Bucks County and Montgomery County Child Custody Attorney
Parties may want to end their marital relationship, but they seldom want to end the parent-child relationship. To complicate matters, you as a parent may know what kind of custody arrangements would be best for you, but at the same time you may know that a different arrangement would be better for your child.
At the Law Office & Mediation Services of Elissa C. Goldberg, in Doylestown, we have helped parents in Bucks County and Montgomery County resolve child custody issues since 1995. We strongly believe in the collaborative law method as a means of settling issues stemming from divorce, including custody and visitation. Collaborative law allows parents to talk through custody issues, deal with the emotions with the help of a team, and in the end make custody more of a reward than a battle.
How Does Custody Fit in to the Collaborative Divorce Process?
Collaborative law is about long-term thinking. It requires each party to think not only about his or her own interests, but the interests of the spouse and, most importantly, the future of the children. In the collaborative setting, you will get to work with at least one child specialist, whose job it is to help you think about the entire situation. In Pennsylvania, child specialists help parents consider the things that should be weighed in determining a parenting plan, including:
- The health care needs of the child and which parent is equipped to provide for those needs
- The education of the child
- Whether the child should be brought up in a certain religious faith
- Would the child be better served by a shared-parenting plan?
What Happens If Custody Arrangements Need to Be Changed?
In the years after divorce, other circumstances in your life may change to the extent that you need to modify your parenting plan. You may need to relocate for your job, as just one example. If your divorce was obtained through the collaborative method instead of litigation, you can use the process again to make changes. Our Bucks County legal team will sit down with you, learn about the changes in your life and create a path to a new solution.
Talk To a Doylestown Lawyer About Collaborative Custody Agreements
To learn more about how the collaborative divorce process can be used to resolve child custody issues, call the Law Office & Mediation Services of Elissa C. Goldberg today. We can be reached at 215-345-5259 or via email. Your initial consultation is free.