Roncone Law Offices, P.C.
Call Our Attorneys:
978-401-0825 | 877-261-4389
Menu Contact

Determining parenting time after divorce can be a challenge

There are a lot of issues that come up during and after divorce. For divorcing parents, living in Massachusetts or elsewhere, determining adequate parenting time can certainly be a challenge. Concerns about custody and/or visitation schedules may not be easily solved, but understanding the difference between custody and visitation rights can help couples come to agreements about what type of arrangement will work best for their families.

Child custody comes in many forms. The common forms of custody include full custody, joint custody, physical custody and legal custody. While many couples try to arrange a joint-custody agreement that will allow both parents equal time with their children, some circumstances simply do not allow for that. When one parent is granted full custody, the non-custodial parent can seek visitation time.

Visitation time is just what is sounds like. It is set time for the non-custodial parent to spend with his or her children. In cases in which physical custody is awarded to only one parent, children will not live with the parent who is granted visitation, and that parent does not, generally, have the right to make major decisions about the well-being of his or her children, unless the parents have joint legal custody. 

Every family situation is different, and custody or visitation needs will vary greatly based upon each family's unique circumstances. While determining parenting time is not an easy task for parents in Massachusetts or elsewhere, it is possible to come to terms that keep the best interests of the children at heart and allow each parent the time he or she needs to maintain a strong bond with his or her children. Assistance in sorting out this delicate matter is available and can help ensure the final arrangement is satisfactory for everyone involved.

Source:, "What is the difference between custody and visitation", Accessed on Feb. 4, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

What Clients and Peers Are Saying ...

"Please take my word for it, this is the attorney that you want on your side and certainly not the one that you want against you.”

Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A Free Initial Phone Consultation

Tell us about the type of case you are faced with. We'll tell you how we can help. Call us at 877-261-4389 or send us an e-mail to speak with a Leominster and Worcester area personal injury attorney, family law, or criminal defense lawyer today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Roncone Law Offices, P.C.

142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453

Toll Free: 877-261-4389
Phone: 978-401-0825
Fax: 978-840-6000
Map & Directions