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Child Custody

Milford, MA Child Custody Attorney

Child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Each parent believes he or she knows what is best for the children. In some cases, one parent seeks revenge on the other, using the children as weapons. In most instances of parental fighting about custody, the child usually loses and neither parent wins. Children hurt by child custody battles can develop emotional problems.

Metrowest Child Custody Lawyer in Milford, MA

To avoid this situation, it is essential to have a knowledgeable guide through the child custody process. At the Law Office of Raymond Mastroianni, we help people resolve issues related to child custody. Our focus is always the best interests of the child. To learn how we help, contact us or call (508) 473-8801 for a free initial consultation at our Milford, Massachusetts office.

Issues in Massachusetts Child Custody

Our law firm helps clients understand their options by explaining child custody issues such as:

  • Types of custody: Legal custody refers to the parent(s) who decides about religious upbringing, medical care, extra-curricular activities and education. Physical custody refers to where the child lives. Both types of custody can be sole or shared.
  • Modifications of custody: In order to modify a child custody order, a parent must demonstrate a change in circumstances related to the child. Remarriage is a common reason to seek a custody modification.
  • Parenting plans/child visitation: A parenting plan details the rules about custody accepted by the parents. They can be very detailed, specifying where a child will spend holidays and birthdays, who picks up the child from school, and which days the child sleeps at the other parent's house.
  • Grandparent custody/visitation: The law permits a grandparent to seek visitation under certain situations. They must prove that not allowing visitation would hurt the child.

Supervised visitation: A judge may order supervised visitation if there appears to be a risk of a parent harming a child. This may involve having a family member, an official supervision agency or law enforcement be present at scheduled visits.

Moving out of state: In most instances, parents need either a modification of the final order or the permission of the other parent in order to remove a child from Massachusetts.

Contact a Massachusetts Child Custody Attorney

The lawyer at the Law Office of Raymond Mastroianni can advise you about child custody. Our goal is the best interests of your children and a fair arrangement for you. Contact us or phone (508) 473-8801 for a free initial consultation.

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