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Resolution of child custody issues by Taunton, Plymouth and Bridgewater family lawyers

A child custody dispute is heart-wrenching to the parents involved in the battle. Your rights as a parent, the time you get to spend with your children, the close relationships you have developed and even your very access to your children may be at stake. Receiving effective, practical instructions on how to resolve your child custody and visitation conflict is crucial.

The child custody attorneys at the Studley Law Offices have 38 years of combined experience in resolving child custody matters. Taunton lawyers John E. Studley Jr. has been appointed by the Massachusetts courts as a guardian ad litem in more than 40 high-conflict divorce and custody cases. Because of his reputation as an effective custody attorney, John has been asked to speak as a panelist at the Probate and Family Court Department Substance Abuse Training Workshop and has taught continuing legal education courses about child custody issues to other Massachusetts lawyers. We are here to advise you on issues that include obtaining custody, modifying visitation, arguing for or against relocation, and proving or disproving paternity.

Benefits of mediation in resolving child custody disputes

A child custody dispute does not always have to be hostile. Even if the other parent at first refuses to cooperate, you may still be able to reach a settlement that meets your objectives. Mediation offers a positive method for resolving child custody disputes. The process involves a trained facilitator who guides you toward an equitable settlement. Benefits of the technique include:

  • Often less expensive than trial
  • Usually reaches resolution more quickly than litigation
  • Promotes cooperation between parents for the benefit of your children
  • Reduces the stress associated with contentious disputes in the courtroom
  • Puts the decisions in your hands, rather than the judge’s

Our Taunton lawyers thoroughly prepare you for your mediation sessions and remain with you throughout the process, strategically advancing negotiations toward your goals.

Child custody trials

Not all child custody cases can be resolved through mediation. Especially, if the other parent is abusive or otherwise unfit, the courtroom provides you with an effective forum for resolving your dispute. Our lawyers in Taunton assertively pursue your rights and the best interests of your children at family law hearings.

Learn more about resolving your custody dispute with the help of knowledgeable Middleboro counsel

Contact our family law attorneys about resolving your child custody dispute in Middleboro, Lake Ville, Taunton, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Raynham or Plymouth. 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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