Nothing is more valuable than your child. Honoring the bonds that parents have and the struggle to create new roles going from parents to co-parents is the foundation of our practice.
Child Custody & Visitation
Promoting your child’s best interests, making sure the best decisions are being made regarding their health, education, and welfare is paramount in HFLG’s representation. The attorneys have a depth and breadth of experience dealing with child custody and visitation issues, collaborating with mental health professionals involved in child custody evaluations, arranging reunification counseling, and promoting co-parent counseling. Minor’s Counsel Patricia F. Cyr is also available to represent children in the court process.
When a parent has to relocate, the children’s needs have to be addressed before, during, and after the move. This is an area of the law that requires an understanding of what the moving parent has to do, what the children need, and what the parent remaining behind can do or expect. The attorneys at HFLG have experience dealing with both sides of the issues presented in these cases.
Family members who take on the role of parents for the grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or cousins can ask the Probate Court to give them certain rights and responsibilities for the sake of the children. HFLG can assist those families with the guardianship process.
Some families are lucky enough to have several generations taking part in a child’s upbringing. In some cases, the relationship the children have with their grandparents have to be preserved and protected. However, there are circumstances when the parents’ rights and decisions prevail. HFLG understands these complex family and legal dynamics involving.