It is important for parents to understand how Child Custody law in Massachusetts courts is decided. Judges have a fair amount of discretion. The judge will consider lifestyle and financial factors, and other needs of the child such as:
- Education standards and school location
- Parents ability to provide shelter, food, clothing, medical care, and other basic necessities
- Safety of home situation and community
- Age, physical and mental health of parents
- Religious considerations
- Ability of parents to foster relationship between the child and other parent
- Any other relevant factors the court deems important to the physical, emotional, and mental health of the child
It takes both parents to do what’s in the best interest of their children.
A parenting plan will outline physical custody and legal custody points, such as visitation schedules, transportation to other parent, education decisions, religious teachings, health care plans and decisions, and any other decisions that need to be made when sharing custody.
While coming to a mutual agreement concerning details of a parenting plan is strongly encouraged, it isn’t always an easy endeavor.
Representation related to Child Custody issues may not end with the agreement of a parenting plan and visitation schedule. As a child grows older or as life changes warrant, there may be modifications needed. Having a skilled and experienced family attorney who is familiar with your situation can make any needed modifications smoother for all parties. Life changes, such as wanting to move out of state, may also require legal counsel. With honest advice and support from an advocate in your corner, you will feel heard, understood, and supported through all of your Child Custody needs.
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Shapiro legal Group, PC, can help you navigate the process of Child Custody from the time you establish an initial custody agreement and when any changes are needed. Our ongoing and flexible support can help you through the toughest and most complex changes as they arise. We can provide the most up to date information, guidance, and honest assessment of your situation so you know what to expect. Shapiro Law Group, PC will be by your side to attend to any of your unique Child Custody needs. The best interests of the child can be difficult to discern, however with our help, your side and your needs as a parent will be heard and presented in the best light. With so much at stake, you need a compassionate, sensitive, and skilled negotiator by your side every step of the way.
The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. (339) 204-0068.