Advocating For Your Child’s Best Interests And Your Parenting Rights
Although a divorce shall change your marital status, you’ll still be a parent after proceedings have ended. Securing favorable child custody terms can ease the difficult transition your child shall make when your divorce is finalized and help you build a stronger relationship with your child.
We understand the struggles that divorcing parents face when they try to protect their child’s best interests and their parenting rights. At The Law Office of Denise D. Nordheimer, Esquire, LLC, our family law attorney explores all options when she represents parents in child custody matters. A strong negotiator and skilled litigator, Marta M. Dybowski shall tirelessly support your side before, during and after your divorce has concluded.
Important Information About Parenting Rights
In the past, family court judges often awarded favorable custody terms to mothers because they were often the primary caregivers at home. This is not the case today. In Delaware and Pennsylvania, judges are not allowed to give mothers preferential treatment over fathers.
Attorney Dybowski strives to obtain favorable child custody terms that allow both parents to have an active role in their child’s life. She is committed to working with the other attorney to identify an approach that has a positive impact, benefitting the child instead of penalizing the child’s other parent.
Whether you are seeking sole or joint custody, Marta Dybowski shall develop an effective strategy that supports your wishes. With her assistance, parents have received optimal legal and physical custody terms.
Factors That Can Affect A Judge’s Ruling
When parents are unable to agree to terms on their own, they turn this matter over to a family court judge. Judges are guided by the child’s best interest standard when they make their determinations.
They take a range of factors into consideration before they award custody. These factors include:
- Each parent’s history, including past drug or alcohol addiction, domestic abuse or criminal history
- Each parent’s ability to support the child’s financial, physical, medical and emotional needs
- The disruption the custody order may have on the child’s life. Judges try to minimize the impact a divorce has on a child.
- Each parent’s willingness to comply with the order and work with the other parent
Working with a knowledgeable lawyer can make all the difference in complex family law matters such as child custody. When the judge finalizes a custody agreement, you shall be required to abide by the order. Violating the order can have costly repercussions. Modifying the order to adjust to new family circumstances can also be expensive and time-consuming. Securing favorable terms now can minimize legal problems later.
By Your Side In And Out Of Court
Attorney Dybowski is ready to defend your interests in negotiations and in court. Arrange an appointment to talk to her today about your custody concerns or any other family law issue you are facing. You can reach her at our Wilmington or Milton office online or over the phone at 302-655-4500.