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Child Custody

There are two types of custody in Pennsylvania: legal custody and physical custody.

Legal custody is shared in most cases. This means the parties will consult with each other regarding major decisions for the child in areas such as health, religion and education. The parent in possession of the child makes day-to-day decisions.

Primary physical custody means the child lives with one parent the majority of the time. The other parent will have partial physical custody.

Shared or joint physical custody is when both parents share physical custody of their children equally.

A custody order is a court order establishing the type of custodial arrangement the parents will follow. The schedule covers weekly visits, vacation and holiday time, as well as transportation issues.

Pennsylvania courts determine custody based upon what is in the best interests of the children.

Multiple locations to better serve your needs—

Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

40 Lake Center, 401 NJ-73, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
Fax: 267.907.9659
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ

78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856.874.4443
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