In the wake of the opioid epidemic that was declared a public health crisis in 2017, there has been an uptick in the number of children needing care that their parents are unable to provide to them. In many cases, grandparents are stepping up as guardians to their grandchildren, many who were planning to retire or already were retired.
The divorce process usually is not a pleasant experience for the two parties involved. However, children can also find the ordeal to be irksome, particularly when the parents cannot agree on how to address child custody. Here is a glimpse at a couple of harmful mistakes that parents in Massachusetts often make when faced with decisions related to child custody during divorce.
Ending a marriage in Massachusetts can no doubt be hard on both of the spouses involved, but their minor children can also find the process difficult, especially emotionally. The holidays may be particularly tough for the family to deal with following divorce. Still, parents who are going through the divorce process and tackling matters such as child custody can be proactive about how they will handle the holidays with their children going forward.
The dissolution of a marriage can no doubt be difficult for spouses in Massachusetts to process. However, it can be just as hard on their young children from an emotional standpoint, particularly if child custody is a possible point of contention. Fortunately, there are a few things parents can do to help their children to cope with the divorce more easily.
Divorce can be just as hard on the children as it is on the parents. Just as parents react to divorce in a variety of ways, children also react to their parents' separation and child custody disputes, with some being only a little unsettled whereas others are traumatized. Here are a few tips for helping children to cope with divorce in Massachusetts.
When two parents in Massachusetts get divorced, their divorce decree will spell out which parent will get to keep their shared children. It will also detail how visitation will work. Two types of custody that are important to take into consideration when working out a child custody arrangement during divorce are legal custody and physical custody.
The dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts typically has a major impact on the retirement plans of the couple getting divorced. In fact, existing retirement plans can especially be derailed for those who get divorced close to their retirement years. A few tips may help those navigating divorce as they draw closer to their golden years.
When a marriage is discordant, the dissolution of that marriage might be the only solution. However, for many parents and their children who are going through divorce in Massachusetts, the process can be a searing experience. A few tips may help divorcing parents to make this type of proceeding as amicable for the children as possible when child custody is involved.
There’s a reason why your kids are antsy this week. They are so excited about being out of school for the summer. To them, it is a chance to essentially goof off all day without the care of being in school. To you, it may be frustrating because you may not be sure about their activities (i.e. sports camps or daycare activities) because the other parent may not be on board.
One of the sticking points in many divorce proceedings is determining which parent will get to keep the child. After all, losing assets might be painful from a financial standpoint, but losing a child in a custody battle can be even more painful from an emotional standpoint. Various types of child custody may work for a family in Massachusetts, depending on the needs of the children and of the family as a whole.