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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Proceedings in Massachusetts

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classificationImmigration 5.jpg available to certain undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. SIJS is a way for immigrants under twenty-one to apply for and obtain legal permanent residence in the United States.

How the Internet Can Be Useful in Your Massachusetts Divorce

Unquestionably, the internet has changed the way we access information and theSocial Media 11.jpg volume of information that is available. It has also made it more difficult to keep our personal lives private when so much information about us can be easily discovered by clicking a few keystrokes.

Co-Parenting During the Mediation Process

Mediation 3.jpgWhen a family goes through the mediation, there is often an emphasis placed on co-parenting - both parents sharing the responsibilities of caring for the children. It is important that spouses and co-parents find an approach to child custody and timesharing that suits their own family's background, circumstances, needs and preferences. 

Who Will Care for My Child After I Die?

children 2.jpgWhen one of the parties of a divorce decree in Massachusetts dies, custody usually reverts to the surviving parent. An exception to this is when one of the parent's rights to the children has been terminated. If this is the case, third-parties, such as grandparents, may be allowed to intervene.

What to Consider Before Introducing Your Kids to Your New Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Family 4.jpgWhen people end their romantic relationship with their children's other parent, they often feel as though they will never want to have a romantic relationship ever again. The reality is, after the emotional pain and adjustment period is over, most people do decide to date. Some choose to date seriously and look for another committed relationship, while other unmarried parents decide to date casually. No matter what your intentions are in your dating life, it is important that you consider if and when you will introduce your new significant other to your children. Here are some strategies that might help you decide if, when, and how to introduce your kids to a new love interest:

Thinking of Divorcing? Some Financial First Steps

Nest Egg.jpgThe process of deciding whether to seek a divorce can be a long and difficult one. There are many emotional and financial calculations that go into making this decision, and many couples wrestle with the issue for a considerable amount of time before feeling confident with their conclusion. Taking the necessary time to know that your decision is the right one is important. Once you've finally reached a place where you believe that divorce is imminent, there are some important financial steps you should take to help put you in the best position possible.

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