Practice Area: Child custody
Outcome: The dad was given custody
Description: The child involved was taken out of mother's care by DCYF in RI. Eventually, the child was placed in father's care in MA by the agency, which then closed the case, leaving no custody or support order in place. Filed a complaint to establish custody and visitation in the Worcester Probate and Family Court, where after a trial, the court determined that father was to have sole physical and legal custody of the minor child, with only supervised visits for the mother. Also, the court awarded father child support from the mother to support the minor child.