Child Custody and Support

Nothing is more important to you than your relationship with your children. You will do everything within your power to make certain that you remain an important part of your child’s life. At Watson & Watson, P.C., our attorneys are committed to guiding you through the legal process to help you obtain satisfactory child custody and visitation arrangements, as well as fair child support payments.

What You Need To Know About Child Custody

We pride ourselves on providing clear and honest information to our clients. The first thing that you need to know about child custody is that the law does not favor mothers or fathers. It favors children. Family law and family courts are dedicated to doing whatever is in the best interest of the children. In most cases, that means creating parenting plans that allow both parents to spend sufficient time with the children.

Our lawyers will educate you about the distinction between physical and legal custody. Physical custody addresses where the child will reside. Legal custody addresses how decisions will be made regarding the child’s education, religion, medical treatment and more. We will work to design creative custody arrangements that make sense for you and your family.

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

When dealing with child support in Topsfield, Newburyport and Essex County, people often want to know how it is calculated. There are actually clear guidelines that dictate the calculation of child support. The guidelines take into account a variety of factors, including the income of the parents and the child custody arrangements. We will help you understand the guidelines and work toward child support payments that are fair.

Free Initial Consultation About Custody and Child Support

Call 978-462-3177 or email to talk to one of our attorneys about custody and support. We handle cases in conjunction with divorce, as well as cases involving unmarried parents.