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Are You Co-Parenting Or Counter-Parenting? Get It Right For Your Massachusetts Kids!

Divorcing in Massachusetts may not result in the outcome many would hope for. IfChildren 23.jpeg you're divorcing, most likely you would rather not be around your ex any more than necessary; yet, because children are shared with an ex, the door must remain open for communication and interaction to meet the children's needs. As much as we might wish to completely close the door on the past, we simply can't in these circumstances.

6 Tips For Creating a Co-Parenting Agreement That Works For Everyone After a Massachusetts Divorce

During a Massachusetts divorce, there's a lot of paperwork, red tape, andCo parent.jpg headaches to battle through. Chief among these is figuring out how to go about the business of raising kids across two households. No matter what the circumstances are, experts all agree that it is crucial that divorcing parents come up with a co-parenting agreement. In essence, the agreement is a written document that outlines point by point how the parents will raise the children once the divorce is finalized. This encompasses everything from dividing up when the children will be with each parent to day-to-day things like bedtimes, school schedules and activities.

Getting Parental Consent for Children's Passports in Tricky Family Situations

Not every family fits the traditional mold of mom plus dad plus kids, all livingPassport 4.jpg together in one house in Massachusetts. Since the US State Department has strict requirements for minor passports, you may have wondered how you can show parental consent if you have an unusual family situation. No need to worry! For every type of family, there is a solution to help you get a US passport for your child. In this article, we'll look at a number of scenarios and show you how you can satisfy the government requirements to get a passport for your kid.

What You Need to Know if Considering Relocating With Your Children From Massachusetts

Massachusetts law favors parents who have been awarded primary or sole physicalRelocation 8.jpg custody in cases where such parents request to remove or relocate their children to a new state outside of Massachusetts.

Infograghic: Cell Phone Agreement Between Massachusetts Parent and Child

Nowadays, most Massachusetts teenagers tend to take smartphone use for granted. But if you have a child, it's extremely important to get a bit of control over the way he/she uses the phone. This is why you should use a smartphone contract for teenager, because it can help your child understand what it means to own a phone.

Reunification Therapy: A Good Choice for You and Your Children in Massachusetts?

After a Massachusetts divorce, your relationship with your children may be Therapy.jpgstrained. These strains are sometimes fed by the parent with residential custody, but can also stem from extended time apart or a shortage of time to spend with your children. In these instances, some parents seek the family court's assistance in requiring their children to attend counseling with them.

Why Play Board Games With Your Massachusetts Children

Like all good Massachusetts parents, our biggest goal is that our children grow upFamily game time.jpg and move out. In order to do that, they need life skills and education. Ideally, we'd like them to finish college or a skilled trade program, get a good job (or create their own good jobs), get married, and provide us with adorable grandchildren.

Books to Help Your Child Cope With Massachusetts Divorce

Massachusetts children all react to news of a Massachusetts divorce differently. Helping them to understand their feelings and process the emotions they experience can be tricky. It is often hard enough for the adults to deal with, for Massachusetts children it can seem like their world is falling apart.

India: A Safe Haven for International Child Abduction for Massachusetts Children

There has been a rash of cases concerning parents who remove a child from the United States to India without the consent of the other parent and then refuse to return the child to this country. 

How a Massachusetts Parent's Affection Shapes a Child's Happiness For Life

How often do you hug your Massachusetts child? We all live busy, stressful livesMother and child.jpgand have endless concerns as parents, but it is clear that one of the most important things we need to do is to stop and give our kids a big loving squeeze.

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