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February 2014 Archives

Massachusetts dads may look for career, child support changes

When many Massachusetts individuals think of child custody, they may adhere to the notion that a mother should become the custodial parent. However, this ideal discredits a significant number of fathers who are just as willing and capable of taking care of their children. Unfortunately, there are still a considerable number of cases in which the mother is awarded custody of the children, and the father is left with child support payments and occasional visits.

Massachusetts child custody laws could see changes

When it comes to the custody of their children, many Massachusetts parents can feel very adamant about how the agreements should be carried out. Unfortunately, many cases end up with one parent seeing their children much less often than the other. However, equal time spent between parents may be a child custody policy that is gaining more momentum.

Massachusetts couples may seek divorce rather than Valentines

Valentine's Day is often considered a time for couples to express their love for each other. Unfortunately for some Massachusetts couples, it could be a time to highlight the growing issues of their relationship. Because holidays can be exceedingly stressful, the new year often leads to an evaluation of a relationship and how it handled that holiday stress. If a marriage was already on rocky ground, the actions of a spouse during the holidays could be enough to push the relationship toward divorce.

Celebrity child custody cases could teach Massachusetts parents

When Massachusetts parents divorce, their children can be caught in the middle of custody battles if the situation is not amiable. Celebrity and high-profile individuals are not exempt from such situations, and in some cases, their situations can become even more difficult as details about their child custody circumstances are covered by news sources. However, these events can provide insight for other parents who may be facing similar incidents.

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