Litigation And Mediation Solutions To Child Custody Disputes

The most contentious part of any divorce agreement often involves child custody and visitation rights. The courts here in York County consider many factors in ordering custody, but the priority is the best interests of the children. Joint custody is now commonplace with both parents involved in the lives of their children on a daily or regular basis. In fact, the courts will often need a specific reason not to award joint custody even if one parent is the primary caretaker.

Eveler & DeArment Law Offices, serving families in York County and south-central Pennsylvania, aggressively protects the individual and parental rights of parents in custody and all family law matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience drafting these agreements in out-of-court mediation as well as going to court if the two sides cannot find common ground.

Factors To Consider In Custody

The courts consider these factors in awarding custody. However, couples can also use them in their own negotiations:

  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • The wishes of the children, particularly those over 12
  • The relationship each parent has with the children
  • The stability of each parent's home
  • The location of the parent's home in relation to school
  • Religious or cultural considerations

We Can Help Resolve Your Custody Matter

Attorney Claudia L. DeArment can prepare out-of-court agreements, litigate contested cases or provide private mediation services for parents, stepparents, grandparents and guardians. Her focus on family law, divorce filings and custody matters ensures that clients will find a workable solution that is in the best interests of the children while also being acceptable to the parents.

Contact Us To Schedule An Appointment

Call 717-246-8000 or use our contact page to reach our office in Red Lion. Initial consultations to discuss your custody matter with Claudia L. DeArment are free and confidential.