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January 2019 Archives

Does Having Kids Increase Your Chances of Massachusetts Divorce?

Having kids is seen as an integral part of a Massachusetts' married couple's life; itBabies.jpg marks the transition from just marriage and living together to, well, being parents. It's a shift that's been explored in pop culture for ages now, because it's come to symbolize the moment that your family really begins to form.

Massachusetts Divorced Parents: Compassionate Communication With Your Kids Is Crucial

Joint custody cartoon.jpgDuring and after divorce in Massachusetts your children may be hyper-sensitive about many things. What may have formerly been routine conversations, questions or activities can now be touchy subjects fraught with anxiety, resentment or anger. This is understandable when you consider that the stability of the world they knew has been dramatically altered.

Does a Massachusetts Landlord Have to Approve a Section 8 Applicant?

Does a Massachusetts landlord have to approve a Section 8 applicant? No, so longHome and Key.jpg as the reason for the rejection is not the Section 8 voucher. Landlords are required by state law to participate in the Section 8 program, if a Section 8 voucher holder is the most qualified applicant. That does not mean you have to approve the rental application for anyone just because they have a Section 8 voucher. You can reject their application for the same reasons you would reject other applicants, so long as the reason is genuinely unrelated to their receipt of public assistance.

"Gray" Divorce Is on the Rise in Massachusetts And It's Changing the American Family

While the overall divorce rate is slightly down from the '70s, '80s, and '90s,Gray Divorce 1.jpgdivorce for Massachusertts couples aged 50 or older or "gray divorce" as it's called doubled between 1990 and 2010. Now, roughly one in four divorces is gray.

5 Signs You Need a Massachusetts Divorce

According to relationship and marriage experts, Massachusetts couples wait aDivorce 119.jpgn average of six years of being unhappy before getting help. That means that after an issue arises, people are more likely to live the better part of a decade with resentment growing, as opposed to addressing and fixing it with a divorce while it's manageable.

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