Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on “Legal Custody Assumptions” at Scaling the Summit – Assumption 1 of 4 – Access to School & Medical Records

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Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on “Legal Custody Assumptions” at Scaling the Summit – Assumption 1 of 4 – Access to School & Medical Records

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Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy

Attorney Nicole K. Levy

Nicole K. Levy of Lynch & Owens will be guest blogging at Skylark Law & Mediation‘s divorce blog, Scaling the Summit, over the next two weeks. Nicole’s four-part blog series entitled, “4 Common but Incorrect Assumptions about Legal Custody in Massachusetts“, kicks off today with the first entry: Assumption 1 – Access to School & Medical Records. The blog series will review the law surrounding legal custody, with a focus on the common assumptions that Massachusetts parties, attorneys and judges frequently make about legal custody.

The opening paragraph:

There are few family law issues in Massachusetts that inspire more head-scratching confusion and incorrect assumptions than “legal custody”. Unlike physical custody, which focuses on the physical location/residence of the children, legal custody is an abstract idea that purports to embody a parent’s right to participate in a child’s major life decisions. But what rights does legal custody really include? Virtually every custody case in Massachusetts includes an order for legal custody, but few clients, attorneys or even judges seem able to define exactly what the phrase means.

Check out the full series:

Assumption 1 – Access to School & Medical Records

Assumption 2 – Consent to Medical Treatment

Assumption 3 – The Shared Custody “Veto Power”

Assumption 4 – Presumption of Shared Legal Custody

About the Author: Nicole K. Levy is a Massachusetts divorce lawyer and Massachusetts family law attorney for Lynch & Owens, located in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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About the Author:

Nicole K. Levy is a Senior Associate and Divorce Mediator at Lynch & Owens, and is a frequent contributor to the Lynch & Owens Blog on subjects including Massachusetts divorce, child custody and support, Department of Children and Families matters, and financial probate and family litigation. Attorney Levy can be reached by phone at (781) 741-5000 or email at [email protected], or visit her bio page under https://lynchowens.com/attorneys/.