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Spoiled? How Buying Your Kids Love During A Massachusetts Divorce Can Hurt Them

Almost everyone who has gone through a Massachusetts divorce has laterMoney tree.jpg admitted to making financial mistakes along the way, from blunders or oversights with short-term impacts to more serious lapses in judgment that derailed their long-term financial health. Unfortunately, in many situations, many individuals make a classic misstep that they rarely fess up to: overspending on their kids.

Working With Opposite Sex Increases Risk of a Massachusetts Divorce

If home is where the heart is, work may be where it wanders. Married Massachusetts people whoWorkplace issues.jpg work with lots of members of the opposite sex are more likely to get divorced, with highly educated men appearing to be particularly susceptible to this trend, according to a new study.

How To Handle A Massachusetts Divorce In A Family Business

For obvious reasons, a Massachusetts divorce isn't always top-of-mind for couplesFamily Business.jpg who go into business together. After all, when you're caught up in the excitement of launching your own venture and seeing your hard work come to life, the last thing you want to plan for is the possibility that it might come to an end. But part of starting and owning a successful business is planning for the unexpected, including the major personal and business-related changes that divorce can bring.So how can you navigate the process and make it out the other end with your assets and financial standing intact?

Talk "To", Not "At", Your Child During And After Massachusetts Divorce

Therapists are always reminding parents to talk to their Massachusetts children.Mom-and-Dad-House.jpg Unfortunately, many parents need just such a reminder - especially in today's mega-paced culture in which just sitting down to a family dinner together seems to be a major accomplishment. Too often, busy parents find themselves talking "at" their children, but not "to" them. And most especially, not "with" them.

You're Getting Divorced in Massachusetts: Does Your Child Need Therapy?

If you're a Massachusetts divorcing parent, worries about your kids are high onJoy.jpg your "list of stuff that keeps me up at night." Do they feel betrayed? Angry? Grief-stricken? Stigmatized? Will they live like ping pong balls, miserably bouncing between homes? Will they have difficulty forming loving attachments in the future or develop a cynicism about marriage? These are natural questions, and they often prompt concerned parents to ask me if they should put their kids in therapy.

How to Compete to Win with a Massachusetts Ex That Can't Stop Competing

Many divorced Massachusetts parents with kids will have played the "competitionWinner.png game" before. Some play competitive all the time. Experts will tell you it's not good for the kids. 

Parental Alienation Following Massachusetts Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

One behavior commonly overlooked as a very hurtful aspect of Parental AlienationParental alienation 4.jpg involves one parent keeping the other from contact with the children - as punishment.

Can I Make Him Visit Our Massachusetts Children?

No, you cannot "make" someone visit or spend parenting time with their children,Parenting 4.jpg but you can incentivize, motivate and encourage. One motivation technique or incentive Massachusetts divorce lawyers often employ is to craft the agreement, or court order such that if a visiting parent misses their scheduled visit, they pay the costs for the custodial parent to have a babysitter for that time period or to pay lost wages. Of course that is a negative incentive, sometimes positive ones like perhaps offering to be flexible with the times or to do the work for them (like to plan a birthday or holiday party and let the other parent come enjoy it without having to prepare, contribute or clean up. No, it is not fair. But it may give the children a chance to see the other parent.

Where Does All That Massachusetts Child Support Money Go?

You'd be surprised. A lot of people hand over a pretty big chunk of change eachChildren Hands.jpg and every month to someone who gets it tax-free. That's right, the recipient of child support gets the money tax-free. On a related note, the person paying does not get to write it off their taxes.

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