Establishing And Enforcing a Parenting Plan
In Massachusetts, the up-to-date term for the visitation rights a non-custodial parent enjoys with his or her child is “Parenting Time.” The document that spells out the details of parenting time is know as the “Parenting Plan”. This very specific, detailed document specifies everything from when and where the child will be picked up and returned to who has the child during school vacations and holidays. Whatever the parenting situation may be, Attorney Watson has seen it all. With more than 30 years of experience in family law, Attorney Watson will fight hard to make sure you get visitation and parenting time with your children.
Protecting your visitation rights.
If a child has been born in Massachusetts or has lived here for five years, the custodial parent can not move the child out of state unless the courts or the non-custodial parent agrees to the move. If, in the opinion of the court, the child is old enough to consent to the move, the agreement of the non-custodial parent is no longer needed.
Research has shown that children greatly benefit from having both parents maintain an active presence in their life, and our attorneys have seen firsthand just how hurtful it can be for the child to be denied having this important relationship. If your child visitation rights have been neglected or ignored, contact Attorney Watson. His experience in Massachusetts child visitation law will provide you a much better chance at winning visitation with your children.
There are many different factors that will be considered when the courts determine whether or not a parent will be entitled to parenting time with their kids. Individuals with criminal records or instances of violence, sexual abuse, or drug abuse in their pasts will have a much lower chance of winning visitation with their children. These are real issues that in the best interest of the child and, if proven, will prevent a parent from their right to visit with their child.
Speak with us to discuss your situation and plan of action.
Attorney Bruce Watson has established a reputation for effectively representing parents in visitation and parenting time cases in Massachusetts. With offices located in Quincy, he serves the entire South Shore region of Boston, including Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cohasset, Dedham, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Marshfield, Milton, Needham, Norwell, Norwood, Pembroke, Scituate, Quincy, Wareham, Wenham, Weymouth and the entire Boston South region.