How Real is the ‘Real Advantage’ Test?

By statute, both divorced parents must consent to their minor child moving out of the Commonwealth. The minor must be a Massachusetts native or a minimum five-year resident over whom a Massachusetts probate court has jurisdiction. Unless the probate court “upon cause...

Sharing Custody Across Different Towns

Murray and Monique divorced a few years ago and share custody of their two minor children. The kids stay with Murray for most of their days, and they attend a school just two blocks away from Murray’s house, in a Massachusetts town in which the educational system has...

Relocating with a Child Out of Massachusetts

Those of us living in the Northeast tend to have a certain pride about where we come from. If you’re from Massachusetts, you likely have a certain pride arising from where you grew up and where you now live. So, it comes as a surprise to many Bostonians when, in...