McMahon, McMahon & Lentz - Custody
Custody actions can be initiated by biological parents, adoptive parents, grandparents
and other individuals who met certain legal requirements. It is important to speak
with an attorney about who can file for Custody of a minor child, and in which Court
can a Custody action be maintained.
The law offices of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz has advised several individuals
on filing and defending against Custody actions, and strives to achieve our clients'
ideal custodial situation.
There are several legal considerations that you should be aware of when attempting
to make Custodial decisions, and the attorneys at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz will
ensure that you these considerations so that you can make informed and educated decisions.
You should know that the legal system is designed to allow the appropriate parties
to reach a resolution on the custodial decisions. There will be an opportunity for
you to appear before a licensed attorney, who is not an attorney for you or anyone
else involved with the litigation, so that the issues can be identified and discussed
as they relate to Custody. In addition, there may also be Mediation ordered in your
case so that you will be given an additional opportunity to resolve the matter without
appearing before the Court.
We understand that there are situations that require immediate attention by the Courts,
and the law offices of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz can ensure that in these cases,
an Emergency Petition is properly filed so that you can appear before a judge within
twenty-four to forty-eight hours. In addition, in certain Counties, a Petition for
Expedited Relief may also be warranted, for those situations where there is not an
emergency but a need for review within a few weeks. It is important to have an attorney
who knows the appropriate filing and procedural requirements that that must be followed
to ensure prompt decisions are made by the appropriate parties or the Court. You
can be assured that the attorneys at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz have the experience
and knowledge necessary to handle your Custody matter.
The information contained herein should not be used as a substitute for personal
legal advice. You should contact the Law Offices of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz
to schedule a Consultation with an attorney who will speak to you regarding your