Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on Legal Custody at Scaling the Summit: Assumption 2 of 4 – Consent to Medical Treatment

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Nicole K. Levy Guest Blogs on Legal Custody at Scaling the Summit: Assumption 2 of 4 – Consent to Medical Treatment

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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 latest entry in the series, “Assumption 2 of 4 – Consent to Medical Treatment”.

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy

Attorney Nicole K. Levy

Nicole K. Levy of Lynch & Owens has posted her second 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 two installments of the series, which explores common misconceptions about legal custody in Massachusetts, will be posted next week.  Nicole’s latest entry is Assumption 2 – Consent to Medical Treatment. Here is a snippet:

One of the most widely held assumptions about legal custody is that a parent who lacks legal custody cannot sign a child up for medical treatment, speak to a child’s doctors or therapists or fully participate in the child’s medical or therapeutic care. However, parental consent for children’s medical treatment is controlled by a separate set of loosely-related statutes, none of which actually use the phrase “legal custody”.

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/.