Visitation and Joint Custody
Boston Visitation and Joint Custody Lawyers
Perhaps the most important issue in any divorce establishing where the children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. The range of possible custody and parenting time arrangements — and the potential for unnecessary, costly, and stressful disputes during or after divorce — makes it essential to work with a knowledgeable Boston visitation and joint custody lawyers as you form an action plan and pursue the outcome best for you and your family.
Many people make the mistake of assuming there is a “standard” legal custody and visitation order when, in fact, Massachusetts laws allow parents wide latitude to tailor such arrangements to their unique family circumstances. The one clear legal standard is that the best interest of the child should guide negotiations, since this will be the judge’s deciding factor if litigation is required.
Balanced, Assertive and Creative Boston Visitation Rights Attorneys
Led by longstanding Boston child visitation Attorney Helen Holcomb, who has more than 25 years of experience advocating for parents’ rights in and outside of divorce, our law firm is a proven resource for:
- In-depth analysis of all your legal options, from negotiation of equal or near-equal joint parenting time to aggressive legal action targeting protection of your children from an ex-spouse who is violent, abusive or otherwise severely dysfunctional
- Creation of detailed, finely tailored parenting schedules to ensure close, ongoing contact with both parents while accommodating parents’ challenging work and travel schedules
- Negotiation or litigation of other important issues, such as a contested move-away involving relocation of children, grandparents’ visitation rights, and other matters
- In all but extreme situations, we encourage a balanced approach that recognizes the importance of both the mother’s and father’s roles in the lives of children. We are adept at resolving complex disputes through creative, skilled negotiation in order to protect everyone involved from the pain and costs of drawn-out litigation.
Proven Resource to Protect Your Family and Relationships
If you are considering divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce and you must respond, defining your approach to child custody and joint parenting must be high on your priority list. Our respected downtown Boston family law firm is an equally capable resource if your visitation rights have been denied or you are concerned about your children’s welfare when with their other parent.
Please contact our Boston visitation and joint custody lawyers at 617-523-4300 to schedule an initial consultation. One of our Boston visitation and joint custody lawyers is a native bilingual speaker in Spanish and English, and another is fluent in French.