Custody Articles

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Nondisparagement Order and Free Speech

A recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case discusses an important issue at the intersection of family law and the First Amendment — a nondisparagement order. In custody cases, can a court issue an order that compels the parents not to disparage each...

Co-Parenting Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Being a parent is not easy, especially now, during the Coronavirus pandemic. You may find it difficult to home-school kids while working from home or to explain world events to your kids in an age-appropriate way. It may be hard to soothe anxieties—your own and those...

Considering Same-Sex Adoption

All 50 states allow same-sex adoption provided one member of the couple is already the child’s birth or adoptive parent. Massachusetts allows second-parent or co-parent adoptions for unmarried couples. Same-sex or opposite-sex married or unmarried couples under...