Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on Legal Custody at Scaling the Summit: Assumption 3 of 4 – The Shared Custody “Veto Power”

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Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on Legal Custody at Scaling the Summit: Assumption 3 of 4 – The Shared Custody “Veto Power”

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Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy guest blogs on legal custody at Skylark Law & Mediation’s divorce blog, Scaling the Summit, with her third entry in the series, “Assumption 3 of 4 – The Shared Custody “Veto Power”.

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy

Attorney Nicole K. Levy

Nicole K. Levy of Lynch & Owens has posted her third of four guest blogs on legal custody at Skylark Law & Mediation‘s divorce blog, Scaling the Summit.

Nicole’s four-part blog series is entitled, “4 Common but Incorrect Assumptions about Legal Custody in Massachusetts“. The final installment of the series, which explores common misconceptions about legal custody in Massachusetts, will be posted later this week. Nicole’s third  entry is Assumption 3 – The Shared Custody “Veto Power”. Here is a snippet:

Many parents believe that shared legal custody provides a kind of “veto power” over major decisions the other parent makes on behalf of a child. Such a maximalist interpretation of the power of legal custody is unsupported by Massachusetts case law and statutory law, however.  The best thing one can say about appellate law defining legal custody is that it is incredibly rare. …

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.

Schedule a free consultation with Nicole today at (781) 741-5000 or send her an email:

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About the Author:

Nicole K. Levy is a Senior Associate Attorney, Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator at Lynch & Owens and South Shore Divorce Mediation. She is a frequent contributor to the Lynch & Owens SSDM Blogs 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/.