When it comes to child custody and visitation, the goal is to do what is in the best interest of the child. In most cases, that means making arrangements that allow the child to spend time with both parents. Whether you need help with child custody during a divorce or as a result of a paternity action, the lawyers at Davis Law Group can help.
Determining Child Custody And Visitation Arrangements
Of all family law matters, child custody is one of the most complex. Terms like sole custody, joint custody, physical custody and legal custody are thrown around frequently. Our Quincy child custody attorneys will define them for you and educate you about how they apply.
Some people believe that courts are biased in favor of mothers. That is not true. Fathers’ rights are just as important as mothers’ rights. Ultimately, the goal is to reach a parenting plan that allows both parents to be involved in the child’s upbringing. The specifics of that plan can vary dramatically from one case to the next.
Child custody and visitation arrangements will be based on a variety of factors. Which parent has the child been living with for the last six months? Have both parents developed a personal and parental relationship with the child? Have both parents exercised parental responsibility? Are there extenuating circumstances involved, like drug or alcohol abuse? Is one parent considering relocation to another city, state or country? We will review all of these factors and pursue an outcome that will keep your relationship with your child strong.
Can Child Custody Be Changed?
When circumstances require it, child custody and visitation schedules can be changed. Perhaps a new job, remarriage or the birth of another child means a change is necessary. Perhaps the child has simply gotten older and his or her needs have changed. If you are interested in changing your parenting arrangements, we can assist.
Boston Visitation Attorneys
Our law firm is conveniently located in Quincy, just 12 miles from downtown Boston. Call 617-221-3548 or email today. We are committed to protecting parent-child relationships.