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How to Minimize Child Custody Problems After Massachusetts Divorce

Although you can't predict what will happen in Massachusetts custody cases, youChild Custody 8.jpg should draft standard language in custody agreements and court orders that will address common problems that arise in joint legal and physical custody situations. Doing so will help align parental expectations and minimize conflict for children.

6 Tips for Co-Parent Communication After Massachusetts Divorce

When there are challenges around communication while co-parenting after aCommunication 4.jpg Massachusetts divorce or separation, a parenting plan, either court ordered or by parental agreement, can structure the ways in which co-parents will communicate about their child. Including communication terms in a parenting plan can help to deescalate conflict, decrease misunderstandings, ensure that both parents have access to vital information, and insulate children from exposure to adult conflict.

Domestic Violence Is a Crime Under Military Law in Massachusetts

Domestic violence officially become a separate crime under the Uniform Code ofDomestic Violence 6.jpg Military Justice under the defense authorization act.

What is the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse of a Massachusetts Child?

Abuse should never be considered discipline and good discipline should never beMom - Dad Discipline.jpg abusive. But in the heat of a disciplinary moment, particularly one fraught with stress, Massachusetts parents can quickly approach the border of abuse before they even realize it. The speed at which correcting a child can turn into damaging a child makes it hard to pump the breaks, and even harder to be self-aware enough to recognize the danger.

The Best Apps For Controlling and Limiting Massachusetts Kids Screen Time

Today's smartphones offer near limitless access to information, but they alsScreen Time Apps.jpgo access porn, violent imagery, and other disturbing content your Massachusetts children might not be ready to see. And then there's the very real possibility of addiction to the device's entertainment. But, rest assured, with the rise of these devices' ubiquity has come a number of parental control devices and apps that help you do everything from block problematic sites to set weekly screen-time limits.

Avoid These Costly Mistakes During Massachusetts Divorce Proceedings!

The end of a Massachusetts marriage takes a toll on your emotional and physicalFinancial Mistake 1.jpg well-being. Inevitably, it also affects your wallet. Before entering into a divorce settlement don't overlook these common financial mistakes made during divorce proceedings.

Benefits Offered to Massachusetts Military Families When They Choose to Adopt

Military life is not always the most stable for Massachusetts families. Those whoMilitary Adoption.jpg are in the military or grew up in a military family can attest to that. But now, more adoption agencies and child welfare groups are recognizing that military families are just as capable of providing a loving and welcoming home for children as any other family. Though being in the military does pose unique circumstances, it also means that you may be able to receive certain benefits when adopting a child that are not available to anyone who is not in the armed forces.

What Predicts Massachusetts Divorce? Husband's Employment Plays a Big Part

It's easy to know why Massachusetts couples divorce. What's difficult to figure outDad Breadwinner.jpg is if couples will divorce. The business of divorce prediction, that is to say, is murky. However, there is one factor that's one of the best predictors for the collapse of contemporary heterosexual marriages: whether the husband is working full-time. It has nothing to do with money or whether the wife is working too. When husbands don't work, things fall apart. Why? Well, that's when the data gets really interesting.

Communication Is Important for Massachusetts Co-Parents Preparing for Back-to-School

As a Massachusetts parent, you are likely to be feeling a mix of emotions aboutBack to school 9.jpg sending your children back to school. On one hand, it is a little sad that summer will soon be over, but on the other hand, you could probably stand a little extra quiet time after being around your children more consistently. If you share co-parenting responsibilities with your former partner, however, back-to-school is a perfect time to re-evaluate your rules, boundaries, and other elements of your parenting arrangements.

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