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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.

Single Massachusetts Fathers More Likely to Die Early

A new study of Massachusetts parents found that single fathers have a higher prematureFather and son 2.jpg mortality rate than single mothers or parents who are paired up. The study tracked more than 40,000 people for 11 years and found that single dads died soonest, and also had the least healthy lifestyles.

Positivity Towards Former Massachusetts Spouse Benefits All

After a painful break-up or contentious Massachusetts divorce, it might be difficultFamily 26.jpg to feel anything but anger towards a co-parent. Co-parenting relationships last for the lifetime of your children, however, and it is not only in the best interests of your children that you make the best of that relationship; it's in your best interests, as well.

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.

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.

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.

What to Expect From an Angry Spouse Who Doesn't Play Fair During a Massachusetts Divorce

I often tell people to monitor their responses to emotions during theDivorce 80.jpg Massachusetts divorce process. Being able to respond rationally to negative behavior from an angry ex during this time helps keep down the cost of your divorce and will make the process less conflicted.

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