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Sebald & Hackwelder

Child Custody Attorneys in Erie, PA

Child custody is possibly one of the most heart-wrenching components of family law. Parents often do not see how their actions and behavior during the breakup of a marriage have a negative effect on their children until they are faced with a child custody proceeding. Sebald & Hackwelder's child custody attorney, Pat Kelley, is dedicated to making sure you receive the very best representation in a child custody proceeding and he fights aggressively to ensure that your rights with respect to your child are maintained or restored.

In Pennsylvania, child custody means the “legal right to keep, control, guard, care for and preserve a child.” The focus of a child custody proceeding is the best interests of the child, and all other considerations are subordinate to the child’s best interests including the adults. It is the public policy of Pennsylvania that the best interests of the child are served by permitting them to maintain a meaningful relationship with both parents, and as a consequence, contact between parent and child will be disallowed only in extreme situations.

Establishing paternity is not as simple as obtaining the results of biological or genetic testing.  Although testing is almost always part of the process, the type of case you might be dealing with make the individual facts of your situation extremely important.  If you are involved in a legal matter in which you are trying to establish or contest paternity, the Family Law attorneys at Sebald & Hackwelder are here to help.   

Child custody attorney, Pat Kelley, has extensive experience in dealing with many different types of child custody cases: from the simplest custody agreement to complex litigation before a trial court.

Please do not hesitate to call Erie, PA's skilled child custody attorney to discuss your child custody matter.