Posts Tagged ‘legal custody’

How Temporary is a “Temporary Order”?

In cases involving the physical and legal custody of children in Massachusetts, including divorce cases, paternity cases, support-custody-parenting plan cases, and separate support cases, a court may enter temporary orders prior to the case going to trial.  Temporary orders deal with disputed…

Do Courts Really Favor Mothers over Fathers?

One unfortunate assumption about the divorce process is that judges are predisposed to favoring mothers over fathers. When it comes to determining both legal and physical custody of children in Massachusetts (for more on the difference between the two, click here),…

How Specific Does a Parenting Plan Need to Be?

When resolving a paternity, support-custody-visitation, or divorce case involving children in Massachusetts, the parents will agree to, or a judge will order, a legal and physical custody arrangement. Physical custody can be either sole, or shared.  Sole physical custody means…

What is Nesting?

“Nesting” is a type of parenting plan where the children remain in the home, while the parents cycle in and out.  During the time that a parent is not in the home, he or she stays in separate living quarters;…

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