A step-parent who has had a strong parental role in a child’s life may be eligible to obtain a custody order in the event of a divorce from the child’s biological parent. Child custody cases of this type are very fact specific. Normally, in successful cases, a step-parent has had a long, loving relationship with a child from a very young age. The same is true in some cases with other adults such as grandparents, aunts or uncles.
Stepparent Custody Rights in Pennsylvania
Child custody cases involving any caring adult other than a parent can be very emotional and difficult for a biological parent to accept. In our years as Pennsylvania Family law attorneys, we have represented caring parental figures on both sides of the coin:
- Step-parents or grandparents seeking custody
- Biological parents seeking to stop or limit step-parent or grandparent custodial claims
As a strong advocate of each client, we work hard to understand and advocate for the position of the person whom we am representing, always taking into consideration the best interests of the child. Every Family law Judge will make decisions on the basis of the child’s best interests. It is my job to demonstrate how a parent, a step-parent or a grandparent is fit to care for a child.
Keep in mind that the end result in a custody rights case often falls somewhere between the ideal outcome of each parent seeking custody. We are prepared to stand up for your rights as well as for the best interests of the child in your life.
Step-Parent Rights Attorneys serving the Philadelphia area
We welcome your inquiry regarding a step-parent custody matter.
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For more information or to discuss your child custody or divorce case with a lawyer, call us at 215-967-9070!