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Family Law & Custody

Support from Our Harrisburg Family Law Attorneys

In Pennsylvania, there are currently two different types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to the actual physical possession and control of the child. In other words, it determines which parent the child will reside with. Legal custody refers to the right to make major life decisions on behalf of the child, such as, educational, medical, and religious decisions. Child custody is typically granted to parents, but there are also other individuals (such as family members) who may be able to obtain child custody rights.

If you are looking to secure custody of your child, the last thing you want to do is compromise your case by failing to obtain the right legal support. At Curcillo Law, LLC, we have highly knowledgeable Harrisburg attorneys who can help you fight to protect your legal rights as a parent! Once you discuss your case with us, we can assist you in drawing up an effective plan and putting it into action.

Understanding How Custody Works

When it comes to child custody cases, the Pennsylvania courts will make their decisions based on what is in the best interests of the child. Courts will make an effort to have both parents in the child's life, as long as this does not place the child at risk. Parents may share child custody, or custody can be granted to just one parent. We discuss the various types of physical and legal custody in the information provided below.

There are five categories of physical custody, which include:

  • Primary physical custody - The right to assume physical custody of the child for the majority of the time
  • Shared physical custody - The right of both parents to assume physical custody of the child, each having significant periods of physical custodial time with the child
  • Partial physical custody - The right to assume physical custody of the child for a minority of the time (less than half the time)
  • Supervised physical custody - Custodial time in which an agency or authorized adult monitors the interaction between the child and the visiting parent
  • Sole physical custody - The right of one parent to exclusive physical custody of the child

Legal custody is divided into two categories, which include:

  • Shared legal custody - The right of more than one parent to legal custody of the child
  • Sole legal custody - The right of only one parent to exclusive legal custody of the child

Curcillo Law, LLC assist clients throughout Harrisburg and Dauphin County with various types of child custody and family law matters. We also extend out services to clients in Lebanon, Perry, Cumberland, and Franklin counties. Contact us today!

  • Experience

    90 Years
    Combined Experience

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