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Boston Child Custody Attorneys

Handling Child Custody & Visitation Matters

At Davis & Davis, P.C., our goal is to help clients make informed, cost-effective decisions while diligently protecting their relationships with their children. Our founding lawyer, Patricia Davis, has more than 20 years of experience in family and divorce law in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties.

Call us at (978) 228-2262 if you have a child custody case you need help with.

Conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Help Resolve Custody Disputes

Sometimes a parent’s desire for primary custody is financially motivated. For instance, if a father cannot afford to pay $800 a week in child support, he may be determined to fight for custody as a way of reducing his support payments.

This means that one key to resolving many custody disputes is to conduct a cost-benefit analysis. The cost of a full-blown custody battle can potentially nullify any financial benefit a parent would gain from winning custody. If we must litigate a dispute, it entails numerous expenses, including hiring a guardian ad litem to determine what is in the child’s best interests.

Understanding the true cost — both financial and emotional — of taking a child custody case to trial can often prompt compromise.

Develop a Customized Solution That Fits Your Family’s Needs

At Davis & Davis, P.C., we look carefully at the roles both parents have played to this point when taking on a custody or visitation case.

We ask questions such as:

  • Who makes breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
  • Who gets the children ready for bed?
  • Who does the children’s laundry?
  • Who goes grocery shopping?
  • Who attends the student-teacher conferences at school?
  • Who schedules regular checkups with the pediatrician?
  • Who attends the children’s sporting events?

Often, it turns out that one parent has consistently been shouldering the primary burden of care. This is significant because the court’s goal is to maintain the status quo to the fullest extent possible under the circumstances. Of course, some things will have to change. Perhaps the father will relocate to an apartment or the mother will move into a different wing of the house.

In every case, our child custody attorneys in Boston work hard to create parenting plans that fit the unique needs of each family. We are skilled at developing nontraditional solutions that are truly in the best interests of all the parties involved.

Request a consultation by calling Davis & Davis, P.C. (978) 228-2262 or contacting us online.

True Stories from Real Clients

  • “While many people recognize me from my playing days for the New England Patriots, when I stepped into a courtroom with Patty Davis, I was amazed at how much respect and deference she got from other lawyers, law clerks and the judges.”

    Ted Johnson, New England Patriots 1995-2004, 3X Super Bowl Champion

  • “In all my interactions with him, his positive, honorable, and encouraging manner immediately made me feel encouraged and in good hands.”


  • “She is a tough, seasoned professional who knows the in’s and out’s of probate law.”


  • “I highly recommend Davis & Davis PC if you want professional advice, involvement with the process and great people to communicate with.”

    Victoria B.

  • “She did an incredible job, and I would recommend her to anyone else who needs a family law attorney.”

    Edward “Pookie” Jackson, Longtime Equipment Manager, Major League baseball’s Boston Red Sox