Law Offices of Renee Lazar
AFFORDABLE AND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION
CALL RENEE TODAY AT 978-844-4095

February 2019 Archives

Massachusetts Lawmakers Are Trying to Save Kids from Tackle Football

Growing national consternation about the health effects of tackle football - theFootball 1.jpg head trauma, the concussions, the CTE - has pushed legislators in at least five states to introduce bills creating a minimum age for kids to participate. With HD 2501, "An Act for No Organized Head Impacts to Schoolchildren," a bipartisan group of Massachusetts legislators joins them.

How to Introduce Kids to Your New Relationship After Massachusetts Divorce

When the Massachusetts divorce dust settles, the papers are signed, and lifeNew Life.jpg returns to some semblance of normalcy, many fathers and mothers will begin to date again. And because the love bug is a vicious little creature, they'll find someone new. But when do you introduce this new love to your kids? As with all things divorce-related, the question is tricky. While it might be a touchy affair, there's a good way to go about it, according to family therapists. Done thoughtfully, not only will things be more comfortable, but you'll model for your kids how to be a functioning adult in a hectic emotional world.

What is the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment of a Massachusetts Child

Discipline and punishment are usually conflated so that in the mouths and mindHistory of Discipline.jpgs of many Massachusetts parents, they've become interchangeable. They're not. Because, in fact, discipline is a very useful system for parenting, while punishment is one tactic (of many) which can be used to support the discipline system. So while the two are complementary, they are neither interchangeable or opposed.

When Parents Stop Spanking Massachusetts Kids, Kids Stop Hitting One Another

Countries that ban corporal punishment boast lower rates of youth violence,Spank.jpgaccording to a new study. The results, culled from an analysis of violent behavior in 88 countries, suggests that overall rates of physical fighting among young men and women are up to 69 percent lower when national laws forbid parents from slapping or spanking their children.

How to Hide Assets From Your Spouse During Massachusetts Divorce

Starting to notice changes in your Massachusetts marriage? Are you worried thatHiding Assets.jpg your husband is hiding money before Massachusetts divorce? Concerned about whether your wife is concealing assets? Needless to say, divorces are stressful. Not only splitting from someone emotionally but also financially can take its toll on anyone. But as sad as it is, people will take advantage of their spouse in this fragile time.

Income Disparity Between Massachusetts Spouses Increase Risk of Divorce

Although the number of Massachusetts families in which wives are the main breadwinners is stillWomen breadwinners.jpg fairly small, it's a steadily growing trend: In 1980, only 13 percent of married women earned more than or about as much as their husbands. By 2000, that figure had almost doubled, rising to 25 percent. Since then, the rise has been slower but is still on an uptick. In 2017, 28 percent of women made more money than their husbands or co-habitating partners.

How to Gain Custody of Your Massachusetts Children

If you're going through a Massachusetts divorce that involves children, one of theChildren 25.jpg biggest arguments or disagreements you may be having is the topic of child custody. While we want our children to grow up with the happiest life possible, sometimes sharing legal and physical custody does not make sense or would not be in the best interest of the child. But even though you know you deserve full care, you need to be able to convince the court that you deserve it as well. Proving your ex-spouse or the other parent of your children does not deserve any custody can be a difficult thing to manage. But if you're properly prepared and understand the extent of what you need to prove, you can have a better shot at getting the full custody you believe you deserve.

A Year-By-Year Guide to Your Risk of Massachusetts Divorce

Pretty much anything can lead to a Massachusetts divorce. From employmentDivorce Wishbone.jpg status to how much the couple spent on the wedding, studies have shown that the straw that breaks the camel's back comes in all shapes and sizes.

Massachusetts Parents Use 529 Plans to Pay For College Education

The decision to save for your Massachusetts' kid's college education seems like aCollege Planner.jpg no-brainer. Considering how expensive tuition is these days (the average cost for a degree at a four-year private college is $138,960, according to the College Board), parents capable of doing so want to put money aside to secure their child's academic and eventually professional future and to help their kids avoid student loan debt.

Infographic: Why You Should Hug Your Massachusetts Kids

It's official: hugs are good for you, physically and emotionally. Recent scientific research has found that getting your full cuddle quota every day has significant benefits, including a healthy heart rate, a sense of calm, better sleep and more energy.

Emotional Invalidation Cause For Massachusetts Divorce

Maybe you feel like your Massachusetts partner has overreacted to something, orStop Saying.jpg they're taking something a bit more seriously than you think they should. Trying to diffuse the situation, you turn to them and say "You're so sensitive." Those three little words are offensive and, if not monitored, can be toxic to a relationship. Saying them or such phrases as "Don't be ridiculous" or "You don't know what you're saying," makes it seem like you reject and invalidate your partner's feelings. They communicate that you don't care about them or what they think and, if not worked at, can ruin a marriage.

Major Post-9/11 GI Bill Changes for Massachusetts Military Families

The changes build on the existing Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the most talked aboutMilitary 34.jpg change is the one that removes the 15 year time limit for people to use their GI Bill benefit. For this reason, the new changes are being referred to as the "Forever GI Bill."

4 Major Signs Your Massachusetts Marriage Needs Attention

The concept of a loveless Massachusetts marriage sounds terrifying, conjurinDivorce 148.jpgg images of two people who are forced to live out their years together in spite of the obvious contempt they hold for each other. Like those depictions of rich couples in cartoons who sit at opposite ends of a very long table and only speak to one another with the ring of a butler's bell. But the truth is almost more sinister and more devastating.

Law Offices of Renee Lazar
4308 Thompson Farm
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 978-844-4095
Fax: 781-687-5807
Map and Directions