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”.
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:
Table of Contents for this Blog
- 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 located in Hingham, Massachusetts and East Sandwich, Massachusetts. She is also a mediator for South Shore Divorce Mediation.