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7 Ways to Help Your Teenager Through Divorce

Portions reprinted with permission of Cordell & Cordell, P.C. DadsDivorce.com It seems many of the resources on the Internet are geared for parents with young children. Parents with teenage children often face even trickier challenges. A child’s teenage years are developmentally crucial. This is typically a time when children move toward independence and rapidly start […]

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A Change to Paternity Forms

By Karen M. Buckley, Esq. www.attorneykarenbuckley.com In July, 2015, the Probate and Family Court issued a revision to the forms relating to paternity, specifically forms CJD 106, Complaint to Establish Paternity, and CJD 109, Complaint for Custody-Support-Parenting Time pursuant to G.L.c. 209C. These new forms now contain a request for Custody and Parenting Time, as […]

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Ten Thanksgiving Tips

By Windsor Rose Ferrara, M.Ed. www.windsorferrara.com Ask your family members or friends to share a positive memory of your co-parent with your children at some point during the day. Ask your children what traditions are important to them. Work hard to continue those traditions. Do your children associate Thanksgiving with a favorite coffee cake, a […]

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Holiday Time, Divorce Time? Remember…

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DIvorcingOptions.com Question One – What’s in the best interest of the children? The Holiday Season is often followed, in February, by the decision to divorce – The Decision. Deciding to divorce is not easy. Yet, in Massachusetts, the Decision to do so is made in about 50% of marriages. For […]

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Parenting Plans for the Modern Family

by Edward Buckner – President, Mass Mediation Associates Mass Mediation Associates.com Thirty years ago, when people got divorced, parenting arrangements almost always looked the same: the children lived with mom and saw dad on the weekends. In those days, mom was usually the primary caretaker and dad was the breadwinner. As we all know, times […]

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Why You Should Not Dread the Parent Education Class

By Brian McLaughlin, Attorney It seems like only yesterday that you are cutting the cake, putting on the veil and the best man or maid of honor is telling a mildly inappropriate joke to a room of your family and closest friends. You have made the decision to separate from your significant other, or you […]

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Parenting Coordination: When Is It Time?

By Tony Pelusi, Attorney and Professional Coach Some decisions are easy to make. “Want fries with that?” Should you run the red light in front on that cop? Would you share your personal info online “to earn $5,000 a day from home”? In simple situations, common sense and life experience can help you make the […]

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