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September 2018 Archives

Determining child support in a joint custody case

In many child custody cases in Massachusetts, parents end up with shared physical and legal custody. For joint custody cases, the parents share all of the responsibilities of raising their children. This often includes sharing the financial obligations associated with the costs of raising a child.

3 of the most common divorce myths

Divorce can be a complicated, stressful and overwhelming process for some people. Nobody gets married and anticipates they will later be separating from their spouse and negotiating property division. With divorce rates hovering around 50 percent, this is the reality many couples face. It is important to confront the situation with composure and calm. An important part of this is being fully informed of what to expect.

Relevance of domestic violence in child custody cases

During child custody cases, family courts in Massachusetts take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. They do not want to put a child in a dangerous situation. Courts will consider several factors when there are allegations of domestic violence, including the frequency and severity of the acts of violence, whether the accused person currently poses a danger to the other parent or child and whether there are criminal charges pending against the accused.

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