Legal Child Custody – Massachusetts Divorce Law

Joint legal custody of a child or children is much different than being awarded legal custody of a child. When parents are awarded joint legal custody of a child, this simply means that they are both equally responsible for making all the legal decisions for the child. This also means that both parents must consult with each other before making any changes that may affect the child. Many divorce courts are now in favor of joint legal custody unless it would not be in the best interest of the child.

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