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If you and your spouse or partner have decided to split up and you have children together, it is important to consult with a Hingham child custody attorney. At Kellem✶Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group, P.C., we help married couples seek divorces, legal separations, and help unmarried couples sort out child custody issues. We can also share our knowledge on seeking a deviation from the Child Support Guidelines if that is necessary. Our top priority is to handle child custody matters in the most effective way possible to avoid putting stress on you and your children.

To find out how our Hingham child custody lawyers and firm can help, please call us today at (781) 304-4001.

How Child Custody Is Decided in Massachusetts

Mediating child custody issues is one of the most effective and least stressful ways to come to a decision. However, we understand that this is not always possible in divorce and family law disputes. If you and your spouse are unable to decide, the decision will be left to a judge in family court.

A few of the factors which may be considered by the family court include:Parent holding onto child’s hand while they walk

  • Any history of child abuse
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Any history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Relationship between child and each parent
  • Each parent's ability to provide for the child
  • The child's needs and best interests

The Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody

The area couple of distinctions between the types of custody arrangements available. If at all possible, the courts will favor a scenario where both parents are active in the child’s life. However, there may be some cases where only one parent can receive primary custody of the child.

Here are the types of custody arrangements in Massachusetts:

  • Sole legal custody: Only one parent has been granted the legal right to make decisions on the child’s upbringing. These include matters such as the child’s health care, education, religious background, and emotional well-being.
  • Shared legal custody: Both parents can make decisions about the child’s upbringing.
  • Sole physical custody: The child is living with only one parent. The other parent may have parenting time, if the courts deem it will be beneficial for the child.
  • Shared physical custody: The child spends time living with each parent individually, and maintains close contact with each parent.

Do you need assistance with your custody case? Please contact Kellem Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group, P.C. today. Our child custody attorneys in Hingham strive to ensure your child’s needs are taken care of.

Contact Us for a Case Evaluation

At our firm, we are committed to putting your best interest first and helping you secure the most positive outcome possible. Determining child custody can be a stressful and complex process and we know how to best help you. With years of experience under our belt, you can rely on us to provide you with the compassionate and dedicated approach you need.

To schedule a case consultation with a caring South Shore child custody attorney, please reach out to our firm now.

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