In Maine, the term "parental rights and responsibilities" is often used interchangeably with the term "child custody." MRS 19-A § 1653 outlines the rights and responsibilities required of parents who are unmarried, separated, or divorced. Custody arrangements can be issued by the court as allocated, shared, or sole parental rights and responsibilities and can include:
This same section of the Maine Revised Statutes explains how these decisions are to be made based on the best interests of the child. The following factors, as well as any other relevant factors, are taken into account when making decisions for parental rights and responsibilities regarding a child.
If you are looking to fight for fair parental rights and responsibilities, whether in terms of child custody or child support, Moncure & Barnicle can help. We know Maine's family law court procedures and can present a strong case on your behalf.
Moncure & Barnicle has more than 170 years of combined experience and is dedicated to providing outstanding personal service to each client. We work directly with our clients, guiding them step by step through their family law cases and toward the best possible outcomes. Our firm has a reputation for excellence and always provides clients with the attention and care that they deserve.
Contact us at (888) 446-7668. Call us as soon as possible to schedule your free, initial case evaluation!