Child Custody

Experienced Legal Representation and Truly Caring Support

When deciding issues regarding child custody, the courts in Pennsylvania will consider many factors including the preference of the child, the mental and physical health of the parents, the relationship between the child, the parents, and any siblings and a number of other pertinent factors.

At the Sweeney Law Offices, we understand the impact that divorce and parental separation has on children. We work hard to negotiate effective custody arrangements that directly address the best interests of your children. When dealing with child custody or visitation, our clients appreciate the caring and supportive atmosphere that we provide to families along with our legal ability and experience.

If you need legal advice in a custody matter, contact our Pittsburgh area child custody lawyers. We service clients throughout western Pennsylvania including Allegheny County, Butler County, Beaver County, Lawrence County and Westmoreland County.

Our founder, attorney Mildred B. Sweeney, is also a licensed social worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Attorney Sweeney has worked as the director of children's services in community mental health centers. She brings a solid background in child psychology to her work in child custody matters.

At the Sweeney Law Offices, we advocate for the rights of all family members during the difficult process of family dissolution. We help families establish Pennsylvania custody agreements that recognize and respond to all family relationships. Our family law attorneys handle shared custody, sole custody, and joint custody matters involving:

A "shared parenting agreement" is often the only true equitable solution to a custody dispute, and undeniably the best available antidote for the emotional and developmental difficulties that arise with a contentious divorce atmosphere. Fortunately, with a degree of flexibility, careful planning, and a measure of self-control, you may not have to subject yourselves, as parents, or your children to the torments and tortures of an adversarial divorce litigation focused on custody matters.

"In the Best Interests of the Child"

Negotiation and compromise in the child's best interest is always the approach to emphasize first. A respectful, honorable, more humane decision-making is preferable to, and less traumatic than, litigation. Clinical research shows the importance of ongoing relationships with both parents. We work with mothers and fathers to develop child custody agreements that respond to this fundamental need. We seek custody arrangements that benefit the children of divorce or separated parents and serve primarily the best interests of the child or children.

Contact Us Today

To discuss how an experienced attorney at the Sweeney Law Offices can protect your rights and your child's best interests in custody and visitation matters, contact us today. Our main office is located 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. We offer free parking for your convenience. Major credit cards are accepted.