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Massachusetts Parents Teach Children to Hold Grudges

Most Massachusetts parents know that children learn by watching their parents.Lesson learned.png It is also true that children instinctively know that talk is cheap. When a parent says one thing but does the opposite, it is the behavior that the child learns from, not the words.

When Is a Transfer a Reasonable Accommodation in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts G.L. ch. 151B is the state statute that prohibits discriminationDisability 4.jpg based on disability, and the interpretation of that statute sometimes differs from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One area where the two statutes diverge is an employer's obligation to transfer an employee to a vacant position.

Massachusetts Divorce is Genetic

Children of Massachusetts divorced parents are more likely to get divorcedDNA 1.jpg when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families and genetic factors are the primary explanation, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.

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Infographic: How to Make Your Massachusetts Divorce Amicable

Since more than 90 percent of Massachusetts divorces eventually settle out of court, with some doing so at the very last minute, many couples feel that pursuing an amicable divorce from the beginning makes more sense. When both spouses agree that the marriage is over, and they wish to peacefully negotiate the terms of their divorce without litigation, there are a number of things they can do to improve their chances of experiencing a successful outcome.

Ways to Lose the Employment-At-Will Relationship in Massachusetts

Absent a written agreement in Massachusetts stating otherwise, employmentJob Interview.jpg relationships are presumed to be at-will. In other words, an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, or for no reason, so long as it's not for a discriminatory or other illegal reason. Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time.

Infographic: 8 Must-Follow Tips to Manage Massachusetts Kids' Screen Time

Whether you only consider providing your Massachusetts children with a mobile device, or they already have it, you must think thoroughly about how you're going to manage kids' screen time. The thing is that modern-day children may literally spend hours on their smartphones and tablets as these devices become the primary mean of entertainment and communication with friends.

An Overview of Military Disability Pay in Massachusetts

How would you describe your Massachusetts marriage? If you are currently considering a Massachusetts military divorce, Military boots.jpgyou might say "it's complicated." When one spouse is receiving military disability pay, you might think this makes the divorce process complicated as well. It can be difficult to understand how military disability pay factors into your divorce. However, by obtaining basic information about the division of disability pay, you may be able to eliminate the phrase "it's complicated" from your divorce vocabulary.

The Top 10 Signs You Are In a Dysfunctional Relationship in Massachusetts

It's very difficult to acknowledge or even consider that you might be in a Divorce 78.jpgdysfunctional relationship. Your friends may have expressed concern, your family may have intervened, or maybe you are silently suffering in your relationship, all alone.

Infographic: How to Protect Massachusetts Children on Smartphones and Tablets

Nowadays Massachusetts children are inseparable from their smartphones and tablets. These gadgets may be useful, and at the same time bear hidden dangers like attacks of online predators, threats of cyberbullies, 18+ content, and identity theft. However, not many adults know of security measures it is necessary to consider here. 

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