Massachusetts parents who are facing the end of their marriage should know that child custody issues can be some the most divisive ones that can arise. While these negotiations can be especially contentious, arriving at an agreement is essential to being able to resolve a divorce.
A majority of child custody arrangements provide custody and visitation schedules that detail when, where and how an exchange will occur. The actual exchange or swapping of the children takes place every time they are transferred from the physical custody of one parent to another. Visitation orders are based on the belief that both parents have the right to spend time with their children. Disagreementsover the non-payment of child support or other issues do not negate these rights.