Greater Boston, MA Child Custody Law Firm
Addressing child custody issues is often one of the more difficult aspects of the Massachusetts Family Court process. As a client of Caselden Law, your Greater Boston child custody attorney will fully explain the process and will be by your side every step of the way during this difficult time. Through our family law firm’s client-focused approach, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your child or children. We are conveniently located at 111 Rice Street in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Child Custody Laws
Massachusetts Law creates different types of custody agreements depending on numerous factors which will be considered by the family & probate judge. The different types of child custody agreements are:
- Joint (Shared) Legal Custody
- Sole Legal Custody
- Joint (Shared) Physical Custody
- Sole Physical Custody
Visitation Legal Counsel
Generally speaking, if one parent has physical custody of the child or children, the non-custodial parent will seek a visitation schedule to see the kids. Often times, the parties will be able to agree on a visitation schedule that is suitable for both parents. If the parties are unable to agree on visitation, the case may be brought before a judge in order to reach an agreement. When drafting a visitation schedule, it is important to consider all of the relevant factors both at the present time and in the future when the child gets older. In addition, if the parents have no communication issues, a visitation schedule may not be necessary. Regardless of the situation, the judge will enter an order based on the best interest of the child or children involved. As a client of our firm, your Boston Child Custody Attorney will address all of the issues involved in your family case – including child visitation.
Child Support Payments
Under Massachusetts Law, both parents have an obligation to support their children. If the court agreement names one parent as the “custodial” parent, the “non-custodial” parent often pays child support to the other party either directly or through the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). The court will base child support payment on the income of both parents, which is then calculated based on a statutory formula. If child support payments are not made as required, the custodial parent may file a complaint for contempt in the family & probate court. Furthermore, if there have been a change in circumstances, a party may file a motion for Modification of the child support or any other aspect of the order.
Cambridge Child Custody Lawyer
Our Greater Boston Custody law firm strives to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients while reducing the stress of the process. Addressing child custody issues are an important and highly sensitive area of family law. We will closely analyze every detail of your case. Your skilled Cambridge child custody attorney will advise you about every legal avenue available given the facts of your case.
We appreciate and understand the importance of addressing a child custody issue in court. Your Cambridge child custody attorney will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome – while simplifying the process.
We are available to speak with you about your child custody legal matter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, we understand that these cases often require quick action, we are available to represent you on a moment’s notice.
If you are in need of a child custody lawyer in Massachusetts, contact the Boston family law firm of Caselden Law to speak with an experienced attorney.
All initial consultations are free of charge.