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Determining child custody sometimes requires sacrifice

Divorce can sometimes be a complicated and messy affair, as some Massachusetts residents may know. The process can be made even more complicated when children are involved. Some parents are unwilling to compromise on the subject of child custody. Other times a parent's work schedule or travel requirements can present a problem. Parents must be willing to make sacrifices to ensure the well-being of their child or children.

Tennis player Victoria Azarenka has missed a number of competitions because of the ongoing custody battle for her young son. Victoria and the child's father, Billy McKeague, originally separated a few months after her son was borne. Neither parent is allowed to leave their state with the child before custody is determined. When the custody battle began, she had hoped that it would only take a few days to come to an agreement. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Because of her absences in competition, Azarenka's world ranking has dropped. However, despite the effect this has had on her career, she has continued to remain in California in order to determine custody. She has also been able to retain a positive attitude concerning the custody agreement and the future of her career. 

It is sometimes necessary for parents to make sacrifices when attempting to determine child custody. Parents in Massachusetts who are going through a divorce and are having trouble coming to a child custody agreement may wish to consult with a lawyer. Attorneys can help clients to decide what agreement would best benefit the child or children involved, or they may be able to help make changes to an existing agreement.

Source: washingtonpost.com, "Victoria Azarenka to miss Fed Cup final against USA due to child custody battle", Marissa Payne, Nov. 8, 2017

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