The Best Interests Of The Child Are Paramount

At Lavoie Law, we have more than 35 years of experience guiding Maine clients through all facets of the divorce process. Different aspects of child custody are known by different names. You might have heard of legal custody, physical custody, joint custody, visitation or parenting plans. No matter the factors surrounding your divorce or the complexities you are facing determining what's in the best interest of your child, our firm can help. We suggest that you schedule a consultation as early in the process as possible.

Parental Rights Actions

In Maine, it is understood that parents will assume joint responsibilities for their children. In some instances, the question of parentage must be established before the court can make a child custody determination. In any case involving children, it is wise to resolve matters involving your children as early as possible. Our lawyers can provide the exceptional client service you need through mediation or a traditional court proceeding.

Unmarried Parents And Custody Matters

While some people choose traditional marriage, others choose not to marry. They live together, share expenses, and share custody and the raising of their children. These parents might become confused regarding their legal rights and what needs to happen should they separate. At Lavoie Law, we can clearly explain legal rights as they apply to your specific situation. If you are an unmarried parent, it is crucial you thoroughly understand your legal rights, responsibilities and options.

To discuss your matter in greater detail, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with an attorney at our Portland office. Call us or complete our convenient online contact form to arrange an appointment.