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Personal Service From An Experienced Child Custody Attorney

When parents divorce, the most important legal issues they face involve the future care and well-being of their children. Child custody matters are very sensitive and often contentious, but an experienced attorney can make the process easier to bear while protecting your most precious family relationships.

I am David H. Trathen, a family law attorney with nearly 25 years of experience handling custody and visitation cases in Bloomberg, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.

I maintain a small practice for a good reason. I like to be personally involved in my clients’ cases and taking on a smaller caseload allows me to do so. With a close understanding of my clients’ needs and wishes, I can better seek legal outcomes that will make them happy. In no area of law is this more important, than the issues that affect my clients’ children and parental rights.

Protecting The Best Interests Of The Child

In determining physical and legal custody in Pennsylvania, a court’s overriding concern is in protecting the best interests of the involved child. Factors that weigh into this consideration include:

  • The relationship each parent has with the child
  • Which parent is best equipped to provide for the care and well-being of the child
  • History of abuse or neglect

In handling child custody matters, I never forgot what is at stake for my clients and their children. I am a strong advocate for mother’s and father’s rights in Pennsylvania and will do everything in my power to help you maximize your role in your child’s life.

Resolving Custody Disputes

My approach to custody disputes is to resolve them in an amicable manner whenever possible. Your role as parents will remain even though your marriage is ending. It is important that you are able to work together for the common good of protecting your child’s interests.

I understand, however, that the other party sometimes refuses to be reasonable. When necessary, I am always prepared to vigorously protect a client’s parental rights in court.

You Don’t Have To Face This Alone

Child custody matters are difficult to deal with, but you don’t have to face them alone. I am here to provide you with clearheaded advice regarding issues that are often fogged by emotion. To arrange a legal consultation at my Bloomberg law office, contact me online or call me at 570-284-3088 or toll free at 877-772-5261.