Susan Rossi Cook, Attorney and Mediator

Posts tagged "Co-Parenting and Child Custody"

Facilitating the relationship between children and step-parents

A major component to any successful co-parenting plan is that both sides agree to do everything within their power, and within reason, to facilitate a healthy relationship between the children and any step-parent who enters the picture. There are several tips to help along the journey.

What happens when a parent wants to relocate?

Parental relocation can be a big concern for parents sharing custody of their child. Parents wishing to relocate, as well as parents opposing a relocation request, may have many questions about parental relocation that they need answers to.

Help for parents with the child custody process

Child custody is a concern on the minds of many divorcing parents in Massachusetts. The divorce process can be challenging for families, parents and children but can take a special toll on children which is why parents should understand how the child custody process in Massachusetts work and the options available to help them through that process.

What happens to my child support if I change jobs?

Changing jobs may bring up a variety of questions related to child support obligations and other concerns. Modifying child support can be a significant concern for both custodial parents and parents paying child support so it is important to understand the family law resources available to help when child support modification concerns arise related to a job change or otherwise.

Child support resources for parents and families

Children have the right to receive financial support from their parents regardless of the circumstances. As a result, child support and child support concerns are important to understand. Parents likely have concerns so they should know what to expect from the child support process.

Co-parenting help during the divorce and child custody process

Learning how to co-parent following a divorce can be challenging but it is essential for children that parents be able to effectively co-parent as the children grow and develop and everyone moves forward following the divorce. It is important to keep in mind that child custody and co-parenting decisions focus on what is in the best interests of the child.

How to expect child support to be calculated

Child support is usually a significant concern for parents and families and is important for children in their daily lives. Child support depends on various factors used to calculate child support in different states and other factors such as which parent has custody of the child so it is helpful for parents to be familiar with the child support laws in their state.

What options are available to enforce a child support order?

Child support obligations are legal obligations and serious consequences may be faced by a parent who fails to pay required child support. If a parent is concerned about their inability to pay child support, or a parent is seeking to enforce a child support obligation, they may wonder what the options for enforcing child support obligations are and what the consequences may be for a failure to pay child support, as well as what resources are available for modifying a child support order.

Understanding the child custody process and options for parents

The subject of negotiating a child custody arrangement can be difficult for both divorcing parents. The good news is that the family law process provides options to help guide parents through the process, while allowing them to remain focused on the best interests of the child.

Help for parents to successfully co-parent

Parenting can be challenging following a divorce but some useful tips can help. Understanding how parents can handle the challenges of co-parenting can be helpful for parents to successfully co-parent their children. It is important to be thinking about co-parenting early on in the divorce process, as co-parenting considerations should be top of mind for parents while they are negotiating their parenting agreement which will address concerns such as parenting schedules, decision-making responsibilities and financial concerns.

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