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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.

Massachusetts Model Parenting Plan For Children: 12 Months to 24 Months

The Massachusetts Model Parenting Plans are not mandatory or presumptive. TheyChild 9.jpg do not represent the"law". They are not intended to be strict guidelines; nor do they indicate that there should be aminimum or maximum amount of parenting time for either parent.

Massachusetts Model Parenting Plan For Children: Birth to 12 Months

Through the collective work of a Massachusetts Task Force of judges, lawyers,Family 38.jpg probation officers and mental health professionals, a Model Parenting Plan has been created combining the latest research on the needs of children with the experience of professionals who have worked extensively with children and families going through divorce and separation.

Massachusetts Parenting Plans Should Contain These 5 Components

Many experts agree that shared custody (responsibility) is the bestParenting time.jpg divorce outcome for Massachusetts families. In order for both parents to be as involved in their children's lives as possible, many turn to parenting plans. A well-drafted plan has the ability to put in writing the agreements made by both parties regarding the raising and care of a couple's children.

Morality Clauses in Massachusetts Parenting Plans

Parents going through a divorce in Massachusetts have numerous concerns Moral dilemma.jpgregarding how their children will be affected by the divorce. Each parent may fear that the other parent will be a bad influence when it comes to the children, and want to limit the type of activities the parent can engage in when the parent is caring for the children. This is how the idea of a morality clause comes up in the context of a divorce.

How to Design a Workable Parenting Plan Agreement in Massachusetts

A well-written parenting plan agreement within your divorce or paternity case willParenting Plan 1.jpg help you co-parent children more successfully after divorce. It is the most important document you will craft as parents and deserves your best effort. It can be 1 page long or 20 pages long, but it must detail how you plan to raise your child(ren) together.

Infographic: Parenting Styles You Should Be Aware Of

Each parenting style has different characteristics. Here is a simple guide that helps you know your parenting style and offers suggestions on how to raise them into happy and responsible adults. 
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Should you be in the midst of a Massachusetts divorce or paternity action, contact the Law Offices of Renee Lazar, an experienced attorney who can help you craft a parenting plan with your children's best interest in mind. Call 978-844-4095 to schedule a FREE one hour no obligation consultation.

How to Prepare For Summer Co-Parenting in Massachusetts

Though many children look forward to the fun, freedom, and activities thatSummertime.jpg typically come with summer vacation, it can be a challenging time for both the children and the parents in Massachusetts.

Consider "the Right of First Refusal" When Crafting a Parenting Plan in Massachusetts

The "right of first refusal" in Massachusetts family law cases is a court Mediation 2.jpgordered right between the parents, that provides "Parent A" the option to care for a child during "Parent B's" designated time, when "Parent A" is otherwise unavailable.

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