For most couples, marriage represents stability and routine. The end of a marriage brings an upheaval of emotions, finances, and life in general. Embarking upon the unfamiliar route is daunting for most Pennsylvania residents, especially because it is riddled with issues that affect the rest of a person's life. For example, child custody agreements decide where children will spend the majority of their time, while property division awards decide who lives where and gets what. If these issues are not handled properly, the repercussions can reverberate for ages.
Having a child is often the most important day in the lives of their parents. Whether the couple is married, divorced, or never married one another in the first place, a father's right to remain an active part of his children's life is important. A child needs the affection, attention and encouragement from both of their parents to flourish, and the parent's relationship with one another should not affect that bond.