Child Custody: Issues Such As Physical and Legal Rights, Support, Abuse, Visitation, and Best Interest of Child.

Child Custody Child custody is one part of the Family Courts that can be wrought with High Emotions. Massachsuetts has defined Laws. Cases brought before the court usually contain complex issues such as: the best interest of the child, parental rights, health, education, visitation rights, and support.


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Child Custody Parents seeking custody of a child can petition the court for a number of scenerios of custody from Legal to Physical custody or both. Courts aim to make the best situation for the child. Ruling on visitation, support, conseling, health care, etc.

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Joint Physical Custody Joint Physical Custody. Joint physical custody is where the child spends time at both parental residences.

Sole Physical Custody meaning that the child resides with one parent. The other parent may have visitational rights depending on if the court felt it was in the best interest of the child.

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Joint Legal Custody Joint Legal Custody. Joint legal custody is where both of the parents have the right to make important decisions.

Sole Legal Custody Means one parent has the legal right to make important decisons.

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Parenting Classes The court can order a number of different scenerios depending on what is best for the child. Massachusetts may require both parents to take parenting classes.

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Child Support Massachusetts orders child support based on financial guidelines, age of child, etc.

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The above only lists potential issues that come through the family court system. Call today for A Free Consultation: 508-291-3033

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Timothy Ciaffoni, Esq has been practicing law since 1997 and maintains an area of concentration in the Probate and Family Courts. While at the Massachusetts School of Law Attorney Ciaffoni was both a member of the Law Review and later an editor on the Law Review. He served as an intern in the Land Court which background often comes into play regarding property settlements in divorce proceedings and probate transfers. Mr. Ciaffoni proudly served in the Armed Forces of the United States and was member of the Army National Guard receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2001. He maintains professional affiliations with the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Plymouth County Bar Association, the Barnstable County Bar Association and the Bristol County Bar Association. He has completed the required training for divorce mediation and Family Law Trial advocacy workshops.

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Timothy Ciaffoni, Esq Is A Proud Member Of The:

>> National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) ,

>> Massachusetts Bar Association

>> Boston Bar Association

>> Bristol County Bar Association

>> Plymouth County Bar Association

>> Barnstable County Bar Association

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Law Office Of Timothy Ciaffoni, Esq.

191 Main Street

Wareham, Ma 02571

Call. 508-291-3033.

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