Time spent with children is precious, but some parents still are not getting enough of it. Unlike past generations, Massachusetts fathers now take on far more involved roles with their children, but many custody arrangements do not reflect this shift in society. Now perhaps more than ever, fathers are complaining that they are not allocated enough parenting time in their child custody agreements.
Regardless of how long a couple was married before filing for divorce, there is one thing they will all have to deal with -- dividing up the marital property. This is true whether a Massachusetts couple said "I do" two years ago or 20. Although property division might seem straightforward, many people soon realize just how complicated the matter can be.
It is not uncommon for Massachusetts parents to disagree over how to split custody of their children. Some divorces even drag out for longer than necessary while parents try to sort out the best possible child custody agreement. Now though, "pet parents" are starting to go through the same thing.
The idea of a family in which a father works and a mother stays home to raise children seems to be quickly becoming a thing of the past. Many Massachusetts households have two primary earners, with women's earnings sometimes outpacing their husbands. In these situations, the traditional idea of spousal support is often reversed.