Originally from Wyoming, I attended theUniversity of Wyoming , obtaining a B.A. in... more
Originally from Wyoming, I attended theUniversity of Wyoming , obtaining a B.A. in Administration of Justice before moving to California to attendPepperdine University School of Law , where I focused on litigation and trial practice. After becoming an attorney, Teresa handled a broad array of legal matters, gaining substantial experience in all aspects of litigation practice. I have focu... view profile
Attorney Marianne Emanuel Pantelakis has been in private practice serving the... more
Attorney Marianne Emanuel Pantelakis has been in private practice serving the community of Salem since 1985, concentrating in family law, custody, support visitation. She is an experienced trial attorney admitted to practice in Massachusetts state courts, Florida State Courts, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Supreme Court. She also voluntee... 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.