When people in Massachusetts decide to divorce, they may wonder how best to share parenting duties. Child custody issues can be some of the most emotionally draining aspects of a divorce, even when the parents are amicable and plan to split custody. In most cases, both parents want to maintain a high level of involvement with their children although the schedule and plan may vary greatly depending on employment schedules. It may make more sense for one parent to have primary physical custody and the other visitation or for both parents to share physical custody.
Despite the persistent stereotype of a middle-aged woman being left by her husband for a younger woman, almost 70% of divorces in Massachusetts and the rest of the United States are initiated by wives. All divorces are unique in their own way, but several issues are cited repeatedly by women as reasons for divorcing.