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Custody Law

Child custody refers to the rights and obligations between parents, regarding their children, after a divorce, legal separation, or paternity decree.

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Often, the court designates one parent as the primary physical custodian, giving the other parent a schedule of temporary custody and visitation. In some cases, however, the court orders joint legal and physical custody, by which, both parents have substantial access to their children.

  • Physical Custody

    Refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child.

  • Legal Custody

    Refers to a parent’s decision-making rights regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare

  • Custody Factors

    Almost every state determines child custody issues based on a best-interest-of-the-child standard.


Where is the Portland Office? Our Portland, ME office is located at 6 City Center, Suite 300. Our office is nearby popular shopping and dining destinations. To get to our office via I-295, take exit 6A to merge onto Forest Ave. Then, turn left onto Congress St., and right onto Brown St., and left onto Free St. The office will be on the right. If you are coming via I-95 S., take exit 53 to turn right onto ME-100 S/ME-26 S. Then, take the ramp onto I-295 S and take exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate toward Franklin St. Then turn right onto Congress St., left onto Brown St., and left onto Free St.