There is an old adage that says, "The only constant is change itself." If you're facing the end of your marriage or you're in the middle of a Massachusetts divorce, you are about to be swept up in change, probably a dramatic shift from what you've known for a long time. Even if the change is, or will ultimately be a good one, it can be unsettling nonetheless. Given that, it is likely you are experiencing some serious trepidations, worry, or at the very least, feeling uncomfortable about the unknown.
We've all heard the saying, "Relationships are about give and take." And it's true when you love someone, it's natural to make small concessions so that your Massachusetts partner feels loved and appreciated.
Being lonely is not just an emotion reserved for those who are single or alone in Massachusetts. But there are ways to work through it.
Infidelity is everywhere in Massachusetts. Studies have shown that around 23% of married men and 12% of married women have at some point had sex with someone other than their spouse. But while something like extramarital sex is easy to define, the general concept of cheating is far more nuanced.
Massachusetts parents' love for their children can make them do peculiar things. Like staying up until 1 a.m. gluing glitter on a second-grade class project. Or driving 40 miles to deliver a single soccer cleat. Or, perhaps, bribing their teenagers' way into a fancy college. But one of the weirdest things parents do is love their children more than their partners.
It has long been known that children whose Massachusetts parents split up have lower educational prospects than those whose parents stay together. But a new UCLA study found that divorce does not affect all children equally. Somewhat counterintuitively, the study suggests that divorce shortens the academic career of kids from stable families more than it does those from already struggling families.
As mediation continues to build momentum as a viable, and often less costly, form of dispute resolution in Massachusetts, so has the role of your attorney in the mediation process. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which spouses meet with a qualified neutral professional, usually and preferably an experienced divorce attorney, to discuss their child related and/or financial issues, exchange pertinent information, and work with the mediator to create an out-of-court settlement. While this process does not involve retained experts or litigation, most parties do in fact consult with and obtain advice from an attorney prior to, during, and after the mediation process.