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Over 20 states considering laws for more equal child custody

In 2017, over 20 states -- Massachusetts among them -- considered legislation to encourage or even presume shared parenting from the get-go in divorce. This more equal approach to child custody would be legally presumed even when parents didn't agree, though of course would not apply in cases of abuse. Despite the predictable criticism that faces almost any proposed law, the legal trend toward collaborative parenting and shared custody seems only to be accelerating on a nationwide level.

Massachusetts divorce checklist

No matter how certain both spouses are that splitting up is for the best, the process of ending a marriage is still going to be stressful, even from a strictly legal point of view. There are a lot of issues to address and things to remember, and it can be difficult to think clearly and logically at a time that might feel extremely emotional. However, there are certain steps individuals can follow with the guidance of a Massachusetts attorney that may help make the divorce process smoother from beginning to end.

Basic tips for navigating Massachusetts divorce court

Sometimes, no matter how hard a divorcing Massachusetts couple tries to settle their differences, they end up in court. While no one can say divorce court is pleasant, it is sometimes a necessary part of the process. Of course, this time is guaranteed to be a stressful one no matter what the situation, and in such cases, it may be difficult to remember things that otherwise would feel like common sense, so individuals may wish to try to keep in mind some basic guidelines.

The basics of mortgage management in Massachuetts divorces

For divorcing Massachusetts homeowners, the number one financial issue they often face is property division for the family home. On the surface, there are three basic options from which to choose. The first is that of selling the house and dividing the proceeds. Another is for both exes to continue their joint ownership, at least temporarily. The third is refinancing to allow one ex to keep the home while removing the other from the mortgage.

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