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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.

Jon Gosselin, a father to eight children and former reality show star, is looking to enter into custody litigation with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin. The two separated in 2009, and Jon has apparently been concerned about the welfare of his children while they are in their mother's care. He even recently stated that they "live in fear" of their mother.

The younger children, 9-year-old sextuplets, apparently still see their father, but it was reported that the two older daughters, 13-year-old twins, had not seen their father for some time. Jon claims that the younger children often state that they would like to live with their father instead of their mother. A television interview with the older daughters and Kate that recently aired apparently caused the children's father to be more concerned as the older daughters seemed hesitant to discuss their family life.

It appears that the children's father is looking into the best interests of his children as his reasoning for possibly seeking a child custody modification. Many parents can relate to wanting their children to be in the best situation available to them, especially if the well-being of the children is a concern. For Massachusetts parents who may find themselves in similar custody circumstances, information on state laws concerning custody and how to seek modifications could provide knowledge needed to move forward.

Source: The Huffington Post, Jon Gosselin To Sue Kate Gosselin For Primary Custody Of Sextuplets, No author, Jan. 22, 2014

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