Experienced Salem and Haverhill Child Custody Lawyer

When a divorce calls your parental rights and obligations into question, anxiety is bound to rise as emotions and personalities flair. No one wants to lose precious time with their children and no one wants to be bound by a limiting child custody and visitation schedule. At the Law Offices of Kenneth E. Lindauer, we seek fair, common-sense solutions to sensitive family problems. We always strive to protect your interests and the future of your family. It's that simple.

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To discuss your child custody concerns with an experienced attorney at our firm, contact us at one of our office locations in Salem or Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Child Custody Representation Tailored to Your Situation

We believe that it is important for clients to make informed decisions about their future and the future of their family. Therefore, we carefully explain the laws and how they apply to your exact situation. We will then work closely with you to understand your needs and develop strategies designed to achieve what is best for you and your family.

We handle all aspects of child custody and its related issues:

  • Determining child custody: We work with clients to negotiate a fair child custody arrangement — generally, this involves some form of a shared custody plan. In most cases, parents will share legal custody (major decision-making authority) and have either shared or sole physical custody (relating to the parent with whom the child will reside).
  • Visitation/parenting time: In most situations, it is in the child's best interests to have frequent and continuous contact with both parents. Therefore, it is important to work out a visitation agreement that allows this to happen. We work with clients to develop an arrangement that works for all parties.
  • Child Support: Children need to be financially supported by both parents. Therefore, when parents are either divorced or separated, child support provides a means for food, shelter, and other nurturing care. We help clients obtain a full and fair amount of child support under the applicable child support guidelines.

Additionally, as the child's needs change over the years and circumstances within the family change, post decree modifications of child custody, visitation, and child support may become necessary. We also provide comprehensive representation in this area of family law.

We look forward to helping you and your family through this difficult time and well into the future. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and to learn more about our family law services.