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Child Custody Archives

Different child custody arrangements possible

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.

Divorce may impact retirement plans

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.

Child custody amid matters that can affect children in divorce

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.

Is there a parenting time shakedown in your future?

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.

Sole and joint child custody indicated in various situations

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.

Child custody issues can pose emotional difficulties

Divorce is never really an easy process for those involved in Massachusetts. This is true for both the parents and the children, especially when the parents are struggling to see eye to eye on the issue of child custody. A few tips may help parents to help their children navigate the divorce process as effectively as possible from an emotional standpoint.

Communication important in midst of child custody issues

Divorce is naturally one of the most challenging experiences adults will go through. However, it can easily be one of a child's most difficult life experiences as well, particularly when child custody issues are involved. Some tips may help to make the divorce process easier for a child to cope with in the state of Massachusetts.

Child custody issues may crop up during holidays

When Massachusetts parents begin planning for the holidays following a divorce, they usually avoid having to deal with issues such as visitation schedules until the last minute. Unfortunately, this can make their holidays more stressful than they already are. A few tips may help individuals to effectively deal with issues related to child custody during the holidays.

New marriage models pose intersting child vistation questions

The changing legal landscape of marriage has resulted in some novel issues. For example, if a same-sex couple has a child via artificial insemination, parenthood may still be defined by biology. The non-biological half of the same-sex couple will be forced to file for adoption of the couple's child.

Can sole custody be requested over the other parent's objection?

Are there reasons to oppose joint custody? The question almost seems anachronistic, given the current trend for shared legal custody awards. Nevertheless, our family law firm has helped clients who have had concerns about the other parent’s ability to provide a stable, nurturing environment.

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