Child Custody for Non-Married Parents

Child Custody for Unmarried Parents in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Child custody matters are some of the most emotionally charged and highly argued aspects of family law. This is especially the case when the parents of the child or children have never been married. Each parent may be demanding custody of the children, resulting in the courts having to make a decision that is in the best interests of the children.

At the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, we not only help divorcing parents with their child custody issues but unmarried parents as well. There may be a range of complicating factors when two parents have never been married and are trying to establish custody arrangements, such as the paternity of the child. Regardless of the matters we are facing, our firm can guide you through and help you understand your options for seeking the time you deserve with your children.

To learn more about how we can help with child custody for unmarried parents, call the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri in Wellesley at 781-489-3759 or send an e-mail message.

Custody Issues

Our firm can address all aspects of child custody issues for non-married parents, including:

  • Joint physical custody
  • Joint legal custody
  • Sole custody
  • Visitation
  • Child relocation
  • Modification of custody orders
  • Enforcement of custody orders

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In many situations, it may be best to attempt to resolve your custody issues without going to court. Methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation law can be effective in establishing a custody arrangement while minimizing the animosity between the parties. This is often better for children who can benefit from seeing their parents, even those not in a relationship, work together.

Contact Us to Discuss Child Custody for Unmarried Parents

Let us assist you in understanding your parental rights and the types of custody that may be applicable to your situation. Call 781-489-3759 or send us an e-mail to get in touch with our firm. We offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.