If you split up with your spouse recently or are considering filing a divorce petition, you may have many uncertainties. For example, you could be wondering whether you will be required to pay child support. However, child custody is often a major issue for both parents and their kids. At the Lexington, Massachusetts law firm of Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, we know how contentious these matters can be for custodial and non-custodial parents alike, and the unique challenges each may face.
If you are a non-custodial parent, you may have an incredible level of sadness due to being unable to see your child as often as you want to. On top of that, you could have trouble making child support payments because you have found yourself out of work, your hours were cut, a medical problem arose that you never saw coming or because you are enduring some other hardship.
On the other hand, you may be a custodial parent who is struggling to provide your child with clothes, food and school supplies. Perhaps your child’s other parent has refused to pay the child support they owe and you are unsure of how to handle the situation.
Regardless of the nature of your affairs, focusing on your child’s best interests is key and you should take whatever steps you can to minimize the possible impact of legal issues on their life. By heading over to our page on custody and child support, you can access more material concerning these family law topics.