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Advice for Divorced Parents Moving Abroad

By Sarah Kellen Finally coming out of a relationship that for whatever reason has run its course, should feel less like an ending than a new beginning. Many of us might want to draw a line between our old married existence and the life ahead by moving away and starting afresh in a new environment. […]

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Robin Fleischer, Esq.

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Have Changed Effective September 15, 2017

By Robin S. Fleischer, Esq. Fleischer Law Solutions, PLLC 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. 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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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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Holiday Time, Divorce Time? Remember…

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. 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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Jody Comins

Speaking Out: Voices of Adult Children of Divorce

By Jody Comins, MSW “It doesn’t matter how old you are when parents divorce, in my opinion. It’s always painful. It’s a break, a rift, a severing of what was…” Lisa This is the first in a series of blogs on this topic. In Massachusetts, parents going through a divorce are required to take […]

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How Parents’ Divorce Can Affect Their Adult Kids

Reprinted with permission by Mary W. Quigley, Journalist and Author AARP Blog Difficulties in parents’ relationships have an impact on their adult children, even those living on their own. The influence isn’t always negative. Parents who “try to resolve the conflict instead of carrying it around like baggage for three weeks” teach their children that […]

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7 Ways to Help Your Teenager Through Divorce

Portions reprinted with permission of Cordell & Cordell, P.C. 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. 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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