Deadbeat parents in Massachusetts left a trail of hardship for custodial parents.
During a Massachusetts divorce, there's a lot of paperwork, red tape, and 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.
After a painful break-up or contentious Massachusetts divorce, it might be difficult 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.
Many experts agree that shared custody (responsibility) is the best 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.
Parents going through a divorce in Massachusetts have numerous concerns regarding 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.