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How Can a Guardian ad Litem Help My Massachusetts Case

A guardian ad litem provides information and assistance to courts in disputesGuardian ad Litem.jpg relating to family or probate matters.

What You Should Expect From Your Mediator During A Massachusetts Divorce

The mediator's role is to move the parties beyond personality clashes and historicMediate 2.jpg grievances. Only then can the mediator help you improve communication so any future dealings can take place without repeating the difficulties of the past.

The Danger of Plotting Revenge During a Massachusetts Divorce

The stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and emotional upheaval that come with theDivorce 50.jpg divorce process in Massachusetts can bring out the worst in otherwise good people. Divorce attorneys are well accustomed to hearing clients say: "I want my ex to pay!!!" Usually such comments are innocuous and made as exaggerated expressions of hurt or anger.

Do You Really Need To Hire a Massachusetts Divorce Attorney?

If you're facing a change in your marriage and family life, you're not alone in Massachusetts. TheDivorce 55.jpg best thing you can do is to find out what your options are, and learn how to protect yourself, your assets, and/or your children. One of the most common questions someone in this situation asks is, "Do I really need to hire an attorney to represent me?"

Infographic: The Importance of Family Dinners

Studies show that families in Massachusetts who eat dinner together on a regular basis tend to produce offspring who are happier, healthier, and oftentimes more successful ...It turns out, eating dinner together is a recipe for more conversation between family members, stronger ties, and positive communication, among other things.

Attorney Camaraderie During Divorce Proceedings in Massachusetts

Attorneys who specialize in Divorce and Family Law in Massachusetts will probably try many casesAgreement.jpg against each other over the years. They will attend the same professional events, and may even work on committees together. Camaraderie develops naturally over the years. Just because your attorney and your spouse's attorney exchange pleasantries, share a joke, or have lunch together, does not mean that they are being disloyal to their clients. Your attorney is professionally committed to the best result for you given the facts of your case and the law. Being rude, hostile, or mean to opposing counsel does nothing to further your case, and generally harms your case rather than helping. 

Divorced Parents in Massachusetts Should Agree on Discipline

The discipline of children is a frequent source of post-divorce litigation in Massachusetts. When Family Dispute.jpgdivorced parents have different opinions about how to manage their children's behavior, they often go to court expecting the court to approve one approach and forbid the other.

Infographic: A Parent's Guide to Children and Divorce in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts divorce is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through, whether they're a spouse or a child of divorcing parents.

Relocation of Children After Parents' Massachusetts Divorce May Lead to Long-Term Problems

If either parent is planning to relocate shortly after their Massachusetts divorce, bothRelocation.jpg parents are presented with a new set of challenges as the family wades through the transition.

How to Promote Healthy Post-Divorce Adjustment for Children in Massachusetts

The psychological effects of a Massachusetts divorce are just as impactful for children, and in someChildren 19.jpg cases, even more so. This is due in part to the critical developmental periods children go through, such as the early teen years, when their minds and bodies are changing rapidly and drastically. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports research that indicates children from divorce tend to experience less financial security and have lower academic achievement, tend to drink and smoke more, and have a harder time finding and keeping jobs.

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