Written by attorney Thomas J. Petrelli Jr.

How to prepare for a custody trial: Part 1

Published on Jan 20, 2014 Petrelli Law, P.C.has offices at PHILADELPHIA OFFICE: 1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1616, Philadelphia, PA 19103; Chester County Office: 1585 McDaniel Drive, Westtown Business Center, West Chester, PA 19380; Montgomery County Office: 516 Dekalb Street, Suite C, Norristown, PA 19401; Bucks County Office: 922 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA 19053 | (215) 523-6900.

A custody trial is difficult for both parents and children. You will have to honestly discuss your ex's weaknesses and downfalls. Your spouse will do the same to you. This can cause hurt feelings and make it very difficult to co-parent after the divorce.

Although you will try to shield your child from the trial, he or she will know that the trial is causing you stress. The child may feel pressure to choose between parents.

The best solution is to come to an amicable agreement and avoid a custody trial. If this isn't possible, you will need to carefully prepare in order to protect your child's well-being. Philadelphia divorce attorney Thomas Petrelli provides tips in this three part video series.

Would you like to discuss your child custody hearing? Contact Petrelli Law, P.C. at (215) 523-6900

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