Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law

Want to appeal a child custody ruling? Help is available

In an ideal world, parents, whether in Massachusetts or elsewhere, would be able to calmly and rationally negotiate custody arrangements when going through a divorce. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If, in the end, you receive a child custody ruling with which you do not agree, you do have the ability to appeal the decision.

Child custody matters are some of the most difficult to figure out when going through a divorce. Not all parents will agree on what arrangements will serve the best interests of their children. When needed, a judge will be given the opportunity to make this decision. As the court will only get to know your family based on information provided in writing and through expert testimony, in the end the final decision may not sit well with some parents.

Appealing a family law matter is not an easy task. It can be a long, drawn-out process, but there are valid reasons to do it. An experienced family law attorney can help you if you decide this is something you wish to pursue. To learn more about this topic, please visit our firm's website.

It is not uncommon for child custody disputes to occur. When they do, you may feel lost and alone, especially when a ruling that you disagree with is ultimately given. If you strongly believe that it is necessary to appeal a child custody decision, you can seek help is doing so. An experienced attorney can review your case and, if it is deemed appropriate, assist you in taking the steps necessary to file and litigate your appeal in a Massachusetts family court.

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