For families with minor children, divorce is often a highly emotional process. Because most Pennsylvania parents want to remain fully involved in their children's lives, questions about who will get child custody and who might need to adapt to seeing their kids less often can lead to difficult decisions for the courts. Does a judge mandate sole custody to one parent or shared custody to both?
The end of a marriage is typically difficult for everyone: spouses, children, relatives and friends. Many Pennsylvanians know firsthand how a divorce can disrupt family dynamics because no one knows what the future holds. One parent could end up only seeing children on weekends, while the other parent has custody of the children during the week. A recent trend, however, has been for parents to seek joint custody arrangements, enabling both of them to spend more time with their children.