Years of study, observation, and information have shown that children may be at risk for mental and emotional issues if their parents go through a Massachusetts divorce. Now, more recent information is suggesting that the negative effect is more a product of a contentious divorce, and not just a divorce itself. A new study backs this recent revelation; it suggests that bitter divorce could negatively impact a child's immune system, perhaps for the rest of their lives. Thankfully, there are ways that parents can reduce this risk. The following information explains how.
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.
When it comes to child custody arrangements in Massachusetts, there are numerous myths that typically affect a parent's rationale. Working out your divorce or paternity case custody related arrangement based on such myths can not only leave you unduly stressed, but also influencing an unfavorable final decision.
The stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and emotional upheaval that come with the 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.
If you're facing a change in your marriage and family life, you're not alone in Massachusetts. The 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?"
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.
Attorneys who specialize in Divorce and Family Law in Massachusetts will probably try many cases 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.