Your child has been loved like any other child in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Yet, you and partner have not enjoyed the same benefits of marriage as heterosexual parents. Now that your relationship with your partner is ending, you do not even have the certainty of Pennsylvania divorce law as you try to navigate your child’s future.
When determining what will happen to your child upon your separation from the child’s other parent, the court may consider things such as:
- Any domestic partnership or other legal agreements between you and your partner.
- Whether either of you is the child’s biological parent.
- How much time you each spend with the child.
- The child’s relationship with each of you.
If you and your soon to be ex-partner do not agree on what should happen to your child after your separation then it is important to speak with a Pennsylvania family law attorney who is experienced in this area of law and to fight for what you believe is in your child’s best interests. Our lawyers will do our best to help protect you and your child during this difficult transition. For more information, please contact us today at (215) 523-6900.