Tag Archives: Best interests

How are Child Custody Cases decided in Pennsylvania Courts?

Although the final decision in any custody case is made by a Judge, almost every county has some preliminary process, which varies from county to county. In Blair County, the parties initially meet with an intake worker from the child custody office. If no agreement is reached, a conference is scheduled with a mediator, who […]

What Is Child Custody?

This might sound like an easy question, but in Pennsylvania, the word “custody” has several different meanings, and the definitions have some importance. The definitions are part of the Child Custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S. §5322 The first distinction the Custody Act makes is between Legal and Physical Custody. Legal custody means the right to make […]