Guidance from a Compassionate Massachusetts Family Lawyer
For both divorcing couples and unmarried parents, child custody is one
of the most sensitive family law matters one can face. More than just
a financial concern, child custody can greatly affect a family's future
and impact relationships for years to come.
If you are facing a child custody dispute, then it is absolutely time to
seek out legal counsel. At
D. Baker Law Group, P.C., we have countless times stood beside parents, guardians, and other family
members in the struggle to establish healthy and stable circumstances
for a child’s upbringing. We are well-versed in what factors matter
in these cases and how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts determines these
critical arrangements for families.
Get a proven advocate on your side.
Contact us to speak with a dedicated Massachusetts family law attorney today.
Types of Child Custody
Child custody generally split into two different types: legal and physical.
Physical custody describes with what parent or family member the child actually resides.
These parents are often considered "custodial parents" and handle
most of the day-to-day responsibilities of raising the child.
Legal custody refers to parents who do not live with the child, but have an influence
over the many of the important decisions in their upbringing.
Legal custody means a parent has some say in a child's:
- Health matters
- Other major moral or emotional issues
It is important to understand that, when deciding child custody, a judge
will rule on an arrangement that first and foremost serves the "best
interests of the child." To assert what you believe are the best
circumstances for the child—and how you can provide for those circumstances—takes
compelling and thorough legal representation. Our team at D. Baker Law
Group, P.C. can help you make this argument in court and ensure that the
importance of your relationship with your child is given every consideration.
The advocacy you need is just a phone call away. Contact our firm
for a consultation today.