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Bristol Child Custody Lawyer

Whether as part of a divorce or a stand-alone legal proceeding, the process of determining child custody and visitation arrangements is one of the most personal experiences that anyone can go through. Among other things, your relationship with your child and with the child's other parent, will be examined by the Court. Your ability to "co-parent" with the other party is especially important and will be scrutinized by the Court. Ultimately, the Court must decide what is in the child's best interest in a child custody and visitation determination, and it will take many factors into account in arriving at this decision.

In many cases, parents will agree to a shared custody situation, where the child essentially spends half of the time with each parent. In other cases, the child may primarily reside with one parent, but the parties will still have joint legal custody of the child, which means that the parents will exercise joint decision-making regarding the child.

While many parents are able to work out agreements that are suitable for the children and accepted by the Court, disagreements about child custody and visitation can easily escalate to the point where the Court will appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of the child, usually at the expense of the parties. It is very important that you consider the financial and emotional costs of pursuing this route before aggressively contesting a child custody case.

Decades Of Experience, Commitment To Offering Real Hope

Attorney Margaret M. Hayes has been fighting to help parents preserve their relationships with their children for more than 30 years. She understands what is at stake and knows how to build a case that aggressively advocates for your position. Let Margaret M. Hayes fight for you.


Relocations, or move aways, are a growing issue in family law. Many parents are forced to move in order to find work or for other reasons. If this move impacts the child custody and visitation agreement, Margaret M. Hayes can help.

Contact Farmington Visitation Attorney Margaret M. Hayes

When child custody and visitation need to be decided, let Bristol child custody attorney Margaret M. Hayes help you fight to protect your relationship with your children. To schedule an initial consultation, call 860-589-4121 or contact us online.

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