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Child Custody

Experienced Massachusetts Lawyer Known for Favorable Child Custody Determinations

Physical and legal custody issues resolved, not just litigated

In a divorce, determining who will get custody of the children is an emotionally charged issue for both parents and for the children themselves. Custody issues that must be decided include:

  • Physical custody: Where is your child comfortable living?
  • Full or partial custody: How long will children stay with each parent?
  • Legal custody: Who is the primary decision maker in your child’s life?

As the founder of Legasey & Associates, I have more than 35 years of experience as a family law attorney in Massachusetts and am adept at resolving complicated child custody issues between divorcing parents. I know that decisions about your child’s health, education and general welfare do not merely affect your divorce settlement — they resound in your child’s life well after the divorce agreement is finalized.

Having been through a child custody battle myself, I understand the emotional toll it takes on a parent who may lose custody. As a knowledgeable legal advocate, I work on your behalf with confidence that I can help you.

Reasonable visitation rights for the noncustodial parent and grandparents

When joint or equal custody is not awarded to both parents, one parent becomes the noncustodial parent and must seek visitation rights to spend time with the children. In this situation, it is imperative to find strong legal counsel to enforce your parental rights. And grandparents, in certain instances, may also be awarded visitation rights by the court.

Parenting plans and visitation schedules that work for you

In child custody cases, the court may set parenting plans and visitation schedules for the noncustodial parent. Even if you have already received a child custody order from a court, you may still apply for a modification of these parenting plans after a judgment is entered. An attorney with a sophisticated knowledge of what Massachusetts courts require to consider modifications is necessary to navigate this legal process so that you can ultimately spend more time with your kids.

Contact me to discuss your child custody concerns

For an experienced attorney who can obtain a fair child custody agreement for you, call me at Legasey & Associates to schedule a consultation on this important family law issue. Contact me at 978-745-6600 or by email at

John Legasey is an AV rated attorney with more than 35 years of family law experience.