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Custody Law

Child custody refers to the rights and obligations between parents, regarding their children, after a divorce, legal separation, or paternity decree.

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Often, the court designates one parent as the primary physical custodian, giving the other parent a schedule of temporary custody and visitation. In some cases, however, the court orders joint legal and physical custody, by which, both parents have substantial access to their children.

  • Physical Custody

    Refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child.

  • Legal Custody

    Refers to a parent’s decision-making rights regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare

  • Custody Factors

    Almost every state determines child custody issues based on a best-interest-of-the-child standard.

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Where is our Philadelphia office? Cordell & Cordell’s Philadelphia, PA, office is located at 1601 Market St., in Suite 2230 in between 16th and 17th St. If driving, take either I-676, I-76, or I-95 into Center City. The office is across the street from Liberty One, on block west of City Hall. The nearest parking garages available are at 1700 Market St. and LAZ Centre Square Parking.