Experience Matters, Parents Choose Banks Law!
When you hire Banks Law Groups team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers, we will educate you on the rules, process, procedure, strategy and discuss in great detail the many options to effectuating the best custodial arrangement for your family.
Custody can be very serious, scary, confusing, and costly. Custody is one of the toughest times emotionally and financially people experience. Whether it is amicable or miserable, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often these issues exacerbate the intense emotional burdens associated with a Custody action and if not handled properly can subsequently create long term custody problems. Determining “what’s in the best interest of the child” is often times complicated, however; there are options.
There are many variations of options and outcomes when dealing with a Custody action, yet all depend on the facts of your case. At Banks Law, our team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers fully understand the legal problems facing our clients and the options available for a positive outcome. Do not hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation. Allow Banks Laws team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers to assist you every step of the way. Contact our Lancaster Custody Lawyers directly at 717-207-8188 to evaluate your options.
Types of Custody
In Pennsylvania, we recognize two types of custody; Legal and Physical custody. Legal custody is the right to make the major decisions (medical, religious, educational, etc.) that affect the child’s best interest. Physical custody consists of the possession and physical control of the child. Shared legal custody is when the parents share the rights and responsibilities of rearing the child. Every client has different needs and concerns that must be specifically and individually addressed.
Banks Laws team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers has extensive experience, in many jurisdictions, handling custody matters. Whether your case is complex or simple, Banks Laws team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers will be able to navigate you through your custodial needs. Additionally, there are many sub issues of custody. For example, Relocation, Grandparent rights and in loco parentis are a few additional sub issues that we frequently resolve. Contact our Lancaster Custody Lawyers directly at 717-207-8188 to evaluate your options.
To determine custody the court or conference officer will examine a few factors to ascertain what is in the best interest of the child. The court may look at the fitness of each parent, characteristics of the proposed home, preference of the child (depending on age), and any intent to relocate.
When addressing the fitness of the parent, all factors are relevant in determining the custodial arrangement. This includes: morality; substance abuse; criminal record; mental disorders; evidence of neglect and abuse; and promoting contact between the parties. Similarly, when addressing the proposed home, all characteristics may be relevant. This may include: all individuals residing in the home and their behavior; conditions of the home; living space for the child; and the safety of the child. Custodial arrangements can be especially emotional and troubling when parents do not have a proper perspective of Pennsylvania Custody Laws or the procedure/process the Court utilizes in determining “what’s in the best interest of the child’”.
Banks Law Groups team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers, fully understand that client education and expectation setting is paramount to a successful outcome. Frequently our team will inherit problematic cases that can be subsequently resolved once the proper expectations and understanding has been achieved. Our team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers will ensure you know the rules, process and proper conduct to achieve a desirable outcome while minimizing financial impact to you and your family. Contact our Lancaster Custody Lawyers directly at 717-207-8188 to evaluate your options.
Modifying Custody Orders
If there is a custody order in place, a parent may petition the court and request a change or modification of that order. To obtain a modification, you must show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances; however, if modifying the custody order is in the best interest of the child, then there is no need to establish a substantial change in circumstances. Again, the main focus of the court will be on what is in the best interest of the child.
Banks Law Groups team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers pride themselves on resolving your custody concerns effectively, promptly and as permanently as possible. There are many tools of the Custody Lawyer (Petition for Special Relief, Emergency Petition, Contempt Petition, etc.); however, application of the precise tool is equally as important.
Our seasoned team of Custody Lawyers will educate you on strategy and implementation so that you can make the most informed decision for your family. Frequently, our team will inherit problematic cases where one of the parties has an untenable perspective and we are subsequently able to correct the determinative outcome. While this may be true when both parents or parties to the custody action are in agreement; however, this is not true when one party is the problem. Only the proper strategy implementation can accomplish a suitable co-parenting equation.
