Child Custody



Advocates for your family's best interests

At Gibson Law Group, a Family Law Firm, we understand that family matters can be emotionally challenging and legally complex. Our dedicated team of attorneys is here to guide you through every step of the process with compassion, expertise, and a commitment to prioritizing the best interests of your children.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple yet profound: we believe in advocating for the well-being of children above all else. In family law matters, particularly those involving divorce or separation, it's essential to recognize that children are often the most affected parties. Therefore, our approach to representation centers on advising our clients in a manner that serves the best interests of the child(ren) involved.

The Importance of Both Parents

We firmly believe that children benefit most when they have a strong and healthy relationship with both parents. Numerous studies have shown that children thrive when they have the love, support, and involvement of both their mother and father in their lives. It is our belief, and one supported by the courts, that absent serious misconduct or danger to the child, both parents should play a significant role in their children's lives.

Our Commitment

At Gibson Law Group, we are committed to helping families navigate the legal system in a way that promotes the well-being of their children. We understand that every family is unique, and we tailor our approach to fit the specific needs and circumstances of each case. We will thoroughly review your case, listen to your concerns and preferences, and outline the best course of action for you. We know you have your child's best interests at heart. To that end, we will make every effort to attain the child custody arrangement best for you and your child. Contact us online or at (717) 344-5525 to schedule a consultation. 

What is Child Custody in Lancaster?

When two parents are no longer together, one of the most important matters to be decided is who will have custody of their child. In most states, there are two different types of custody that the court must consider: legal custody and physical custody.

Legal Custody

Legal custody is not related to whom the child lives with. Instead, the parent with legal custody has the legal right to make important life decisions for the child. For example, a parent with legal custody will decide where the child attends school and the type of healthcare they will receive. It is possible in some states for the parents to share legal custody.

Physical Custody

Physical custody concerns where the child resides. It may be awarded solely to one parent, or it may be shared jointly between parents. Parents with joint custody will have a plan set in place that determines who has the child when. 

When determining who to award child custody to, a court will consider what is in the best interest of the child. Some of the factors the court will look at are:

  • Who can provide a safe environment for the child
  • Any evidence of abuse
  • The child's relationship with each parent

If a matter affects the child, the court will likely consider it when awarding custody.

Contact a Child Custody Lawyer in Pennsylvania Today

If you are facing a custody issue and are in need of compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward securing a brighter future for your family.

Contact one of our Lancaster child custody lawyers today by using our online form or calling us directly at (717) 344-5525.

Gibson Law Group Is Here for You

At Gibson Law Group, we focus on Child Custody, Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, Adoption, and Wills and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

Contact Us Today

Gibson Law Group is committed to answering your questions about Child Custody, Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, Adoption and Wills in Pennsylvania.

We offer a Consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.