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In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, child custody matters usually, only a child's biological parents can seek custody of their minor child. In very limited circumstances, however, other adults who are not the biological parents may seek partial or primary custody of a minor child.

Physical custody is the actual physical possession and control of a minor child. A person may have sole physical custody, primary physical custody, partial physical custody, shared physical custody or visitation rights. Legal custody is the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child including decisions regarding education, religion and medical care.

Recently, Pennsylvania child custody laws changed significantly and have affected how child custody disputes are being determined. Some of Obermayer’s family law attorneys helped craft these new custody laws so we have a keen understanding of how they may influence the outcome of a custody dispute. We realize there is nothing more important than the safety and health of your children. We will work tirelessly to ensure the best interest of your children is obtained.