Childhood obesity rates have risen to alarming levels in America.
Due to increased awareness into the long-term health consequences associated with obesity, parents and courts have grown concerned.
During custody disputes, many Moms and Dads may point out the physical health of their children as an attack against the other parent.
Pennsylvania courts decide custody disputes in the best interests of the child.
If a child’s health problems associated with obesity are exacerbated by decisions made by a parent, this has the potential to negatively impact their case.
For instance, if Dad regularly provides fast food meals for his overweight, diabetic child, a judge could determine that primary custody should go to Mom, who regularly makes healthy meals and exercises with the child.
To speak with an experienced child custody lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.