PFA and Child Custody in Pennsylvania
In Allegheny County, courts often give a PFA plaintiff sole custody over the parties’ children until the PFA hearing. This can be a devastating to a PFA defendant, who may go weeks having limited or no contact with his or her kids.
Spivak Law Firm is uniquely qualified to represent PFA defendants when children are involved due to our focus on both family law and criminal defense. We work hard to ensure that our PFA clients get substantial time with their children as soon as possible.
To speak with an experienced Allegheny County PFA lawyer and child custody attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Determining Child Custody at the PFA Hearing
In Allegheny County, very few PFA cases go before a judge. Instead, the parties’ attorneys usually are able to reach an agreement. In many cases, a plaintiff will agree to withdraw the PFA if the defendant agrees to a civil no-contact order. Unlike a PFA, violating a civil no-contact order does not result in criminal charges.
If the parties have children, their attorneys may negotiate a child custody arrangement as part of the order. This represents a fast, inexpensive way to resolve child custody issues at least on a temporary basis. Thus, it is important that your PFA lawyer have experience handling child custody matters to get you the most possible time with your kids.
For more information about how to resolve child custody issues at your PFA hearing, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.