Child Custody Attorneys in Lowell

Child CustodyFinding the Best Arrangement for Your Child After a Divorce

A divorce or other change in a family can be especially difficult for children. At Geary & Geary, LLP, our aim when crafting child custody and child support agreements is to seek a child custody arrangement that is in your child's best interests.

When you work with Geary & Geary, LLP, our Lowell child custody lawyers will talk to you about how this change will impact your son or daughter. We will then explore all of your options as to child custody and child support.

If you are seeking advice about issues of child custody or have questions about child support payments, contact the law firm of Geary & Geary, LLP, in Lowell to schedule a consultation. You can also reach us by calling 866-497-7455.

Customizing a Parenting Plan

Geary & Geary, LLP, understands how important parenting decisions are and how difficult sharing custody with an ex-spouse can be. We can work with you to craft a custom parenting schedule for your child that outlines weekdays, weekends, holidays, special events and vacations.

According to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, child support payments are based on a number of factors, including the number of children, each parent's income and the cost of health care coverage. Recently, substantial revisions were made to the guidelines. Some of the revised provisions include the following:

  • More emphasis on the involvement of both parents in the child's life
  • Acknowledgment of the increase in health insurance costs and mandatory health insurance in Massachusetts
  • Greater guidance regarding when a child support order should be modified
  • Addresses factors for deviation from the guidelines

We will work to help you understand the Child Support Guidelines and how these changes in the law will impact your situation.

Post-Divorce Child Support Modifications

Custody and support orders reflect everyone's situation at the time the divorce was finalized. Circumstances change, however, and it might be possible to obtain a post-divorce modification to an existing support or custody order. Speak with us today if you believe a substantial change in your circumstances warrants modifying your agreement.

Contact a Westford and Wilmington Child Support Lawyer

To speak with an attorney who is experienced in both the legal and human aspects of child custody and child support, contact the law firm of Geary & Geary, LLP. Call us at 866-497-7455 or contact our Lowell law firm online.