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Bridgewater, Taunton and Plymouth divorce lawyers helping MA children and parents

In our combined 38 years of practice, the lawyers of the Studley Law Offices have always put children first. Because of his reputation for developing successful solutions in custody cases, Taunton child custody lawyer has been invited to speak as a panelist in the Probate and Family Court Department Substance Abuse Training Workshop and has provided continuing legal education about trying child custody cases to other Massachusetts lawyers. John is regularly called to serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children in high-conflict divorce and custody cases. We are committed to assertively advising you and your family during your child custody case.

Divorcing parents

Child custody and visitation are usually the focal points when parents’ divorce. Our Plymouth child custody lawyers guide you in the process of pursuing sole or joint custody and establishing a fair visitation schedule. We are often able to negotiate for a positive settlement agreement. When impossible, we demand the best for your child through litigation.

Removal of the child to another state

We assist in support of or opposition to relocation, depending on your needs. We petition in support of or opposition to the relocation request based on the changed circumstances and the possible impact on the emotions and education of your child. Our child custody lawyers in Plymouth can also represent you if the other parent failed to obtain permission for a move — we have argued these types of cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Proving paternity

The Studley Law Offices represents mothers and fathers in paternity actions. Our team is knowledgeable about the legal and scientific methods for proving disputed paternity. After legally establishing a child’s paternity, we can assist you with child support, child custody and visitation issues.

When parents are unable to care for their child

If the parents’ illness, incapacity, incompetence, psychological dysfunction, alcoholism, drug abuse or incarceration renders them unable to care for their child, we help you attain custody while keeping our eyes firmly on the best interests of the child. In addition, our Taunton child custody lawyers help you seek temporary or permanent custody of a child who is being abused or neglected by your family member. We have experienced working closely with mental health and psychological experts on various issues to prove our cases.

Learn more about Massachusetts child custody laws from experienced Middleborough attorneys

When involved in a child custody case in Middleborough, MA or the surrounding areas, contact our experienced attorneys. Call The Studley Law Offices at 508-923-7207 or 800-640-2889 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

  • "John Studley helped me thru a very difficult time in my life. He explained everything to me and made me feel independent in my decisions. He got me more than I expected. Thanks to You and your team." - Diane - December 9, 2016

  • "I completely agree with a prior reviewer...a complete class act! He is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable, personable, totally professional, highly successful and very entertaining. I have dealt with Atty. Studley on a few matters over the course of 12 years and he (and his staff!) have consistently provided the time and means to successfully litigate my cases/issues. I was fortunate enough that he was referred to me and I have had absolutely no regrets. If you're looking for the best, he's the person to hire." - L - December 1, 2016

  • "Posted by Michelle September 16, 2015 John Studley is a true class act. I have been a client of his since 2008. He puts the needs of the child first and foremost. He is direct and honest with his clients in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend Studley Law Offices. I have great faith in John, Sandy and the rest of the team and I remain truly greatful for all of their hard work." - Michelle - September 16, 2015

  • "Attorney Studley and his staff are exceptional! They all are very professional, courteous, efficient and empathetic for our case. Attorney Studley knew the "ins and outs" of the laws and was able to implement them in our case. He was always available to us in a timely manner. He explained various situations and avenues we needed to explore. He provided us with the information we needed to move forward in our case. Attorney Studley was always prepared for any situation in court. He even had copies of documents that the judge did not have available to him during court proceedings. We have already recommended him to a fellow grandparent and would do so again." - Bev - August 31, 2015

  • "John Studley is very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. He kept me informed by promptly responding to my emails and phone calls." - Roger - January 31, 2015

  • "John and his staff were very professional from the beginning. He is very persistent and thorough. My case took over a year to settle but his staff had to do a lot of research. They constantly kept me in the loop as to how the case was progressing. I would not hesitate to use his services again." - Ron - August 21, 2014

  • "John helped my family in a difficult child custody case. His excellent work was instrumental in saving my granddaughters from ongoing physical and mental abuse." - Tom - August 12, 2014

  • "This was my first experience dealing with a lawyer. I found John Studley to be very professional in dealing with my case. He explained everything to me in detail and his knowledge of the law reassured me that my case was justified. I had complete trust in him as he was confident and I would highly recommend him to any person in need a lawyer. John dealt with my personal injury case. He set up appointments with Doctors, Neurologists and Physical therapists for me. He and his team were very responsive in returning my phone calls and communicated all correspondence in this matter. He showed a compassion for my health and well being during a difficult time in my life. He was instrumental in facilitating a fair settlement in my case." - Brian - February 21, 2014

  • "John Studley has been my attorney for over 20 years and has never disappointed me. He is, in my opinion the best lawyer you could have. Rest assured that if you have Attorney Studley for your lawyer he will definitelyl do the best that he can do for you. He definitely is a cut above the rest..." - Edna - February 11, 2014



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Through our attorneys' unwavering dedication, The Studley Law Offices has achieved successful results on behalf of many of our clients. Please read more about some of the verdicts and settlements of which we are most proud.
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