Pottsville, PA Child Custody Attorney

Protecting the rights of parents and their children
Child custody is often the most important issue a parent faces during divorce.  You should not have to endure the devastating prospect of losing precious time with your children or forfeiting essential parental rights because of an unjust custody or visitation decision. You need an attorney who is prepared to protect your right to raise your children in a healthy, thriving environment and who cares about what is in their best interest.  Maryann Conway has 40 years of experience guiding
Pennsylvania families through crucial child custody issues, including:

  • Primary custody
  • Joint custody arrangements
  • Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of your children
  • Visitation rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

Primary custody or joint custody arrangements
Maryann explains to you how the type of child custody you choose can affect child-rearing decisions — such as those involving religion, education and medical care — and child support agreements. She helps you coordinate the arrangement best suited for you and your children.

Child visitation
If you are the noncustodial parent, divorce should not force you to miss the important milestones in your children’s lives. Maryann ensures you are given the opportunity to spend the quality time with your children required to encourage their strong growth and development.

Grandparents’ rights
You have formed a unique bond with your grandchildren. Maryann can assist you in asserting your legal rights to maintain that deep relationship after a divorce.

Mediation: a tool for cooperation
Children are best served when parents establish a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, you can set aside hostility and agree on key points concerning your children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for you to preserve the stability and well-being of your children’s lives during the turbulent process of divorce. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in your hands, rather than in the court’s power. Maryann guides negotiations toward settlements that protect your children’s best interest and your parental rights.

If litigation is necessary, have a strong advocate by your side
You may need to resolve your custody dispute at trial. If negotiations fail or the other parent presents a danger to your children’s well-being, the courtroom presents an essential forum for establishing your parental rights. The uncertainty of litigation can add to the stress and upheaval surrounding your family’s lives. With Maryann by your side, you can feel confident that your children are protected and your parental rights are secure.

Contact a Pennsylvania child custody law firm that is there for your family
The law office of Conway & Watt, P.C. is located in Pottsville, PA and represents clients throughout Berks, Northumberland, Carbon and Schuylkill counties.

Call Maryann Conway at 570.628.4852 or contact her online.