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How To Tell If You're In a Toxic Massachusetts Relationship -- And What To Do About It

It's a common refrain: relationships in Massachusetts are hard work. Fights areConfusion.jpg normal and rough patches are par for the course.

If Are You In a Toxic Relationship in Massachusetts - Get Out!

A toxic relationship is a relationship characterized by behaviors on the part of the toxic partner that are emotionally and, not infrequently, physically damaging to their partner.

Financial Strategies For Divorcing a Massachusetts Narcissist

In recent years, the word "narcissist" has crept into the popular vernacular toStress - Frustration.jpeg mean someone who's conceited and excessively self-involved. But even though self-confidence can be expressed in a way that makes a person condescending and obnoxious, narcissism is something more. It is a real psychological disorder above and beyond being someone who's merely full of themselves.

When Can a Massachusetts Tenant Break a Residential Lease?

What's a Massachusetts residential lease? A lease, is a contract for the rental of property. AsRental agreement 1.jpg such, a lease is enforceable at law. If a tenant signs a lease which is usually for a one-year term, the tenant is liable for rental payments during that period of time.

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.

A Massachusetts Divorce Can Have a Positive Outcome

The dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts can be a frightening and stressfulBroken family.jpg ordeal that many divorcing couples might not be emotionally equipped to handle on their own. Because emotions run high, even for the spouse who is seeking the break-up of the marriage, unresolved issues that led to a divorce often-times takes years to resolve. These problems are compounded when children are involved and add additional emotional issues that can led to severe complications for both parents and children.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Children During a Massachusetts Divorce

Going through a Massachusetts divorce is never easy and with this in mind, youDivorce 43.jpg should take steps to prepare yourself and your children financially, legally and physically. Taking steps to protect yourself makes sense and could avoid a whole lot of pain at the same time. If your divorce is an amicable one, then these steps may not be so essential, but if you suspect that the divorce is going to be unpleasant or difficult, you need to ensure that you follow these guidelines.

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in Massachusetts? You Have a Right to Break Your Lease!

The Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act allows victims of sexual assault andDomestic Violence 1.jpg stalking the right to break their leases without significant financial penalty, have the landlord change their locks, and other important protections. The important provisions of the new law are as follows:

What Immigrants Should Know if Divorcing in Massachusetts

Immigration issues have long occupied the thoughts of Massachusett's family lawImmigration.jpg attorneys. When clients are immigrants or have immigrant spouses who aren't U.S. citizens, they may face some unexpected hurdles as they navigate the court system.

Does Having a Criminal History Affect Child Custody in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, the degree to which the conduct of a parent can affect aCrime.jpgcustody award depends on many factors, and goes beyond whether or not a parent has a criminal conviction. Certain serious felonies and domestic violence weigh heavily against awarding custody, but evidence of parental fitness may overcome this.

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