Custody and Visitation Rights for Fathers

Custody and Visitation for FathersMyths About Pennsylvania Custody Law

One of the fictions that exists surrounding child custody laws in Pennsylvania is that fathers do not have the right to equal child custody. Many fathers seeking custody of their children often share this falsehood, or believe it to be true. Our blog today debunks this myth and discusses custody rights for both parents in Pennsylvania.

The custody of minor children in Pennsylvania is determined by the “best interests of the child” standard. The courts take into consideration multiple factors listed in the Pennsylvania statutes that judges should consider when determining who gets custody. Continue reading

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

How to choose a Divorce Lawyer McGrail Law FirmThe divorce process can be very stressful – why add more stress when trying to choose a divorce lawyer? Our blog today addresses a few things you should look for when choosing your attorney to handle your Pennsylvania divorce matter.

Referrals.

The best way to find an attorney is through people that you know and trust. Do you have a friend that has gone through a divorce recently? Ask him or her who they used and if they were happy with their attorney. Many of our clients come to us as referrals from people we have represented in divorce or in other legal matters. Continue reading

Do I need a Divorce Lawyer?

pittsburgh divorce lawyer blogFor most people, going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful periods of their lives. Any time we are stressed and emotional, we are not always thinking clearly and logically. Enter an experienced Pennsylvania divorce lawyer. Our role as your advocate is to assist you with making large life decisions throughout your divorce by taking the stress and emotion out of the decision-making process. Additionally, while you and your ex-spouse may know the ins and outs of your financial situation, many unexpected issues arise in a divorce that an experienced lawyer can strategize around and sometimes even anticipate before they occur. Continue reading