Child Custody

Child custody is often the most contentious legal issues in a family, especially when a divorce is in progress. Having experienced legal support is essential when involved in a custody dispute.

The Pennsylvania court system does everything it can to protect a child’s best interest by creating a custody arrangement that includes both parents. The goal is to ensure both parents share the responsibilities and benefits of parenting, and that the child enjoy the support of both parents. Whenever possible, the court will grant shared custody or a generous visitation schedule to the non-custodial parent.

To make the transition from a married to divorced family as easy as possible for a child, his or parents must try to communicate and put their parenting responsibilities first. Unfortunately, this can be a challenge when your former spouse is behaving selfishly or without regard to your child’s best interest and your parental rights. When compromise and teamwork are not an option in child custody, the experience and knowledge of a Pennsylvania family law attorney is essential. Peter Russo’s team of attorneys can help.

We understand that as a parent, your relationship with your child is your highest priority. When open communication with your former spouse is not an option or your child is at risk during the time spent with that parent, we will do all we can to protect your child and your rights.

If you would like to know more about Pennsylvania child custody laws or you are ready to schedule a consultation, contact the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. at 717-868-6318 or by email at