If either parent is planning to relocate shortly after their Massachusetts divorce, both parents are presented with a new set of challenges as the family wades through the transition.
The psychological effects of a Massachusetts divorce are just as impactful for children, and in some cases, even more so. This is due in part to the critical developmental periods children go through, such as the early teen years, when their minds and bodies are changing rapidly and drastically. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports research that indicates children from divorce tend to experience less financial security and have lower academic achievement, tend to drink and smoke more, and have a harder time finding and keeping jobs.
Often without thinking about it, caregiver spouses take on disproportionate financial risk in a traditional marriage in Massachusetts.