Child Custody

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.

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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:

  • Education
  • Religion
  • 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.

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