Factors Considered in Custody

When a couple decides to end their marriage, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. When the couple getting divorced has children together, they will have an added layer of matters to address, which can, of course, be very emotional and complex. One of the most emotional factors in a […]

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How is child custody determined?

Child Custody Child Custody in Massachusetts is evolving from the words of “legal custody”, “physical custody” and “visitation” to the term “parenting plan”. If the parents are unable to jointly agree upon where the child will primarily reside after the divorce, the court must make the decision. The court makes the decision as to whether […]

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Dealing with Mental Health Issues and Child Custody

Determining Child Custody When Mental Health Issues are Involved When determining child custody issues, it is always best to keep the child’s best interest at the core of your decision.  If parents cannot make the decision on their own, they often seek judicial intervention.  When a court decides the custody arrangements of children, they always […]

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Mansfield Divorce Lawyer Examines the Tax Deductions for Alimony and Child Support Payments

Mansfield Divorce Lawyer Examines the Tax Deductions for Alimony and Child Support Payments As an experienced Mansfield Divorce Lawyer, I am often asked by clients how alimony or child support payments can be deducted from taxes.  I will advise them that alimony is always deductible by the payor spouse in Massachusetts.  You cannot label child […]

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