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Child custody modifications in a continually changing world

Sometimes, child custody orders may not be appropriate or applicable as children grow older and parental careers change. Residents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are likely to face child custody challenges just like parents all over the country.

Oftentimes, men face especially challenging circumstances in the workplace when trying to make accommodations for their children. Newly single fathers may not be prepared to share custody and juggle work responsibilities, and some fathers have physical custody of their children on a full-time basis. These fathers will now need to ask for time off to attend school events, pick up a sick child or stay home with a child whose day care is unavailable for the day. Many employers, however, are not as used to accommodating the schedules and sudden absences of fathers as they have been with female workers.

Even fathers with visitation rights and not full custody can often face lifestyle adjustments when something happens with the children. However, in order to maintain a positive relationship with their children, flexibility is a must. This can be especially challenging if the relationship between the parents is not amicable.

When careers change or schedules turn out to be less flexible than anticipated, child custody arrangements may need to be modified. If a modification is ignored and left undone, the situation may only become worse over time and potential resentment can also come into play. A post-divorce agreement modification, once completed and signed, can bring both parents to a workable arrangement without forcing one parent to sacrifice a career.

An excellence source when seeking a modification is the services of a Massachusetts attorney specializing in family law. Seeking the advice and services of a qualified lawyer can help turn a stressful situation into a workable child custody arrangement for all parties involved, naturally taking the best interest of the child into consideration.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Workplace Discrimination: The Hidden Discrimination Divorced Dads Face At Work," Robert Anthony, Jan. 18, 2013

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