Obtaining Fair Child Custody Arrangements

The Pennsylvania courts determine and evaluate custody arrangements to find what is in the best interests of the child or children involved. Such arrangements are typically based on such factors as:

  • The need for sustainability and continuity in the child's education, family and community
  • Which party is more likely to encourage and permit frequent and continuing contact between the child and the other parent
  • The parental duties performed by each parent
  • Each parent's availability to care for the child
  • Proximity of the parents' residences to each other

At Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C., we represent clients for a wide range of child custody concerns, including establishing initial arrangements and any post-decree modifications. Our attorneys will make every effort to negotiate and settle a case out of court. If this isn't possible, however, we are experienced in presenting custody cases before our judges and custody masters in a manner that is most effective in achieving a successful outcome.

Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment with one of our attorneys.

Experienced Berks County Joint Custody Attorneys

Sole custody is rare in Pennsylvania, for both legal and physical custody. Courts typically approve shared custody arrangements, either in a 50/50 split or awarding one parent primary custody and the other partial custody.

If you need a child custody lawyer in Reading, Wyomissing or another area of Berks County, look no further than Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C. With more than 50 years of shared legal experience, attorneys Dawn Palange, Ann Endres and Lauren Marks have the knowledge and skill to assist with complex custody matters. Additionally, Dawn served as custody master for Berks County from 1992 until 2001, dealing with every type of custody case filed in Berks County. This provides our legal team with added insight into the custody process.

We will make every effort to help resolve your issue through negotiation and assist with the mandatory mediation session required by Berks County. If your issue cannot be resolved amicably, we will skillfully advocate for you in court.

To schedule an initial appointment, contact us today at 610-674-0712 or toll free at 800-634-1983. Or, if you prefer to send an email, you may do so using our online form.