Posts Tagged ‘physical 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…

Mediating Custody Disputes

When answering the question “Is mediation the right option for my divorce?”, a lot of people assume that mediation is only for those who “pretty much” have everything agreed to, or at least have the more important issues agreed to….

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),…

Parenting Time in Prison

A judge in a recent case in New York ordered a mother to bring her son to a maximum security prison to visit with her son’s biological father. The mother had met the father while the father and the mother’s brother were incarcerated…

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…

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