Framingham Child Custody Attorney
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Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP is committed to protecting your best interests
while also acting in the best interests of your child. Child custody is
often a hotly contested issue in many
divorce cases in Massachusetts and the United States. Our Framingham divorce attorney
understands how to handle these delicate matters by finding a balance
between aggressive representation and compassionate care to the children involved.
Massachusetts Child Custody Laws
Under state law, there are two types of child custody: legal custody and
physical custody. A parent with legal custody has the right and responsibility
to make important decisions affecting the children, such as where they
should attend school and what religion they should practice. Physical
custody refers to where the children will live and which parent supervises
the child’s daily activities.
As part of custody negotiations, parents will have to decide on sole or
shared legal custody and sole or shared physical custody. If the parents
cannot come with a mutual decision, then the judge will make custody decisions for them.
The following are several facts used to determine child custody in Massachusetts:
- What’s best for the child, meaning putting the child’s needs
above everything else
- The child’s long-term safety and well-being
- The quality of each parent’s relationship with the children
- The family’s current residential custody arrangement and how any
changes may affect the child
- If both parents can effectively co-parent together
Child custody cases are heard in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts.
In the event of the divorce, the judge will review and approve child custody
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Whether you are going through a tough custody battle during divorce or
modifying a current child custody order, our Framingham family law attorney
can help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. We can explain
all of your available legal options and advocate on your behalf before
For more information,
contact us and speak with our legal team today.