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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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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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Ten Thanksgiving Tips

By Windsor Rose Ferrara, M.Ed. 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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