Finding the right arrangement for sharing custody with your former spouse isn't always easy in Massachusetts. When work schedules change, you or your spouse moves to a new location, or your child's after-school activities change, you may need to renegotiate how your time with your child is shared. While Massachusetts courts consider applications to modify custody, these applications are not easily granted.
Like all good Massachusetts parents, our biggest goal is that our children grow up 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.
As technology advances, it also impacts the way parties to a Massachusetts family law case may try to present evidence to the court. However, these advancements are not always for the better. One major development is the creation of cell phone apps that allow you to print off the text message from your phone.
For many Massachusetts couples, maintaining a good relationship throughout their marriage requires a great deal of hard work. A variety of factors can affect whether a couple is likely to divorce, including the stress of raising children. A recent study looked at the data surrounding marriages, children's births, and divorces and found some interesting results.
Even though a Massachusets divorce is an unfortunate reality of modern life, people still get married every day, and they hope that their partnership with their spouse will stand the test of time.
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.
It may seem that most Massachusetts divorces occur later in life, at least due to stereotypes of divorcees in movies, and divorces that are widely-publicized, namely celebrities and politicians. Therefore, it may come as a surprise that the average age of divorce is actually 30, and that the divorce rates, at least for most age groups, has been consistently dropping since 1996.
Many people have heard of the five stages of grief that we go through when a loved one dies: denial, anger, bargaining, loss, and acceptance. This grieving concept was introduced in 1969 by the late Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her book, "On Death and Dying." Although the concept was originally focused on how people handle death, these five stages of grief can also be used to help work through the emotional process of a Massachusetts divorce.