Although Massachusetts children may be lamenting that the final few weeks of summer have arrived, their parents may be excited to get back to the routine of school days and extracurricular activities. As families begin to work out the details of their academic year lives, they may discover that changes in school hours, new student responsibilities, and other commitments will affect the child custody plans they are currently using. Before the school year starts, parents may wish to look at their parenting plans and custody schedules to make sure their children will not be impacted.

Attorney Susan Rossi takes a child-focused approach to changes to custody plans and parenting responsibilities. With the understanding that courts attempt to protect the best interests of children when they create and sign off on such agreements and orders, attorney Rossi counsels her clients through difficult decisions that will ultimately give their children the support and care that they need.

The start of a new school year can be hard on some kids who are going to new grades, new buildings, or even new towns to get their educations. Matters can be complicated when their parents are not prepared to share in the responsibilities of these transitions because their custody schedules are out of date.

Now is a good time to sit down with a family law attorney to identify any changes that may need to be made to custodial plans as readers’ children prepare to re-enter their classrooms. Attorney Susan Rossi supports Massachusetts families that are doing their best to make their custodial plans work for the benefit of the children who are governed by them.