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I provide experienced legal guidance in family law, divorce and special education law. I represent parents and families throughout western Massachusetts.

Springfield Custody Dispute Lawyer

As a parent, I know that your child's health and well-being is of utmost importance. Whether you are going through a divorce or you were never married to your child's other parent, determining a custody arrangement for your child or children can quickly turn into a battle. If you are involved in a custody dispute, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side.

I am Claudette-Jean Girard, a lawyer who can provide you with strong legal representation and guidance during highly conflicted child custody cases. While you can't control your child's other parent, you may be able to steer the direction of the custody battle in your favor.

Western Massachusetts Child Custody Battle Attorney

In Massachusetts, issues of child custody and visitation are decided based on the best interests of the children. Many high-conflict custody disputes stem from one parent's alcohol abuse, drug abuse, mental health issues or acts of domestic violence and/or restraining orders. Sometimes these are unfounded, false allegations. However, all too often the allegations are true. The cases can be extremely difficult to navigate without an experienced attorney.

When you hire me as your lawyer, I will work with you to protect your interests without increasing the conflict or causing undue stress to your kids. My goal is to help you identify realistic goals and an ideal custody arrangement for your child or children.

It's not about getting back at the other parent or winning the battle. At the end of the day, it's about what is best for your children.

In the courtroom, we may use expert testimony to support your case, including statements from doctors, therapists, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and any other relevant parties.

We will work together to craft an argument in an effort to persuade the judge to rule in your children's best interest. For representation from a Springfield custody dispute attorney who has been in your shoes, call 413-315-5518 to arrange a free 30-minute consultation or send me an e-mail.

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Claudette-Jean Girard, Attorney at Law
1380 Main Street,Suite 302
Springfield, MA 01103
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Phone: 413-315-5518
Toll Free: 877-622-6089
Fax: 413-886-0220
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Claudette-Jean Girard, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 278
Monson, MA 01057
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