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Child custody is a serious family law matter

There are many things to consider when filing for divorce, including asset division, alimony and more. However, for many Massachusetts parents, figuring out custody can be one of the most emotionally strained aspects of ending a marriage. Although parents typically want what is best for their children, family law provides guidance to ensure that their best interests are respected and maintained.

Grey's Anatomy star temporarily settles family law matters

One of the stars of the popular TV show "Grey's Anatomy" recently finalized what had been a contentious divorce. Jesse Williams agreed to pay child support and alimony as part of the resolution, both of which are common family law outcomes in Massachusetts. He and his ex-wife also reached a temporary custody arrangement regarding their two children.

Abusive spouses may manipulate court to get custody

In some divorces, the children end up in the middle of a power struggle. Parents who otherwise love their children lose sight of the positive qualities their co-parents have and focus instead on denying their ex-spouses custody just to get even or cause pain. In the best of these cases, the parents resolve their issues, and the children benefit from an arrangement of equal custody.

The school year, family law and co-parenting

School is back in session in much of the country now, including here in Leominster. As the kids get reacquainted with each other, acquainted with their teachers and familiar with what will be expected of them during the year, many parents are attempting to implement their school year co-parenting. When it comes to family law issues regarding the children, parents may need to take some time to make sure their plans will work and that both parents on the same page. 

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