Additionally, it is incredibly important to implement this strategy from the outset. Otherwise, you will likely be dealing with recurring problems down the road. We are routinely called to fix problematic situations that were not implemented properly or have subsequently failed. Banks Law Groups team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers, fully understand that client strategy knowledge is crucial for future custodial issue mitigation. Contact our Lancaster Custody Lawyers directly at 717-207-8188 to evaluate your options.
Why are good people choosing Banks Law for their Lancaster Custody lawyer Needs?
At Banks Law, our team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers fully understand that each case presents a unique set of facts, problems, and options for resolution. From the outset, Banks Law team of Lancaster Custody Lawyers commits itself to providing each client with a thorough understanding of the case before them by answering every question and exploring all available options. We achieve this goal by personally dedicating ourselves to an in depth, hands-on approach that has a proven track record of positive results. Here is what some of our recent clients have said about us:
“THE BEST EVER!”
“My name is Chris and I am a Father of 3 beautiful children. After their mother and I split, she took the children to PA. Her family is wealthy and paid for her legal fees and used the system to delay me getting joint custody of the children. Attorney Banks was able to help me secure my right to joint legal custody. He and his wonderful staff are extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and made me feel like my case was the Banks Team top priority. Attorney Banks was also very skillful in the courtroom. I strongly recommend him to anyone in need of [family] lawyer and especially a person who has family law needs. I have worked with many attorneys in the past and he is simply THE BEST EVER!” C.S.
“Top in his field.“
“I was going through a long divorce with another attorney who I felt was not on my side. I was told by a friend to speak to Matt Banks so I did. He consulted me and explained every detail to me. Matt advised me in all the right ways. He really had my best interest and turned things around in a timely fashion getting me results that were above and beyond my expectations! He guided me to a successful end of a bad situation. I highly recommend him and can say he is an Outstanding lawyer! Top in his field.” C.A
“most reliable person I have ever met”
“The most reliable person I have ever met, as an attorney and a friend. Unfortunately when I needed a lawyer at one of the worst times of my life, I was extremely lucky to meet Matt. He explained everything to me in a way I could understand. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question I had. I would recommend him to anyone e I know. If I ever need his services again, there is no question, I would consult him again and again.” M.N.
“extremely honest and informative”
“You Want This Guy On Your Side! Matt has now helped me out a couple of times, and each time has been very successful. He is always extremely honest and informative, and was able to get me to learn to relax. When Matt tells you that he will take care of something, you can trust that he will do so quickly and effectively. If you need a professional lawyer that you can count on, Mr. Banks is certainly the man you want!” N.B.
“Thanks for everything!”
“Mr. Banks was very helpful and full of knowledge on winning custody for us. [knew what points to hit on in court and was a success. He is very professional and even took the time on the weekends to return our calls texts or emails. He told us step by step how it would all go down in court and exactly what we needed to do on our part. [Attorney Banks]hit the nail on the head! Thanks for everything!” R.H.
“He has my utmost respect and highest recommendation”
“It was an absolute privilege to have worked with Matthew Banks and to have been represented by him. His superb attention to detail, problem-solving ability, communication and negotiation skills, and legal prowess make him among the best lawyers we have encountered. Matthew earned the respect of all parties throughout our court proceedings, building an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding which ultimately resulted in the most desirable outcome for all parties. There is no question that we will use Matthew Banks again for future legal proceedings. He has my utmost respect and highest recommendation to anyone searching for the most professional and effective legal representation.” – S.Z
Banks Law Group Lancaster Custody Attorneys
At Banks Law, you will always come first. Do not hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation. Allow Banks Laws team of Lancaster Custody Attorneys to assist you every step of the way. Contact our Lancaster Custody Attorneys directly at 717-207-8188 to evaluate your options.
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
Our experienced team of Lancaster Custody Attorneys routinely represent clients in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. For more information, regarding your specific County Courts, please see the County links below or contact our Lancaster Custody Attorneys at 717-207-8188.
50 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608
Lancaster County Domestic Relations
50 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608
50 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608