Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce and Custody

Depend on our team of skilled attorneys to handle your divorce, custody, support, and various family law concerns. Since 1985, Bononi & Company, P.C., has been dedicated to helping clients throughout Allegheny County. Below, we address common questions concerning child custody and divorce:

What Should I Do If My Spouse Has Filed For Divorce?

It is essential to contact our team of attorneys as soon as possible to protect your legal rights upon the filing for divorce. Our lawyers can provide you with expert advice and guidance during this process.

What Is The Difference Between Legal And Physical Custody?

Legal custody refers to the responsibility of making vital decisions for your child(ren), such as their medical, educational, and religious choices. Physical custody dictates when your child(ren) is under your supervision.

How Does The Court Determine Which Parent Has Custody?

In Pennsylvania, the primary objective of the courts is to ascertain what is in the best interest of the child considering 16 factors listed in 23 Pa.C.S. 5328. To effectively navigate these factors, an experienced attorney is crucial when it comes to child custody cases. It is important to have a professional who can provide guidance and ensure all the necessary factors are considered to reach a fair and just outcome for the child.

Can A Grandparent Be Awarded Custody?

In Pennsylvania, there have been notable modifications to grandparents’ rights. Our reputable legal team has successfully advocated for grandparents in Allegheny County and even the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Our unwavering commitment to our clients has resulted in outcomes that prioritize the well-being of their grandchildren.

If I Have Joint Custody, Do I Have To Pay Support?

The amount of child support is determined by the income of the child’s parents. Joint custody does not exempt you from paying or receiving child support.

Contact Bononi & Company, P.C., To Learn More

If you need to speak with a lawyer about divorce, child custody, child support or another important legal matter, we are pleased to offer our assistance. Call our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law office at 724-832-2499 or contact us online for assistance.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.bononiandbononi.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 412-832-2499