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How are Massachusetts child custody issues resolved?

As many Massachusetts residents can attest, divorce can be trying. Divorce can be especially challenging for those with children. Child custody is among the most difficult to settle divorce issues. When it comes to arranging such matters, the best interests of the child are always at the forefront.

A look at guardianship in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts and throughout the United States, there is a persisting image of the nuclear family: the mother, father and children all remain together in an inseparable unit. However, as many Massachusetts residents can attest, it is not always possible or realistic for families to stick together. Divorce, for example, can make it necessary for one parent to retain custody of a child, while the other parent is limited to certain visitation times. Sometimes, it is also necessary for a relative or other person in a child's life to pursue guardianship.

Celebrity chef and husband settle divorce

Many couples in Massachusetts and elsewhere amicably separate before finally divorcing. Not every divorce has to be a messy affair. In many cases, both spouses come to a quick agreement as to what amount of child support is owed, how child custody is to be arranged and who gets to keep what properties. An amicable separation is often permitted because of some legal legwork done before the divorce even begins.

Putting an end to a Massachusetts child support order -- Part II

In Massachusetts or in any other part of the country, a child support order remains valid for a certain period of time. In most cases, the child support order is stopped when the child becomes an adult. In an earlier post, some of the conditions that cause the child support order to stop were discussed. For instance, one such condition is when the child starts living with the parent who is paying the child support.

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