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How to Ease the Divorce Process for Your Children

While a divorce is difficult for everyone in the family, it often hits children particularly hard. Children have a unique ability to internalize experiences and in a divorce often feel like they are somehow to blame. While divorce is never going to be easy on children, there are ways that parents can make the process…
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Ways to Remain Civil with Your Ex During and After a Divorce

The reasons for couples getting married and divorced in Massachusetts can vary greatly due unique and different circumstances.  Oftentimes the impact of a divorce can leave irreparable scars and emotional wounds that require time to heal, for both parties. During this process, there are several reasons why you may want (or have) to continue to…
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A Few Tips: Telling Your Kids About the Divorce

by: Julia Rodgers How do you break the news to your children after deciding to divorce? And when? Despite how difficult this conversation will be, talking to your children may be one of the most healing parts of the adjustment period. Divorce is uncharted territory for most of us, so naturally, parents are often unsure…
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To Divorce or Not to Divorce: Is It Time to Move On?

It’s no secret that approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce, but how can you tell on which half of the statistic your marriage will fall? Are there ways to predict a doomed marriage? What are the signs that a marriage has gone past the point of no return and cannot be saved? How do…
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Ask a Divorce Lawyer Series: Infidelity

Question: "What percentage of MA divorce settlements are altered due to infidelity, and can one party's infidelity affect alimony in a long term marriage?" Answer: Massachusetts is primarily a no-fault state. In other words, in general, the courts do not award punitive damages for adulterous behavior. If one party's conduct resulted in dissipation of assets…
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