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6 Ways The Coronavirus Can Infect Your Massachusetts Divorce

It seems the ripple effect of coronavirus has infected everything, and divorcingVirus 2.jpg Massachusetts individuals are not immune. The most apparent impact is that most, if not all, courthouses are closed except for emergencies. This may delay your divorce, along with applications for temporary support and custody. There are other less obvious issues as well. Here are six areas you need to re-assess when going through a divorce, along with actions to prepare and protect yourself.

What is Contempt of Court After a Massachusetts Divorce?

When the Massachusetts court enters an order, all parties named in the order areCourt contempt.jpg required to comply with its terms. Your divorce settlement likely included a few orders, such as a parenting plan, a property division order, a child support order, and a spousal maintenance order. Willfully refusing to comply with one or more of these orders is an act of contempt of court. It is important to note that in order for an action to be contempt of court, the offender must willfully, knowingly violate his or her court order. Failure to comply with a court order for reasons beyond the individual's control is not contempt of court.

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.

Massachusetts Divorce, Holidays and Who Gets the Children?

The holidays mean different things to different people in Massachusetts. For some, it's the best timeHolidays.jpg of year, packed with shopping, eating and good times. For others, it's a stressful period full of family drama and agita. Most people experience some mix of both.

Fathers: Overnight Parenting Time Essential in Establishing Bonds Between Father and Child

There's new research proving beyond doubt that children of separated parents inFathers Day.jpg Massachusetts regardless of their age benefit greatly from overnight parenting time with both parents.

infographic: How Important are Dads After Divorce?

A common misconception is that the only "happy families" are two parents, still married and living together under one roof. However, each family is unique and it's completely possible to be divorced and raise happy, well-rounded and healthy children.

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