At Sweeney and Associates, our family law practitioners handle matters involving child custody, parenting time and child support issues. Our attorneys find that for parties who never wed or for parties who have already been divorced, custody and child support issues continue to be an issue.
In order to change a custody agreement, the moving party must show a substantial change in circumstances. Essentially this means a party cannot seek to change custody just because he or she wants to or it would be more convenient. There has to be a legitimate reason for the court to change the current agreement.
It is also important to keep in mind that the standard the court uses is the best interests of the child. Courts do not grant custody or parenting time based on what is best and easiest for the parents, but rather they look at what is in the best interests of the child involved.
In many cases, our clients have required our assistance to file an Emergency Motion with the court stopping visitations immediately until a hearing can be held with both parties. These cases arise unexpectedly due to unforeseen circumstances, and clients often find themselves navigating a foreign world.
At Sweeney & Associates, LLC we are able to guide our clients through the process and ensure that any and all steps that are necessary to be heard before a judge on an emergency basis are taken. It is important to be prepared BEFORE you file and to ensure that all of the evidence is presented to the court so that you can achieve the best possible outcome. Our experienced trial attorneys are well-versed in presenting evidence to the court when the safety of your children may be at stake.
Please schedule an initial consultation so you can learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your goals. You may call our firm at (617) 300-0212 or you may contact our family law office online.