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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Cruel and Abusive Treatment as a Ground for Divorce in Massachusetts

What is Cruel and Abusive Treatment? Cruel and abusive treatment is considered a fault-based grounds for divorce.  Usually, it can be proven with just the testimony of the abused spouse.  There must be a certain degree of severity, however, if you intend to use this grounds for divorce.  Arguments and disagreements may not be severe […]

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What is a Contested Divorce in Massachusetts?

A contested divorce is different from an uncontested divorce.  A contested divorce is more complex and usually involves issues that the spouses cannot come to an agreement about.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, spousal support, child support, child custody, and/or division of assets or debts.  The divorce proceedings in a contested […]

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