, parents are frequently awarded joint legal custody. This grants parents the ability to make decisions about their children’s education, religious upbringing and medical needs.

Physical child custody —Physical custody determines children’s living arrangement and daycare responsibilities. Custodial custody is granted to parents who will spend the majority of time with their children.

The other parent normally receives visitation rights at specific times.

If you have questions regarding an child custody case in Delaware County or the surrounding area, call our professionals today for a free legal consultation at 610-891-8303.