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Compassionate Child Custody Assistance

If you have been served divorce papers or are dealing with a custody dispute outside of divorce, you need an attorney who will stand by your side through the legally complex, emotionally charged issues that come with a child custody issue.

Count on The Law Office of Theresa Ann Hartzell, P.C. for the personalized guidance you deserve.

With decades of experience advocating for clients during custody disputes, we will remain by your side throughout the process and do everything in our power to help you achieve the results you are after. 

Contact us today to receive dedicated child custody assistance in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Don't Face Child Custody Challenges Alone

From living arrangements and schooling to holidays and birthdays, custody disputes involve difficult decisions. At The Law Office of Theresa Ann Hartzell, P.C., we believe that child custody disputes are best resolved in court with input from both parties.

We will attempt to reach agreements without litigation. However, if court intervention is needed to attain your goals, we won't hesitate to litigate.

What Do Courts Consider When Determining Custody?

  • Parental abilities
  • Living situation of the children's primary caretaker
  • Ability to provide for the child's or children's emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being
  • Custody arrangements of sibling(s)
  • Child's preference
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse of a party or a member of the party's household
  • Mental and physical condition of a party or member of a party's household
"Thank you for your help over the last 6 years. When I met you, I was going through a very difficult time. At the time, I was a single guy, getting ready to be a first time father and things were extremely messy. All I wanted was to be a dad and have my parental rights respected. You were there whenever I needed you and you were a voice of clarity when I needed it. I felt very lucky to have such a good Attorney that was so talented and knowledgeable. Throughout the years I have referred you some of my closest friends and will continue to. My family appreciates you."
-Mike M. 1/19,/2017
"Theresa has been a great attorney. She has helped me to understand my divorce proceedings and my custody hearings. Even though small in stature she is a fighter in the court room. She is easy to reach, always returns my e-mails and phone calls, and is always up front and honest even if the news is not what I have wanted to hear. I have recommended Theresa to other potential clients in my social circles and will continue to do so. "
-Giovanna H.
"Theresa has provided sound, legal counsel for the past 9 years while I navigated through a variety of unfortunate events in the family court system. She is incredibly knowledgeable, hard-working, supportive, accessible and affordable. She came highly recommended from the people in the legal community I spoke with, and she hasn’t disappointed! "
 - Paul R. 1/26/17
"Having Theresa Hartzell represent me really helped put me on solid ground again to resolve this issue and put it behind me. I couldn't have done it without her and I would use her again in a heartbeat. She's that good."
-Jean P.
"My children and I are eternally grateful to Attorney Hartzell. Due to her diligence, I was awarded primary physical custody of my three children. Thanks again for all your hard work!"
-Chris B.
Member of the PA Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association, and Delaware County Family Law

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