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November 2013 Archives

Child custody: Massachusetts parents can lessen children's stress

In the whirlwind of decisions that must be made when a couple goes through divorce, it is easy for Massachusetts couples to become focused on themselves. However, remembering that children are tremendously affected by their parents' decision to divorce is vital. Child custody issues can greatly impact how children see their family dynamic as well as possibly having an effect on how children value themselves.

Massachusetts parents may face child custody issues for holidays

Many Massachusetts residents see the approaching holidays as a time for family togetherness. However, for families with divorced parents, the holidays could possibly mean a time for child custody problems. Parents often want to spend time with their children during the holidays, and children may begin to feel negative emotions about having to split their time between both of their parents.

Massachusetts child custody: Seemingly minor incidents a factor?

Many Massachusetts parents know that choosing what is best for their children is not always an easy task. The difficulty of the situation can sometimes be increased if parents are divorced and do not always agree on how incidents should be handled. If one parent feels particularly strongly about an event, that parent may question the other's parenting abilities, and a serious child custody situation could result.

Divorce could prove emotionally difficult for Massachusetts men

Many Massachusetts residents may identify themselves in terms of their relationships. Parents understand that they are mothers and fathers because of the relationship with their children, and spouses understand that they are husbands and wives because of the relationship with their partner. Therefore, when a couple is going through a divorce, a person's identity can be greatly shaken as life changes dramatically.

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