What Is a Child Custody Order?

A child custody order can be part of a divorce or the breakup of unmarried parents. It will determine where your children will live, how you and your ex will share parenting time, and how you will make parenting decisions.

At Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C., in Harrisburg, our attorneys are here to help you reach an agreement that is in the best interests of your children. Call us at 717-260-3527 to talk to a lawyer about child custody.

Understanding Child Custody and Visitation

Even though you and your ex will no longer live together, you are still likely to share custody of your children. There are two types of custody in Pennsylvania:

  • Physical custody, which is where your child will live and how you and your ex will share parenting time (also known as visitation)
  • Legal custody, which is how you and your ex will share the right to make important decisions, such as those about medical care, education and religious upbringing

When children are involved, it's important to minimize conflict. How you resolve child custody issues with your ex now can affect your children's lives far into the future. It can even affect their relationships as adults. Our lawyers can use negotiation and mediation to help you reach an arrangement that works for your family.

Our lawyers can also help you modify your existing child custody order if your circumstances change after your divorce or breakup.

For More Information About Child Custody

To discuss child custody and visitation with a family law attorney at our firm, contact us online, or call us at 717-260-3527 or toll free at 866-534-4404.