Child Custody and Visitation
Dedicated West Springfield, Massachusetts Child Custody Attorneys

Child custody issues are never easy. It is essential to remember that the other parent is going to be a part of your life for as long as your children are. Descending into pure ugliness is a tragedy when you are going to be working together and making decisions. Focusing on the best interests of your children is what matters.

At Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty, we help parents negotiate child custody and visitation, modify existing custody and visitation court orders, and resolve custody and visitation disputes. We isolate the issues and work with the other party to reach a mutually accepted agreement. However, if negotiation is unsuccessful, our experienced trial lawyers are prepared to take your case to court.

Contact us today to schedule a free in-office case evaluation.

Helping You Protect Your Child's Best Interests

Our law firm handles child custody and visitation issues in any context:

  • During divorce
  • During a paternity action, (which involves a child custody order)
  • Child custody modification when necessary due to a significant change in circumstances
  • In contempt cases where one parent is denying the other party visitation
  • In DSS (Department of Social Services) cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect

Representation in Removal Cases

In Massachusetts, parents are required to have permission from the courts if they wish to move out of state or a long distance away with a child who is the subject of a child custody and visitation order.

If the other parent of your child is moving away — or if you need to move — we can help. We will file a complaint or request with the court on your behalf. The courts will typically require the moving party to pick up extra expenses related to the changes in visitation. They may also grant more or different visitation to the non-moving party.