Valerie A. Ross has been a family law attorney for over 25 years. Her areas of... more
Valerie A. Ross has been a family law attorney for over 25 years. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support, alimony, asset division, paternity, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, and restraining orders. Attorney Ross works directly with each client to provide knowledgeable and experienced representation.
Every marriage, and every divorce, is unique and different. The approach to advocacy... more
Every marriage, and every divorce, is unique and different. The approach to advocacy must be appropriate for the conflict. My firm has offices in Woburn and Saugus, and we make ourselves available to clients to meet their schedules, and their needs. We are the creators of MA Child Support Calculator App, the only free Massachusetts child support calculator app available on Android smartph... view profile
I have been practicing law for over 17 years as a family law attorney serving the... more
I have been practicing law for over 17 years as a family law attorney serving the North Shore and Greater Boston area (including Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties). My practice is tailored to provide legal guidance to clients in all areas of family law, including Divorce (contested or uncontested), Prenuptial Agreements, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Modificati... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.