When it comes to getting custody of children during a separation or divorce, Attorney Jack A. Rounick has seen it all. He has been able to help many mothers and fathers obtain custody of their children near in the Southeastern, PA area and can assist those who would like to obtain physical or legal custody of one or more of their children in the court system.
Attorney Jack A. Rounick can help individuals decide if they are in the proper position to obtain custody of their children. There are several factors that must be taken into consideration to determine one’s ability to persuade the courts that having a child (or children) in his or her care is best for the child. The courts will take many things into account when trying to decide who should have custody and what kind of custody should be arranged (primary or joint).
- The best interests of the child. This is the most important aspect of any custody case. Every child is different as is every parental relationship. By learning more about each parent’s involvement, the age of the child, and the emotional and physical needs of the child, a judge can make a better decision as to who should be the primary guardian of a child during a separation or divorce.
- Ability to communicate. Judges will favor a parent who is more likely to communicate with the other as a more eligible primary parent for a child. Anyone who is difficult or who refuses to make contact with the other parent may not be well-suited as a primary custodial parent.
- The involvement of each parent. If one parent is a stay-at-home parent and has had daily, constant contact and support of a child, they are more likely to obtain full custody of a child than someone who is not a regular part of the child’s life or who is involved regularly in school assemblies, religious upbringing, and medical care.
- Documentation. It is essential for parents to have proper documentation that shows a judge what makes them an appropriate custodial parent. This may eventually include testimony from medical staff, teachers, friends, and family.