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Child Custody and Visitation

Westfield, Massachusetts, Child Custody Attorneys

When child custody is in dispute, it often takes a well-qualified lawyer to develop solutions that really work for your family. At the Law Offices of Moir & Ross, we use 30 years of collective experience to guide clients through Massachusetts child custody law. We know that each family has unique needs best served by different child custody plans. At Moir & Ross, we custom-tailor our approach to the needs and preferences of you and your children.

We teach our clients that there are different types of child custody arrangements. Divorcing parents must usually consider legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody determines who gets to make the big decisions in your child’s life, like decisions about school, religion and health care. Physical custody refers to where the child actually stays. When people talk about “joint custody,” they are usually talking about shared custody. Some custody arrangements provide for joint legal custody. Some include joint legal and physical custody.

Many parents falsely believe that a joint custody arrangement will prevent them from being required to pay child support. The truth is that child support amounts depend on a series of complicated factors. Talking to an experienced lawyer can help you make decisions like those about child custody and child support based on solid and accurate knowledge of the law. At the Law Offices of Moir & Ross, we make sure you understand how you may be affected by Massachusetts child custody law.

Seeking Solutions That Really Work for Your Family

Experience has taught us to seek practical solutions for families. What is practical depends on your unique circumstances and needs. We often recommend that a collaborative approach is the best way to resolve a child custody dispute. However, we never hesitate to take aggressive legal action to protect your visitation rights.

To talk with us about your concerns about your children and divorce, call our Westfield, Massachusetts, law firm at 413-568-1957 or contact us online.