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Parental relationships should play a role in child custody

When Massachusetts parents are married, the idea that children belong more to one parent than the other may seem a bit strange. However, when parents are going through divorce and child custody proceedings, that idea may no longer seem out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, many fathers may feel that court systems automatically believe that mothers have more stake in their children than fathers do. As a result, fathers may feel that they need to fight harder for custody.

Divorce could be on the horizon for unhappy Massachusetts couples

There are many words that married Massachusetts residents may fear to hear, and divorce could be one of them. Some parties may hope that their marriage will continue for the rest of their lives, but unfortunately, that is not the path that many unions take. Divorce may not be a desired outcome, but there are some situations in which it could be the right decision.

Massachusetts parents could face expenses on top of child support

Massachusetts parents often want to be able to provide their children with opportunities that they may not have had as a child. However, doing so may be difficult for single parents relying on child support. Though support payments are paid in order to help support the children, there are some expenses that child support may not cover or be required to cover. As a result, parents may wish to have discussions on how to share such expenses even though one parent may be making support payments.

Discussion is important in Massachusetts child custody process

Making decisions when it comes to what is best for children can be a source of anxiety for many parents. They may be afraid of making the wrong choice and having a negative impact on their children’s lives. This type of fear may ring true for many Massachusetts parents who are going through divorce and must make difficult decisions regarding child custody.

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