Family courts in Massachusetts see some pretty tense moments when it comes to child custody. Trying to figure out what is best for children is not always easy, as each parent may have a different definition of best. This makes custody cases rather contentious and can give some parents the feeling that they are fighting losing battles. Those who want to fight for a fair amount of parenting time can do so — with the right help.
Every family situation is different. As this is the case, a one-size-fits-all approach to child custody simply does not work. In Massachusetts, parents have the ability to request sole or shared custody. What is granted will be determined based upon a number of things, including the parent-child relationship, available living arrangements, parent wishes and — if applicable — domestic violence history. However, under the right circumstances, equally shared parenting time can be achieved, if that is what is desired.
Those who are initially granted limited visitation or limited shared parenting time may want to fight for more time, which is okay. At the end of the day, it may be the best thing for everyone. However, getting child custody orders modified can be a bit challenging. Fortunately, an experienced family law attorney may be able to help. To learn more about this and other child custody concerns, please visit our firm’s website.
Whether seeking the desired amount of parenting time is a fight from the beginning or it becomes one later when seeking a modification, a parent does not have to go through this struggle alone. Help is available. With assistance, the appropriate course of action can be taken to help parents and children achieve custody arrangements that are deemed best for their specific family situations.