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  Philadelphia Support, Custody & Visitation Attorney

Child support, custody and visitation issues arise when parents are no longer living together. The process of separation and divorce is very painful, often involving great emotional stress. Adding in issues of support, custody and visitation only complicates matters further. Attorney Sam Alboum understands these complexities, and prides himself on helping his clients successfully deal with the emotional difficulties that accompany the resolution of child support, custody and visitation issues. That is why, when it comes time to resolve child support, custody and/or visitation issues, you should contact Attorney Sam Alboum to help you.

Child Support

Under Pennsylvania law, parents are obligated to support their children financially. Generally, the courts do not resolve support issues unless one parent has left the family home. This non-custodial parent must, on a regular basis, contribute financially as if the family had remained intact.

Under Pennsylvania law, the amount of support owed is determined by formula. Courts consider many factors when calculating the amount of support owed, including the non-custodial parent’s income, the number of children involved, the child’s living expenses, as well as the child’s needs. If the non-custodial parent becomes delinquent on his or her payments, legal action can compel payment.

Child Custody and Visitation

Custody and visitation issues are among the most emotionally charged issues faced by parents. The term custody includes both legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody may be awarded to one parent or shared between them. Parents who are awarded legal custody make decisions regarding a child’s education, religion, and healthcare.

Physical custody refers to where the child lives, and may also be awarded to one parent or shared between the two. Sometimes, the determination of physical custody may be resolved without court intervention. Frequently, however, the animosity between the parties involved in a divorce or separation is so great that they cannot reach agreement. In those circumstances, a court will impose a solution based on the "best interest of the child". The court also uses the same criteria to decide issues of visitation in cases where the parents cannot reach agreement on their own. In addition, grandparents may have visitation rights, which the court also considers.

The resolution of support, custody and visitation issues often is an arduous, emotionally charged process. That is why it is so important to have an attorney by your side, who knows and aggressively represents your rights during this difficult time.

Attorney Sam Alboum has represented numerous clients in support, custody and visitation matters. That is why, when it comes time to handle all matters concerning your child, you should contact Attorney Sam Alboum. Sam knows the laws and procedures of support, custody and visitation. Because he directly involves himself in every aspect of each client’s case, Sam is able to provide a level of committed, responsive representation not often found in today’s fast-paced world.

If you, a loved one or friend is faced with a support, custody or visitation issue, contact Philadelphia Family Law Attorney Sam Alboum at (215) 546-3820, or click here to send Sam an email.