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.
One Massachusetts father may hope that equal time becomes the more favorable option as he has been in court for custody issues several times. Initially, he was given limited custody and was allowed to see his son three hours a week. Because of his continued negotiations, he has been able to increase his time spent with his child but would still like more time that shared parenting could potentially give him.
Revisions to state laws regarding child custody could be seen in the future as the governor of the state has shown interest in the idea of equally shared custody. Many individuals believe that shared custody could have a more beneficial impact on the children involved. Proposals for state law changes could be seen as early as next month.
Being the noncustodial parent can be difficult for individuals who truly care about their children to deal with. Changes to child custody that could lead to more time being equally spent between parents could be cause for much excitement for Massachusetts residents. Because the state laws could face changes to deal with the matter, concerned parents may wish to stay updated on the situation and what it could mean for their custody situation and whether they may need to take action.
Source: lowellsun.com, Push grows for equal-time child custody, Chelsea Diana, Feb. 16, 2014