Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on Legal Custody at Scaling the Summit: Assumption 4 of 4 – Presumption of Shared Legal Custody

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Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on Legal Custody at Scaling the Summit: Assumption 4 of 4 – Presumption of Shared Legal Custody

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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 forth and final entry in the series, “Assumption 4 of 4 – Presumption of Shared Legal Custody”.

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy

Attorney Nicole K. Levy

Nicole K. Levy of Lynch & Owens has posted her forth and final 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 4 – Presumption of Shared Legal Custody. Here is a snippet:

Finally, an assumption about legal custody in Massachusetts that is supported by some law! The Massachusetts divorce statute does indeed make shared legal custody for married parents presumptive at the temporary order stage …. However, nothing in the statute says that shared legal custody is presumptive for parents when they finally get divorced. Despite the statute’s limitation to temporary orders affecting still-married parents, it is fair to say that Massachusetts probate court judges carry a heavy preference for granting shared legal custody to divorced parents.

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/.