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Posts tagged "Child Custody"

Can visitation be adjusted for extracurricular activities?

It can be very difficult to manage the children's schedules when you are divorced and trying to maintain visitation in Massachusetts. Things can get even trickier once extracurricular activities come into play. Dealing with busy schedules can affect your normal visitation, but to ensure your children can participate in the activities they enjoy, you must find a way to manage. 

How can you make the holidays easier after divorce?

You probably had to deal with a lot of issues after your Massachusetts divorce when it came to helping the kids adjust. Depending on their ages, your children may not have understood what was happening or they may have been quite upset. In time, they may have adjusted, but then along come the holidays. Getting through the first holiday season after a divorce can be tough, but there are things you can do to make it easier.

Going over some pros and cons of joint custody

Divorce often leads to different types of hurdles, from strong emotions to financial issues. Unfortunately, this can be especially true when it comes to child custody. If you are going through a dispute or are unsure of what will happen when you split up with your spouse, our law firm knows how difficult this topic can be. For parents in Boston, Massachusetts, it is vital to go over the ins and outs of their different options. For example, if you are interested in pursuing joint custody, you should familiarize yourself with some of the pros and cons of this arrangement.

Legal issues affecting custodial and non-custodial parents

If you split up with your spouse recently or are considering filing a divorce petition, you may have many uncertainties. For example, you could be wondering whether you will be required to pay child support. However, child custody is often a major issue for both parents and their kids. At the Lexington, Massachusetts law firm of Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, we know how contentious these matters can be for custodial and non-custodial parents alike, and the unique challenges each may face.

Examining the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program

A recent post on this blog highlighted the potential impact unpaid child support may have on a non-custodial parent's ability to receive a passport. However, family law matters can also affect a child's ability to obtain a passport. In Boston, Massachusetts, and the rest of the U.S., parents who are involved in a custody dispute should familiarize themselves with the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) if their child is expected to leave the country for any reason.

Do grandparents have visitation rights?

When it comes to custody disputes and visitation rights, people often focus on a child's parents. However, legal matters concerning this aspect of family law can affect other people, such as grandparents. If you are a grandparent in Boston, or another part of Massachusetts, it is important to familiarize yourself with your rights if you believe that you have been wrongly denied access to your grandchild.  

Authorities looking for mother over alleged custody interference

In a recent post, the topic of custody interference was addressed. For parents in Boston, Massachusetts, and across the nation, it is important to recognize that interfering with a custody order and other types of custody issues can have serious consequences for custodial parents, non-custodial parents and children. In order to reduce the likelihood of serious challenges, parents who are in the middle of a custody battle or any other legal matter involving their children should try to work toward an outcome that is positive for those involved, if possible.

Moving to another state with a child

If you are in the middle of a contentious divorce or recently separated from your child's other parent, you may be facing a variety of challenges. However, those which involve the custody of your child can be particularly emotional and it is important for you to work toward an outcome that serves his or her best interests. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we are very familiar with the hardships that children may encounter when their parents are struggling with legal issues related to child custody and other aspects of family law in Boston, and throughout Massachusetts.

What is supervised visitation?

If you have recently split up with your child's other parent, you may be working through many issues, such as child support payments and depression. However, child custody and visitation can have a tremendous impact on your child as well as each parent. In Boston, Massachusetts, it is crucial for you to make your child's best interests a top priority. Sometimes, supervised visitation may be preferable.

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