Posts Tagged "Family Law"

Is it true that Massachusetts courts favor mothers in child custody decisions?

While it remains a common belief that courts favor, or are even biased for, mothers in custody disputes, this is not the case. The belief stems from past practices and trends in court.

When divorce became more common in the 1970s, society, including the judges within it, assumed a gendered … Read More »



What You Need to Know About Child Custody in Massachusetts

Divorce is described as one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Add children to the mix, coupled with questions of custody, support, and visitation, and emotions and stress can reach a breaking point. Wading through this difficult time calls for the help of a professional such as … Read More »



Divorce and The Best Interests of the Child

When you’re going through the divorce process and managing the child support and custody issues, you’ll hear the term “best interests of the child.” Generally, the court will consider the new family lifestyle after a divorce and where the court feels the child will best be able to adapt to … Read More »



What You Need To Know About Child Support in Massachusetts

In the event of a divorce, one parent may be ordered by the court to pay child support. Under Massachusetts law, both parents are required to support their children—and this is true regardless of marital status (whether the parents are married, divorced, separated, or were never married). The parent the … Read More »



Who Has Child Custody When Parents Are Separated

Making the decision to separate from your spouse is difficult and often occurs over a lengthy period of time. During that time, it’s common for spouses to begin living in separate households. If the partners have children, this raises many questions about where and with who the children should live. … Read More »



How Child Custody Is Determined Under Massachusetts Law

In Massachusetts, several factors are used to determine child custody between two parents seeking divorce or between unmarried couples who cannot come to custody terms following separation. Massachusetts law recognizes four different types of custody:

• Sole legal custody • Shared legal custody • Sole physical custody • Shared physical … Read More »



Filing For Divorce In Massachusetts: What you need to know.

Here is a brief introduction to filing for divorce in Massachusetts and some of what you may encounter.

A divorce can be categorized as “no-fault” or “fault.” If both parties agree on the categorization, the divorce is called “uncontested.” If one of the two parties disagrees with it, though, it … Read More »



Child Custody and Visitation in Massachusetts

Divorce can be a stressful time. When children are involved, the experience can be even harder. Figuring out where the child or children will live often transitions into disagreements and arguments, particularly if both parents want sole custody of the children or if one parent feels like he or she … Read More »



Family Law Court Orders: Contempt and Enforcement of Court Orders

When a divorce decree is finalized by the court, the decree often contains specific orders to one party specifically called court orders. These orders may include payment of child support or spousal support or a transfer of property to one spouse. The courts may also order specific visitation schedules for … Read More »



What should I do if I want a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement can be a very wise choice when you and your future spouse know what you want out of the marriage and out of the divorce, should one occur. At Tangusso & Lambert, we have helped countless individuals create a prenuptial agreement that works for their individual circumstances. … Read More »