January is often a month when people have decided to move forward with a divorce, and they schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm. Many questions can arise regarding custody, support, and asset division. In an initial consultation, the attorney will discuss what information will need to be gathered to begin the divorce process in Massachusetts.
Of significant concern to parents is what will happen to their children. The Probate & Family Court focuses on “the best interest of the child” standard. In a consultation, we may discuss the parenting dynamics in the home. This includes parenting time, medical care, IEP and 504 plans, and children’s extracurricular activities. The details that are provided about the home life and children are helpful in discussing what may be reasonable for custody and parenting plans.
Discussing personal details of someone's life can be difficult. Our family law attorneys understand how daunting beginning the process can be and have significant experience working with families going through a divorce.