Handling Child Custody Cases Throughout Bridgeville, PA and the Surrounding Areas
Child custody is often a major concern for separating partners.
Get help navigating child custody law and protect your relationship with your child by contacting The Law Office of Jesse I. Weidaw.
We’ve been providing assistance to the Bridgeville, PA area for over 16 years; now, we’re ready to assist with your case.
What Are the Different Types of Custody?
Sole Custody: Sole custody is where only one parent is awarded custody of the child. This situation is very rare—often only happening because the other parent is in jail, has been found to be abusive, or has abandoned their family—since it’s generally believed the child will benefit most from having both parents in their lives.
Primary Custody: Primary custody is where one parent has more overnight custody time with their child than the other (generally speaking, 60% or more). This type of custody is generally awarded when the parents live long distances apart, or when schooling or employment prevents shared custody from being feasible. The other parent is generally considered to have ‘partial’ custody, and will often have the child on weekends.
Shared Custody: This type of custody is where the parents share custody of the child relatively evenly. Shared custody—along with primary custody—is one of the most common types of custody awarded by the court.
Visitation: Visitation is an uncommon type of custody, as it allows a parent the opportunity to see their child—often with supervision—but does not truly award them custody. Visitation is generally given when an individual has not been very present in their child’s life but wants the opportunity to interact with them. In addition, individuals with drug- or alcohol-related problems may be given the opportunity to visit their children, even if they don’t have custody.
Grandparent Custody: Grandparent custody may be awarded if the child’s parents are actively abusing or neglecting their child. A grandparent may also sue for partial custody or visitation rights if the child’s parents are separated or divorced.
Speak to a Qualified Attorney
If you need help understanding child custody laws, want assistance with a custody agreement, or otherwise need help with a custody case, then consider contacting The Law Office of Jesse I. Weidaw. We have extensive experience with family court cases, and so are perfectly prepared to help with the complexities of child custody. Consider calling for your no-obligation consultation.
The Law Office of Jesse I. Weidaw can serve clients in the following locations:
- Bridgeville, PA
- South Fayette Township, PA
- Upper Saint Clair, PA
- Peters Township, PA
- Sewickley, PA
- Moon Township, PA
- Bethel Park, PA
- South Park, PA
- Mount Lebanon, PA