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Over 40 Years of Experience With Child Custody Law

Since 1956, families have relied on The Law Offices of Going and Plank. Child support and child custody agreements can take many different forms in today’s society. That's why we offer a child custody lawyer with decades of experience. Our legal team strives to deliver the best legal services. Additionally, we also work to help you meet the most demanding custody challenges throughout Lancaster County and Central Pennsylvania. If you need help with your child custody matters, contact us today.

 

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Child Custody Agreements and Orders

Guardians and their children may find that working out custody can be difficult. At the Law Offices of Going and Plank, we understand that each family is different. Moreover, we make sure that each family’s custody issues get personalized attention. Your child custody case may require simple mediation or aggressive litigation. Whatever you need, our family law team will work toward the best outcome. Click here to reach an experienced child custody attorney.

Expedited Custody

In some circumstances, especially if you suspect that a child is in danger, Going and Plank can fast-track custody evaluations or re-evaluations. Generally, courts set the majority of custody review dates several months in advance. However, by filing a motion for expedited custody, we can reduce waiting time to a few weeks or less, depending on the situation. When you need help with expedited custody, click here to contact us now.

Child Custody or Temporary Custody Enforcement

Custody schedules can be complex. That's why you need an experienced family law attorney at Going and Plank. Importantly, we help you find and document custodial schedules that are a fit for your situation. However, if your spouse is not adhering to your custodial schedule, our team can help you get your spouse to comply with orders. When needed, we can even file a Motion to Enforce. Click here to request an appointment to discuss your custody issues.

Child Support

Child support is intended to provide financial support for underaged children and dependent adult children. Courts set monthly amounts based on the information supplied by both spouses. Importantly, the experienced attorneys at Going and Plank help you prepare for your child support hearing. We can gather the evidence needed to ensure court decisions are fair to both spouses and dependents. So, if you want to discuss your child support issues with a family law attorney in Lancaster, click here to get started.

Temporary Child Custody

The courts often determine temporary custody during a separation or divorce, pending a final agreement. Subsequently, it’s crucial to take temporary custody determinations seriously. Often, the parent who obtains temporary custody also gets permanent custody. Additionally, temporary custody is an option if a parent becomes seriously ill or hospitalized. Courts also factor in a parent's ability to care for their child. They also consider how jobs require unusual or exceptional time or travel commitments. Importantly, they factor in domestic violence. Want to speak to an experienced custody lawyer about your case? Click here.

Child Endangerment

Child endangerment charges are one of the most challenging types of offenses. As a result, a prosecutor can initiate charges even when no harm has come to a child. So, if someone believes a child is in a hazardous situation that might result in harm, they can file charges. Whenever someone is worried about the safety of a child, they can also file charges. When you find that you are facing child endangerment charges, or if you believe you should level this charge against someone for endangering a child, click here. We can help you through this sometimes complicated and frustrating process.

Grandparents' Rights

Families fall apart for many reasons. Factors like the death of a parent, prison, physical abuse, or drug or alcohol issues, can damage a parent's ability to care for their child. When those situations occur, grandparents have certain legal rights. Importantly, Grandparents can seek periods with grandchildren or even primary legal and physical custody. When you are ready to speak with an attorney experienced in Grandparents Rights, click here. Our Lancaster attorneys will help you understand your rights and can help you protect your grandchildren.

Protection From Abuse or PFA

Going and Plank lawyers have experience handling PFAs and defense against PFA and their consequences. That means that our legal team can help you reach a fair outcome. In Pennsylvania, a Protection From Abuse order requires two hearings. During the first hearing, the court allows the plaintiff to present testimony without the defendant in the room. At the second hearing, both sides are present, usually with attorneys. Whether you are filing the PFA order or defending against it, PFA proceedings can severely impact child custody, property, and support decisions. Click here to schedule a consultation with an attorney experienced with PFAs.

Parental Relocation

When one divorced parent moves, it can affect the entire family. The experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Going and Plank can represent separated or divorced parents who want to move their children from the area, or out of state. Our lawyers also represent the parent who is opposed to relocation. In Pennsylvania, rulings in this area can be highly subjective, so be sure to retain a lawyer experienced in relocation rulings. Click here to contact an attorney experienced in parental relocation law.

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Modification of Existing Orders

Life doesn’t stop after a divorce or separation. It's important to remember that you may request changes to court orders for custodial rights, child support, and visitations when your life changes. Significant changes to a family’s situation might include relocation or changes in income. Other considerations and changes include physical or substance abuse or endangerment. It's also important to think about changes in a child’s health or developmental needs. Whether you're filing for a modification or fighting one, come to Going and Plank for help with custody and family law. We can help you reach the best outcome for your family. If you want to contact a lawyer about modification of existing orders, click here.

Judgment Enforcement Process

Sometimes former spouses stop paying child support or violate child custody obligations. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Going and Plank can help you pursue the enforcement of those obligations. We'll work with you in your efforts to create a more stable environment for your family.

Helping Families in Lancaster County and Central Pennsylvania get Fair Custody Rulings

Every family has special circumstances. Each child custody situation presents unique challenges. Going and Plank offers decades of experience In family law, child custody, grandparents rights, and protection from abuse orders. We can help you navigate successfully through difficult times. We help you find solutions that are best for your children and your family. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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