Philadelphia Child Custody Attorney
When you have a child, you have a lifelong commitment — a commitment that brings you joy and purpose, love and belonging. Regardless of your changing relationship with your child's other parent, you have every right to preserve your special relationship with your child. Sometimes that will require the help of a lawyer.
Since 1992, Philadelphia child custody attorney Stacy E. Schwarz has been helping parents arrive at child custody and visitation agreements that promote solid parent-child relationships. Attorney Schwarz understands the heartfelt love of a parent for a child, and the huge commitment and responsibility required to properly handle a custody action. She works with compassion, honesty and legal savvy to help parents achieve child custody agreements and, if necessary, custody orders, that are in the best interest of their children.
Ms. Schwarz is a parent herself. She understands the issues your family is facing. Contact the Law Offices of Stacy E. Schwarz, LLC, to schedule a consultation with an experienced Philadelphia County visitation attorney.
Each Family Situation Must Be Evaluated Individually
Like you, Ms. Schwarz's first priority is the securing of your relationship with your child. By providing strong legal advocacy for our clients, we strive to help our clients arrive at workable agreements regarding physical and legal custody.
Attorney Schwarz will provide you with an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your custody case and of the many and varied factors that could be considered by a judge should your custody case go to court. These include not only parenting skills but also other real life factors such as:
- Conditions of the custodial home
- Mental and emotional health of the parent
- Employment schedule and childcare availability
- Lifestyle factors such as drug or alcohol abuse
- Morality and character
- Criminal history of a parent
- Past incidence of domestic violence by one parent against the other
- Present and past treatment of the child by the parent
- Preference of the child
Empowering Clients to Reach Agreement
Ms. Schwarz strives to ensure that parents own the decisions relating to their children, whenever possible through the use of negotiation rather than resorting to a family court judge. You understand your child's needs and your family situation best. This means you are in the best position to come up with a child custody solution that works for your family.
By helping parents reach mutually satisfactory child custody and visitation agreements, Ms. Schwarz helps you save money, time and the stress of bringing a case to trial. Negotiated agreements can also help parents learn to work together to meet the needs of their child. After all, you will be parenting this child together for your lifetime. You will need to learn to co-parent.
Bringing Your Case to Court When Necessary
There are times when parents simply cannot agree on what is in their child's best interest, or when one parent refuses to negotiate with integrity. If negotiation is not effective in your situation, you can be assured that Ms. Schwarz will zealously advocate your case in court. She will fight to protect your relationship with your child.
Ms. Schwarz has successfully negotiated and litigated a wide variety of family law, divorce and child custody cases, including those involving child custody modification, parental relocation, and child abuse and neglect cases. She has access to expert resources that can be used to help prove your case.
You Cannot Put a Price on Your Relationship With Your Children
When you contact our office, you will speak directly with Philadelphia child custody and visitation lawyer Stacy Schwarz. For prompt, caring and personal attention, call (215) 241-1117 or contact our Philadelphia family law office online.