Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Have Changed Effective September 15, 2017

By Robin S. Fleischer, Esq. Fleischer Law Solutions, PLLC robin.fleischer@robinfleischer.com Are you ready for some good news about child support payments in Massachusetts? That’s right, for once an attorney is sharing something positive about one of the most emotionally and financially minefield ridden parts of divorce – paying for the kids. Drumroll please…On September 15, […]

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New Child Support Guidelines Bring Change to Paying for College Expenses

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com The new Child Support Guidelines (Guidelines) include a new section to deal exclusively with college or other post-secondary educational expenses. While the Guidelines officially go into effect on September 15th, they are already being used by attorneys, mediators and others. At the outset, the Guidelines remind litigants that the […]

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9 Common Mistakes Couples Make During a Divorce

By Stephen McDonough, Esq. Next Phase Legal LLC smcdonough@nextphaselegal.com http://nextphaselegal.com/ When going through a divorce, the relationship between you and your soon-to-be ex can become contentious. Understandably, some tension and stress is common, but out-of-check emotions and poor communications can cause things to deteriorate. This often means higher legal fees and more conflict–both during the […]

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Use Mediation Early and Often to Settle Your Divorce Case.

By Howard I. Goldstein, Esquire Goldstein, Egloff, Ramos & Wood, LLP www.massachusetts-divorce.com I am often asked what the best time is to get into mediation during the course of a divorce. Of course, as a mediator I have a vested interest in the answer to this question. But frankly, it is never too early to […]

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What Happens to Your Credit When You Get Divorced?

by Maricel Tabalba www.credit.com Bringing any marriage to an end is a complex process and one of the greatest challenges in divorce is dealing with the financial implications. It’s important to remember that the divorce itself does not impact your credit. The shift in your financial circumstances, however, can lead to credit problems, especially if […]

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The Importance of Parenting Flexibility

By Stephen McDonough, Esq. Next Phase Legal Parenting Through Divorce I came across a nice story in the Medfield Press written by Heather Gillis Harris. Take just a minute to read the story before continuing. Heather writes about observing a father helping his young daughter with her baseball skills while she waited at a field […]

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Three Things to Best Prepare for Your Divorce

by Susan Lillis, Esq. www.domesticlaw.net Having practiced family law for more than 25 years, I have a few thoughts on areas where people going through a divorce can focus to make the process easier and make it one of growth. MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS When going through a divorce, it’s important that you be in touch […]

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Addressing the Gray Areas of a Gray Divorce

by Susan Lillis, Esquire http://www.domesticlaw.net/ In recent years, there has been an increase in divorces for couples over 50. Many of these couples have been married for two or more decades. While reasons for the increase in divorces from this demographic vary, it does reinforce one school of thought: the longer you are married, the […]

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Divorce And Depression – Weathering The Storm

By Anne Foy Going through a divorce is a very, very stressful process. For those suffering from depression, it can make feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem far worse than they may otherwise be. While studies show that divorce ultimately increases one’s chances of recovering from depression (when compared to depressed people in unhappy relationships […]

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Choosing the Right Divorce Process

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com Question Two – What is the best divorce process for me? Recently in Holiday Time, Divorce Time? Remember…, I wrote about making the decision to divorce. If you have made that decision, it is time to consider the Process. There are two overall divorce processes – the Court Process […]

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