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  • Divorce and Finances: Protecting your Assets


    Every divorcing couple’s situation is different, and it may come as no surprise that divorce can often be a costly process. That is why it is imperative to keep your finances in order and always consult with an attorney before making any decisions on what to do with marital assets when you are preparing for divorce. The […]

  • PTSD and Divorce


    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.  While most individuals associate PTSD with soldiers coming back from war, it is a disorder which can affect anyone (and can lead to tension in a marriage). The most common symptoms of PTSD include: Reliving the trauma […]

  • Co-Parenting During the Holiday Season


    The summer has turned to fall and the kids are back in their whirlwind school routines.  It seems as if in an instant, the holiday season is upon us again. If you have recently gone through a divorce or separation, you are also adjusting to co-parenting children who now have parents in separate households.  Along with maintaining […]

  • When is Modification Used in the Family Court?


    Modification of a prior Paternity or Divorce Judgment is allowed when a material change in circumstances can be demonstrated and the issue is one that remained modifiable after the Judgment entered.  The terms of an original Divorce Judgment which are frequently modified include child custody, child support, alimony and health insurance. A family law attorney […]

  • Creating a Positive Environment for Children after Divorce


    Divorce having a positive impact on a child isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about this difficult time in one’s life. However, trying to keep your marriage together for the sake of your children can be far worse in the long run than following through with a divorce. Children thrive better in […]

  • What will Happen to my Children Post Divorce?


    If you are newly divorced or are in the divorce process and children are involved, you have good reason to be concerned about them and the effects divorce may have. One of the most common questions that we receive as family law practitioners is: “What is going to happen to my children?” The first thing […]

  • What is Limited Assistance Representation and is it Right for You?


    Limited Assistance Representation, also known as LAR, is when an attorney is hired to assist a litigant with a portion(s) of his or her legal matter rather than representing the litigant in the entire case (which is referred to as a “general appearance”). The benefit to Limited Assistance Representation is that the litigant can hire the attorney […]

  • Divorce: Breaking the News to your Children


    Divorce is a difficult process for most adults to go through. When children are involved, the process becomes more complicated. You not only have to worry about your own emotions, you also have to worry about your children’s. Below are several suggestions that are helpful to keep in mind when approaching your children about your divorce: If you have more […]

  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Divorce


    Concealing or overlooking an asset: In Massachusetts all property, no matter how or when acquired, is considered marital property.  How it is divided is another subject entirely. That said, even if it is something you do not want or feel you are not entitled to, it is important to disclose and ascertain the value of […]