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Determining child support in shared custody cases

Child support is important whether the parents share custody or not. Regardless of the custody agreement set in place, both parents share the responsibility of any financial obligations related to raising the child. Massachusetts parents with joint custody are advised to understand the court's decision process when determining any child support responsibilities.

When can child custody be modified?

Just because a divorce arrangement is marked "final" does not necessarily mean that changes cannot be made. There can be many reasons for modifications, particularly when it comes to child custody. Massachusetts parents who wish to modify the terms of their child custody agreement must meet specific rules and requirements before an order can be modified.

Ryan Dorsey, Naya Rivera reach temporary child custody agreement

For parents, there are few divorce matters quite as important as custody. Since reaching a child custody agreement is usually a priority, many Massachusetts parents reach an agreeable solution before their divorce is even finalized. Actress Naya Rivera and her soon-to-be ex-husband Ryan Dorsey recently handled their child custody matter in this way and agreed to a temporary arrangement while they continue to work out the details of their divorce.

Don't let alienation impact your child custody arrangement

Divorce is an understandably emotional process for everyone involved. Between ending a marriage, dealing with asset division and reaching a settlement everyone can agree on, it is easy to see how emotions can run high. This is especially true during child custody matters, when it can be easy for parents to forget that custody arrangements should focus on their child's best interests.

Parenting time being violated? It could be parental alienation

There are many serious matters that must be addressed during a divorce, but for Massachusetts parents, none may be quite so important as child custody. Tensions can easily run high as parents try to figure out how parenting time factors into their child custody agreement. Unfortunately, some parents take things too far, and begin alienating the other parent.

Tips for Massachusetts parents: Minimizing the impact of divorce on kids

As a parent, you undoubtedly consider the well-being of your kids to be the most important thing in your life. Should you and the other parent decide to divorce, you probably have concerns about how the end of your marriage will affect your children.

What are grounds for child custody modification in Massachussetts?

Ending a marriage is a stressful and intimidating process, perhaps especially when kids are involved. As a parent, you consider the well-being of your children to be of the utmost importance, and your top priority is undoubtedly to pursue a child custody agreement that keeps their best interests at heart.

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