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Child custody battles that turn ugly must be tackled sensitively

Children are oftentimes hit the hardest by emotion associated with divorce proceedings. As their parents engage in a war of words, children may feel insecure about their future. In the children's best interests, courts throughout the United States typically order one parent to take custody of the child while the other parent is ordered to pay child support. This isn't always easy, however, as child custody disputes often turn ugly.

Child custody issues do not happen only during a divorce. It could also happen when a child is born out of wedlock and both parents want child custody. If a parent is involved in a child custody dispute, the right approach to the problem is important. At our law firm, we understand the emotional turmoil that individuals go through during a divorce.

At our law firm we have decades of experience handling cases that involve child custody battles. We have experience in providing guidance during high conflict custody cases. In Massachusetts, child custody plans and visitation rights are formed while keeping in mind the best interest of the children. High conflict child custody battles may stem from a parent's drug abuse, alcohol abuse, issues of domestic violence, restraining orders and the living situation. These are all taken into consideration when a decision is made regarding child custody.

At times, some allegations can be unfounded, created by one parent to try to steer the courts in their favor. At our law firm we attempt to work with our clients to safeguard their interests to help achieve the goals they desire.

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