Boston Child Custody Attorneys Protecting "The Best Interest of the Child"
Historically, the typical outcome of a divorce case was that the mother - if she was a fit parent - got primary custody of the children, while the father was granted some visitation time. The father paid child support to the mother, but was no more than a part-time parent.
Both the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights have ruled that the gender of the parent is irrelevant in a child custody case.
That does not mean both parents will automatically get joint custody and equal parenting time. The court now looks at which arrangement will serve the best interest of the child as it relates to the following areas:
- Who gets the kids?
- Custody and parenting plans
- Parental fitness
- Parental alienation
- Supervised visitation
- GALs and parent coordinators
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Find out how to present your case to the court. The most creative custody agreements and parenting plans. How to protect yourself against false allegations of abuse and parental misfitness. Get worksheets to help you outline your case. We are one of the biggest divorce and custody law firms in New England. Size matters. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, call 800-763-1030 or e-mail any of our offices for an appointment.