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How to Create a Child-Centered Massachusetts Divorce

On the issues of how to care for your children during a Massachusetts divorce, conscious parents should be deciding together with only one goal inChildren 38.jpg mind: the very best interest of their children. Unfortunately, too many parents approach this issue as adversaries. When child custody becomes a battle, everyone loses.

Don't Make These Mistakes When Seeking to Change Child Custody in Massachusetts

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.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Proceedings in Massachusetts

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classificationImmigration 5.jpg available to certain undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. SIJS is a way for immigrants under twenty-one to apply for and obtain legal permanent residence in the United States.

How the Internet Can Be Useful in Your Massachusetts Divorce

Unquestionably, the internet has changed the way we access information and theSocial Media 11.jpg volume of information that is available. It has also made it more difficult to keep our personal lives private when so much information about us can be easily discovered by clicking a few keystrokes.

Co-Parenting During the Mediation Process

Mediation 3.jpgWhen a family goes through the mediation, there is often an emphasis placed on co-parenting - both parents sharing the responsibilities of caring for the children. It is important that spouses and co-parents find an approach to child custody and timesharing that suits their own family's background, circumstances, needs and preferences. 

Who Will Care for My Child After I Die?

children 2.jpgWhen one of the parties of a divorce decree in Massachusetts dies, custody usually reverts to the surviving parent. An exception to this is when one of the parent's rights to the children has been terminated. If this is the case, third-parties, such as grandparents, may be allowed to intervene.

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