Before deciding to go forward with a divorce in Massachusetts, people may wonder what they are going to regret when all is said and done. Even if they know that the divorce is the best option in their situation, they are still going to be curious about it. Well, thanks to a recent report that came out about secrets that people shared -- their names were not attached -- it is now possible to see what people regret the most.
Most child custody cases involve families that are going through a divorce or separation, but the issue of custody can also crop up when there are allegations of abuse or neglect. Parents of a teenage girl are caught in such a situation and are still fighting to have their daughter returned to them after more than a year.
A study was recently published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics that discussed the importance of routine in a child’s life to enhance their social and emotional health. Researchers with The Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University said kids with strong SEH even do better in school.
Many states have started analyzing the way child custody is awarded by judges. More and more are considering the possibility that child custody be awarded in a 50/50 split except when domestic violence or substance abuse is an issue. In Massachusetts, a task force is currently working to propose a new statute governing how child custody is awarded.
It is often a difficult and emotional decision for a couple to end a relationship. The decision is further complicated for couples who also have to come to a child custody agreement. While some parents are able to easily and amicably come to an agreement about co-parenting, others need court intervention. As more and more same-sex couples have children, some of the issues involving custody get complicated. A recent decision by one state's Supreme Court could, however, prove instructive for courts in Massachusetts and across the country.
Medical technology has made amazing advances toward allowing every family to produce biological children. Although these advances have made it possible for previously childless couples to have children, they often complicate a child custody agreement in the event of the disintegration of a relationship. As a result, one family's decision to split custody of fraternal twins after the parent's relationship ended in divorce has created controversy in Massachusetts and across the nation.