Although you can't predict what will happen in custody cases, the drafting of comprehensive agreements that address common problems that arise in joint legal and physical custody situations may alleviate future problems.
Divorce is hard for almost all children. It can be traumatic and confusing in even the best of circumstances. But for children with special needs, a divorce in can be even more difficult. And for the parents of special needs children, divorce requires strategizing to make sure that arrangements are made to adequately address the children's ongoing and future physical, emotional, and financial needs.
For parties with children going through a separation whether they are married or not in Massachusetts, there are many things to keep in mind when preparing a parenting plan for their children. Here are a few things to consider:
If you are currently facing or have already started a child custody case, one of the best tools you can have is a 'custody journal'. What is a custody journal? It's a journal you create solely for the purpose of documenting all the aspects of daily life to support your child custody claims in family court. It is important that this journal not be part of any other personal journal, as it is very likely portions of it may become part of the public record depending on the facts in your case.