Custody within different counties

Submitted by bushygoose on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:07

I have been searching everywhere and am unable to find any assistance.  I live in Allegheny County and my ex spouse lives in Philadelphia.  The children are residents of Philadelphia.  We are putting together a custody agreement.  
My question is how does it work when the parents are in different counties and 6 hours apart?

I'm being advised by friends to ask for shared custody with 20% overnight visitation.  Also have joint legal custody. 

My other concern is do I have to have my time with the children in Philadelphia or can they be at my home when I have custoday?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.