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How Does Custody Work in Massachusetts?

How Does Custody Work in Massachusetts?

The word “custody” conjures ugly divisive images for many people. This post will clarify how child custody works in Massachusetts. Two Types of Custody In Massachusetts there is legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody involves a parent’s legal right to making decisions for their child. Physical custody relates to time the child lives with Continue Reading »

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Your Kids and Divorce: Mediating a Child-First Divorce

Your Kids and Divorce: Mediating a Child-First Divorce

What do kids and divorce negotiations have to do with one another? A lot! (for parents). Thinking about your kids could be the best decision you’ll make in your divorce negotiation. Your Kids’ Shoes I recently wrapped up a mediation that was a model child-centered divorce. The parents weren’t buddies. They didn’t spend a lot Continue Reading »

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How to Divorce in Massachusetts Using Mediation: An Interview on WCRN

How to Divorce in Massachusetts Using Mediation: An Interview on WCRN

I had the great fortune to be interviewed by Attorney Allen Margulis of the Total Counselor Show on WCRN on July 31st about how to divorce in Massachusetts. During the hour-long interview we discussed the different ways to get divorced in Massachusetts, with a particularly emphasis on divorce mediation. I shared one of my favorite Continue Reading »

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Hate Your Ex More Than You Love Your Kids? Children of Divorce

Hate Your Ex More Than You Love Your Kids? Children of Divorce

There is a family judge in Massachusetts who makes decisions for children of divorce every day. She has a sign hanging on her door that reads: Do You Hate Your Ex More Than You Love Your Kids? Provocative question, right? You might be thinking “of course I don’t — that’s just ridiculous!” Maybe you are Continue Reading »

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Parenting Tips for How to Help Your Kids Resolve Conflict

Parenting Tips for How to Help Your Kids Resolve Conflict

It’s Halloween time. Two brothers are upset because one of the two pumpkins had to be thrown out. Brothers did what brothers do: argue. They both wanted the remaining pumpkin to be their pumpkin. Their mother tried her best to encourage them to share, to reprimand them, and even threatened to take the pumpkin away Continue Reading »

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