Child Custody If You Are Moving From Massachusetts to New Hampshire

Divorce can be a difficult experience, and it is sometimes made even harder when there are children involved, particularly if both parents want sole custody of the children. Unfortunately, child custody can become an even trickier situation if one parent has moved or is planning on moving out of the state, for example from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. MGL c.208 s.30 Massachusetts General Law discusses how child custody and moving across state lines are handled. This applies to both old and new custody cases. A minor child, who is a native of Massachusetts or who has lived in the state
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Judge Ordered Mother Primary Physical Custody of Child Due to Father Undermining the Mother

The Parties have three children and the Father was seeking custody of one of the children.  The Father had started to undermine the Mother with this particular child, in that, if the Mother brought the child to school, the Father would subsequently pick the child up and release the child from school early.  This became a pattern of undermining the Mother by the Father and when the Judge reviewed the detailed affidavit of Mother regarding these incidents, the Judge ordered that the Mother should have primary physical custody.
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Divorce Includes Visits and Custody vs. Parenting time

Massachusetts courts are moving away from the custody and visitation model in favor of allotting parenting time. Historically, Massachusetts courts often awarded primary physical custody to one parent, who would have the children reside with them during the school week, with the other parent being awarded ‘visits’ with the children on weekends, holidays and school vacations. In some cases, courts would order that the parents have ‘shared’ physical custody, in which children’s time with each parent would be divided evenly – typically, either by alternating weeks, or spending half the school week with each parent and alternating weekends.
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Joint Custody Tips: It’s Important to Be Civil

When it comes to child custody, many people agree that joint custody is the best option. After all, it allows the child to spend time with both parents, and it allows both parents to be able to see their child. Plus, it also helps break up the financial cost of taking care of the child, which can make things easier for everyone who is involved. However, there is one important thing that you will need to remember when it comes to a joint custody agreement: being civil. This can be tough to do when you’re dealing with an ex, but it’s
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Custody and Visitation vs. Parenting Time

Most most people think in terms of custody and visitation, when they think of their children. However, the courts are moving away from such terminology because custody denotes possession and control and that is not appropriate when discussing children. The same for visits, one no longer visits with their children but one exercises parenting time. These changes in terminology reflect the courts position of moving from a traditional custodial arrangement (where one parent has custody and the other parent visited once during the week for dinner and every other weekend) to a more joint situation where the parents co-parent and
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