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How do I ensure shared custody of our daughter?

Additional Info: I am getting a divorce and my husband and I are on good terms for the most part.  We live in Wellesley MA and have agreed that I will stay in the house and have agreed to shared custody of our daughter.  His lawyer sent me papers but stated quite a few things that my spouse is saying he never said. Including things like I am mentally cruel, and neglectful of duty. I wanted this done in an amicable way for our daughter’s sake.  I am going to hire an attorney soon but was wondering does it seems
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What can we do to get visitation or custody?

Additional Information: Our son, his girlfriend and their baby have been living with me in our Needham home. I took care of the baby while he was finishing high school.  He is now doing online college courses and taking care of the baby.  The baby’s mother has found a new boyfriend and took the baby and moved in with him. I called social services and they said the mom has custody until a court hearing, and we can’t even see the baby, what can we do?? Attorney Answer: Your son can file a Complaint for Custody, Support and Visitation.  You
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Can my ex petition for joint custody after all these years?

Additional Information: I have been divorced almost 10 years now and was awarded sole custody of our now 16 year-old son.   My ex-wife has recently expressed an interest in now forming a relationship him.  My question is can my wife petition for a divorce modification for joint custody now?  My son and I live in the Natick area and she lives about 90 minutes away, so not sure how that would even work.  How should I proceed? ATTORNEY ANSWER: Your ex-wife can certainly file a Complaint for Modification, but she is unlikely to succeed in getting joint custody.  By the
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Child Custody order can not favor one parent’s religion

There’s no question that a child custody order in a divorce case can take the parents’ religion – and the children’s religious education and observance – into account. But a recent divorce case shows that a child custody order that goes too far in favor of one parent’s religion might not be okay. In this case, the husband wanted to raise his two children as Jews. A custody order allowed him to have the children on all Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings so they could attend Jewish religious training, and also said that he could have custody on major Jewish
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